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HIV Meds May Also Help Control Hepatitis C, Study Finds

July 23, 2014

WEDNESDAY, July 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) — For patients infected with both HIV and hepatitis C, HIV antiretroviral therapy may help control both viruses, a small study suggests.
Researchers said doctors could use their findings to improve treatment strategies for people with the two diseases.
“The findings suggest that HIV suppression with antiretroviral medications plays [...]


Scientists Snipped HIV Out of Human DNA

July 21, 2014

MONDAY, July 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A recently developed molecular tool allowed researchers to remove HIV from cultured human cells in the lab.
The team of scientists at Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia said their approach may one day lead to a permanent treatment for HIV. They added that this technique might also [...]


Animal Experiments Shed Light on HIV’s Ability to Hide

July 21, 2014

MONDAY, July 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The “viral reservoir” in which HIV can lie dormant for years, avoiding detection and elimination, is established much earlier than previously thought, new animal research indicates.
This discovery poses new obstacles for those working to eradicate the AIDS-causing virus, said Harvard researchers working with the U.S. Military HIV Research [...]


HIV Diagnoses Down in U.S., Except for Young Gay Males: CDC

July 19, 2014

By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter
SATURDAY, July 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A new report offers good and bad news about the AIDS epidemic in the United States: The annual diagnosis rate of HIV, the virus that causes the disease, has dropped by one-third in the general population but has climbed among young gay and bisexual males.
Significantly [...]


AIDS Epidemic May Be Subsiding, Report Says

July 18, 2014

A new United Nations report suggests that the AIDS epidemic might be waning: The number of new HIV infections worldwide is at a record low, AIDS-related deaths are down 35 percent, and more people with HIV are getting the lifesaving medications they need.


Many Sexually Active U.S. Teens Not Tested for HIV: CDC

July 18, 2014

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
FRIDAY, July 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Only one in five sexually active U.S. teens has been tested for HIV, a new government report shows.
That percentage is concerning because teens make up a significant share of new HIV infections, researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.
“We know that [...]


Those With HIV Living Longer, International Study Finds

July 17, 2014

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, July 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Overall death rates for HIV-positive adults living in Australia, Europe and the United States have been cut 28 percent since 1999, according to new international research.
Deaths from AIDS-related causes dropped more than one-third among the HIV-positive adults in the study. Cardiovascular disease deaths declined by [...]


Mississippi Girl Thought to Be Cured of HIV Has Relapsed

July 11, 2014

A Mississippi girl born with HIV who was thought to be cured by immediate and aggressive drug treatment has relapsed, with new tests showing detectable levels of the AIDS-causing virus in her bloodstream, disappointed federal officials announced Thursday afternoon.


HIV Patients Less Likely to Get Cancer Treatment: Study

July 1, 2014

By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, July 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) — While medications are helping HIV-positive people avoid developing full-blown AIDS indefinitely, a new study finds that cancer patients with HIV are up to four times less likely to be treated for their tumors.
The research comes with caveats. It looked at just three states from 1996, [...]


HIV Prevention Drug Truvada Might Lower Genital Herpes Risk, Too

June 30, 2014

By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, June 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A combination drug used to treat and prevent HIV — Truvada — may have an additional benefit: lowering the risk of a genital herpes infection, a new study suggests.
Researchers found that African heterosexuals who were at risk of getting HIV from their partners were about [...]



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