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 […]

HIV Patients Less Likely to Get Treatment for Cancer: Study

May 17, 2016

By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, May 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) — While powerful HIV medications are granting longer lives to many people infected with the virus, a new U.S. study shows these same patients are less likely to get treatment for cancer if it develops.
It’s not clear why the difference exists. It could reflect the decisions […]

HIV Decline Falls Short of U.S. 5-Year Goal

May 6, 2016

FRIDAY, May 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Although HIV infection and transmission rates in the United States declined over the past five years, they fell short of White House targets, a new study finds.
Between 2010 and 2015, new HIV infections decreased 11 percent and transmission of the AIDS-causing virus declined 17 percent, far less than […]

Antibody Shot Protects Monkeys From HIV-Like Infection

April 27, 2016

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, April 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) — A single injection of a powerful HIV-fighting antibody protected monkeys from an HIV-like infection for up to six months, scientists report.
Researchers from the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) found that each of four HIV antibodies helped protect macaque monkeys from repeated […]

People With HIV May Age Faster, Study Suggests

April 21, 2016

THURSDAY, April 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) — People with HIV may age prematurely, putting them at increased risk for an earlier death, a new study indicates.
With antiretroviral therapy, many people with HIV can expect to live for decades after being infected with the AIDS-causing virus. However, doctors have noted that these patients often show signs […]

HIV Patients Now Living Long Enough to Develop Alzheimer’s

April 19, 2016

TUESDAY, April 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) — The first case of Alzheimer’s disease diagnosed in a person with HIV highlights the fact that long-time HIV survivors are starting to reach ages where their risk for Alzheimer’s increases, researchers report.
The 71-year-old man was diagnosed after a medical scan revealed amyloid protein clumps in his brain. Until […]

Doctors Report Groundbreaking HIV-to-HIV Organ Transplants

March 30, 2016

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, March 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Trailblazing liver and kidney transplants from an HIV-positive donor to HIV-positive recipients were announced Wednesday by surgeons at Johns Hopkins University.
“A couple of weeks ago, we performed the first HIV-to-HIV liver transplant in the world and the first HIV-to-HIV kidney transplant in the United […]

Work With Monkeys May Benefit HIV Babies

March 22, 2016

TUESDAY, March 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Treating baby monkeys within 24 hours of exposure to an HIV-like virus eliminated the virus, a new study says.
The findings suggest that giving antibodies to human infants infected with HIV by their mothers might clear the AIDS-causing virus from their bodies, according to the researchers.
“We knew going into […]


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