Opioids by Injection May Drive HIV Outbreaks

July 20, 2016

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, July 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) — The U.S. prescription drug abuse epidemic has increased the risk of HIV outbreaks in rural and suburban communities, where up to now the virus has posed little threat, warns a new case study.
Needle-sharing among prescription drug addicts created an outbreak in rural Scott County, Ind. […]

This Monthly Vaginal Ring Could Help Protect Women Against HIV

July 19, 2016

When used regularly, a medicated monthly vaginal ring may be an effective way for women in sub-Saharan Africa to protect themselves from HIV infection, according to new research.

Mixed Progress in Worldwide Fight Against HIV/AIDS

July 19, 2016

TUESDAY, July 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) — The number of HIV/AIDS deaths worldwide each year has fallen since peaking in 2005, but the number of new HIV infections is up in 74 countries, according to a new study.
Deaths from HIV/AIDS fell to 1.2 million in 2015 from 1.8 million in 2005. Though the number of […]

Cash Rewards Won’t Change Outcomes for HIV-Infected Drug Addicts: Study

July 13, 2016

WEDNESDAY, July 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Giving drug-addicted, HIV-positive people cash incentives to help improve unhealthy behaviors doesn’t work, a new study finds.
The study, funded by the U.S. National Institute on Drug Abuse, tracked outcomes for HIV-infected people with substance-abuse problems — a notoriously tough group to treat, the researchers said.
To lower rates of […]

Do More to Fight HIV in Africa: Study

July 12, 2016

TUESDAY, July 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) — New HIV infections in African men could be prevented by increasing male circumcision rates and providing more women with HIV antiretroviral therapy (ART), a new study finds.
Researchers said these strategies were linked to a considerable drop in the number of men newly infected with HIV in specific […]

How Safe Is Condomless Sex When Partner With HIV Takes Meds?

July 12, 2016

By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, July 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) — HIV transmission is highly unlikely among straight couples who have sex without condoms when one partner carries the virus but takes medication, new research suggests.
For gay couples in the same scenario, the risk seems to be only slightly higher.
The Danish study had some major limitations. […]

Stigma Prolongs Global HIV Epidemic Among Gays

July 7, 2016

THURSDAY, July 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) — High rates of HIV among gay and bisexual men continue in many regions of the world because of discriminatory laws and lack of access to preventive services, a new study finds.
“While HIV rates have flattened overall in recent years, we’re really concerned that the HIV epidemic is continuing […]

Stem Cell Transplant Can Help HIV Patients Battling Lymphoma: Study

June 15, 2016

WEDNESDAY, June 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) — People living with HIV are at high risk for lymphoma, and a new study concludes that stem cell transplant should be standard treatment in these cases.
The transplants should be “autologous” — meaning the cells come from the patients themselves, the researchers said.
The new findings could challenge the widely […]

HIV Infection Seems to Affect Nervous System

June 13, 2016

MONDAY, June 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Many newly infected HIV patients experience neurological problems, but they tend to be mild and they subside after antiretroviral drugs are given, a new study finds.
“We were surprised that neurologic findings were so pervasive in participants diagnosed with very recent HIV infection,” said study author Dr. Joanna Hellmuth. […]

High HIV Rates for Gay Men in Some Southern Cities

May 18, 2016

WEDNESDAY, May 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Rates of HIV infection among gay and bisexual men are approaching 30 percent to 40 percent in some southern U.S. cities, a new report finds.
According to the study, about 39.5 percent of gay and bisexual men in Jackson, Miss., are now HIV-positive, as are about 29 percent of […]

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