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HIV Lurking in Spinal Fluid Linked to Thinking Problems

HIV Lurking in Spinal Fluid Linked to Thinking Problems

Latest HIV News TUESDAY, July 16, 2019 — (HealthDay News) Even with long-term treatment, HIV can still be found in the cerebrospinal fluid of some people with the AIDS-causing virus, a new study reports. And these patients are at increased risk of having thinking problems, the researchers say. “It is difficult to target infections that […]

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World first: Researchers completely remove HIV from mice

World first: Researchers completely remove HIV from mice

Could a cure for HIV be in sight? New research has revealed how a sequence of two treatments could completely remove the virus in mice. Scientists have edited mice’s genomes and removed HIV completely. The first treatment is a long-acting slow-effective release (LASER) form of antiretroviral therapy. The second treatment involves the removal of viral […]

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Most Americans Have Never Had an HIV Test: CDC

Most Americans Have Never Had an HIV Test: CDC

Latest HIV News FRIDAY, June 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Fewer than 4 in 10 Americans have ever heeded federal government recommendations to be tested for HIV, health officials reported Thursday. “Getting tested for HIV is quicker and easier than ever before — and when you take the test, you take control,” said Dr. Eugene […]

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For Women With HIV, Daily Life Can Impede Fight Against Virus

For Women With HIV, Daily Life Can Impede Fight Against Virus

Latest HIV News FRIDAY, May 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Day-to-day struggles prevent many American women with HIV from taking medicines to suppress the AIDS-causing virus, a new study shows. “Survival is a priority over putting a pill in your mouth for a number of our participants, and that is the public health challenge we […]

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Generic Version of HIV Prevention Drug Available in U.S. By Sept. 2020

Generic Version of HIV Prevention Drug Available in U.S. By Sept. 2020

A generic version of the HIV prevention pill Truvada will be available in the United States by September 2020, a year earlier than expected, according to Gilead Sciences. Latest HIV News When taken daily, Truvada prevents HIV transmission. This approach is called HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). “Gilead reached an agreement with Teva Pharmaceuticals in 2014 […]