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U.S. Agrees to Help Launch ‘African CDC’

April 13, 2015

MONDAY, April 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) — An agreement to help create an African Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was signed Monday by the United States and the African Union.
“The West African Ebola epidemic reaffirmed the need for a public health institute to support African ministries of health and other health agencies in their […]

HIV-Infected People Often Do Well After Kidney Transplant

April 3, 2015

FRIDAY, April 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) — For years, it’s been thought that people living with HIV wouldn’t be good candidates to receive a new kidney.
But a new study finds that these patients actually have better outcomes than those infected with hepatitis C, or patients infected with both viruses.
“These findings show that HIV patients are […]

HIV Can Damage Brain Early On, Study Says

April 2, 2015

THURSDAY, April 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) — HIV can spread to and develop in people’s brains in the early stages of infection, new research shows.
The findings highlight the need for screening and early treatment of infection with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, the researchers said.
“Any delay runs the risk that the virus could find […]

HIV Patients May Fare as Well as Others With Kidney Transplants

March 19, 2015

THURSDAY, March 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Kidney transplant patients with HIV have similar survival rates as those without HIV, a new study finds.
The study included 510 HIV-positive adults who had kidney transplants in the United States between 2002 and 2011. Overall, these patients had similar five- and 10-year survival rates as kidney transplant […]

Half of Known Strains of HIV Originated in Gorillas

March 2, 2015

MONDAY, March 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Since HIV first appeared in humans in the early 1980s, scientists have been laboring to discover where and how the AIDS-causing virus first developed.
Now, an international team of researchers says it has confirmed that two of the four known groups of HIV strains affecting humans originated in […]

Taking Pill Before, After Sex Cuts HIV Infection for Gay Men: Study

February 25, 2015

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) — There’s new evidence that gay men not infected with HIV can stay that way if they take a pill called Truvada in the days before and after a sexual encounter with an infected partner.
The strategy is known as “pre-exposure prophylaxis,” or PrEP. Prior studies had suggested that […]

Most HIV Infections Come From Undiagnosed or Untreated People: Study

February 23, 2015

MONDAY, Feb. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) — If an American becomes infected with HIV, chances are he or she contracted the virus from someone who didn’t know they were infected or wasn’t getting proper treatment.
That’s the message of a new U.S. study, which found that undiagnosed and untreated people with HIV may be responsible […]

Some HIV Strains Cause Early Damage to Immune System, Study Finds

February 19, 2015

THURSDAY, Feb. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Fast-replicating strains of HIV damage the immune system in the very early stages of infection, resulting in quicker disease progression, a new study says.
The results confirmed previous findings that people with faster-replicating HIV strains have a quicker decline in levels of infection-fighting immune system CD4 T-cells, the researchers […]

Doctors Pinpoint Why Child Who Appeared Free of HIV Suffered Relapse

February 18, 2015

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) — HIV hid deep inside a young Mississippi girl born with the virus who suffered a disappointing relapse last July, after more than two years in which she appeared to have been cured by early, aggressive drug treatment, her doctors report.
They now know that the girl’s […]

Kidneys From HIV Donors May Be OK for HIV Patients, Study Finds

February 11, 2015

By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) — New research from South Africa suggests that HIV may not be a barrier for kidney transplants between people infected with the virus that causes AIDS.
The findings are good news for HIV-positive patients who worry about getting kidneys from others infected with the virus.
The research doesn’t […]


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