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As HIV Patients Live Longer, Certain Cancer Risks Rise: Study

October 5, 2015

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, Oct. 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Antiretroviral therapy has extended the lives of people with HIV, but living longer may increase these patients’ risk for certain cancers.
A study of nearly 90,000 HIV patients revealed a rise in three types of cancer as the AIDS-causing virus has evolved from a probable death […]

Almost Half of American Adults With HIV Don’t Take Meds: Report

September 24, 2015

By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, Sept. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Almost half of American adults infected with HIV don’t take medications that can prevent them from developing AIDS, a new government report shows.
The statistics, based on data gathered from 2007 to 2012, are a few years out of date, so it’s not clear whether […]

More Evidence Daily Pill Can Prevent HIV Transmission

September 9, 2015

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) — There’s more data showing that a daily HIV medication called Truvada may prevent HIV-negative gay men at high-risk for infection from contracting the AIDS-causing virus.
The treatment, known as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), is very effective at preventing new HIV infections and should be added to the HIV prevention […]

Needle-Exchange Program Curbed HIV Spread, Study Finds

September 3, 2015

THURSDAY, Sept. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A needle-exchange program in Washington, D.C., has prevented hundreds of new HIV infections, a new study suggests.
The program for injection drug users was launched in 2007, and it prevented an estimated 120 new cases of HIV infection and saved about $44 million in HIV treatment costs within two […]

Too Few Gay Teens Get HIV Tests, Study Finds

August 26, 2015

Gay teen boys are much less likely to get tested for HIV than older gay males, researchers report.

The Experimental Treatment That Might Prevent Herpes

August 6, 2015

A drug applied as a vaginal gel may substantially cut women’s risk of contracting genital herpes, a common and incurable sexually transmitted infection.

U.S. Teens Waiting Longer to Have Sex: CDC

July 22, 2015

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, July 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Less than half of U.S. teenagers aged 15 to 19 are having sex, a rate dramatically lower than it was a quarter-century ago, a new federal government report shows.
Only 44 percent of girls and 47 percent of boys between the ages of 15 and […]

Genes May Be Key to a Better HIV Vaccine, Study Says

July 15, 2015

By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, July 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Someone’s genetic makeup may determine whether an HIV vaccine will work, a new study suggests.
Scientists say the finding could help them find a way to immunize people against HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. While researchers have reported advances over the years, a working vaccine […]

Many U.S. AIDS Patients Still Die When ‘Opportunistic’ Infections Strike

July 1, 2015

By David HeitzHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, July 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Even after the advent of powerful medications for suppressing HIV, a new study finds that more than one-third of people in San Francisco who were diagnosed with an AIDS-related infection died within five years.
“The main cause of mortality arises from people stopping treatment entirely,” said […]

Evidence Supports Medical Pot for Some Conditions, Not Others

June 23, 2015

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, June 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Medical marijuana can be useful in treating chronic pain, but may be less effective for other conditions, a new analysis reveals.
A review of nearly 80 clinical trials involving medical marijuana or marijuana-derived drugs revealed moderately strong evidence to support their use in treating chronic pain, […]


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