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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 […]

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Vampire Facials at New Mexico Spa Linked to HIV Infections

Vampire Facials at New Mexico Spa Linked to HIV Infections

Two people may have contracted HIV after undergoing so-called “vampire facials” at a New Mexico spa, state health officials say. Latest HIV News In this procedure, nutrient-rich plasma is injected into the face using a tool called a micro-needling pen. The plasma typically comes from the client’s own blood, CNN reported. Laboratory tests showed that […]

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Stanford Faculty Members Cleared in Gene-Edited Babies Case

Stanford Faculty Members Cleared in Gene-Edited Babies Case

There was no wrongdoing on the part of three Stanford University faculty members in connection with a Chinese scientist who claimed to have created the world’s first gene-edited babies, the university said Tuesday. Latest HIV News The faculty members did not participate in or have financial or other ties to the work by scientist He […]

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Weekly Infusion May Be Effective, Easier HIV Therapy

Weekly Infusion May Be Effective, Easier HIV Therapy

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter Latest HIV News WEDNESDAY, April 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The advent of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) in the 1990s revolutionized HIV/AIDS treatment. But while it dramatically improves survival, some patients can develop troublesome side effects or even resistance to the potent pills. So, the search for an alternative has […]

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New HIV vaccine could expose latent virus and kill it

New HIV vaccine could expose latent virus and kill it

Antiretroviral therapy may soon be obsolete, as scientists have successfully used immune cells to kick the dormant form of HIV out of its hiding place and destroy it. The findings may soon lead to an HIV vaccine. New research brings us closer to an HIV vaccine that could eradicate it completely. According to recent estimates, […]

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How HIV Might Influence HPV Vaccination Rates

How HIV Might Influence HPV Vaccination Rates

Latest HIV News TUESDAY, April 2, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Does being at high risk for HIV mean you’re less likely to get the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine? New research suggests that’s so. HIV is the virus that causes AIDS, while HPV can cause cervical, anal and other cancers. HPV infection is common, and healthy […]

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Surgeons Perform First HIV-Positive Kidney Transplant From Living Donor

Surgeons Perform First HIV-Positive Kidney Transplant From Living Donor

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest HIV News THURSDAY, March 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Surgeons in Baltimore have performed the world’s first kidney transplant in which both the living donor and the recipient are HIV-positive. The success of the operation could potentially make organs more widely available to patients infected with the AIDS virus. A […]

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CDC Cites Urgent Need to Expand HIV Testing, Treatment

CDC Cites Urgent Need to Expand HIV Testing, Treatment

Latest HIV News MONDAY, March 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Shortfalls in HIV testing and treatment are hampering efforts to stop new infections of the AIDS-causing virus in the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. “We have the tools to end the HIV epidemic, but a tool is only useful if […]

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Monthly Shots Control HIV as Well as Daily Pills: Studies

Monthly Shots Control HIV as Well as Daily Pills: Studies

Monthly shots of HIV drugs were as effective as daily pills in controlling the AIDS-causing virus, two studies show. Latest HIV News They included a total of nearly 1,200 people worldwide. Some were taking pills to treat their HIV infection while others hadn’t yet started treatment. In the studies, half the patients took pills and […]