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HIV-Infected Newborns Can Wait Awhile for Treatment: Study

HIV-Infected Newborns Can Wait Awhile for Treatment: Study

Latest HIV News WEDNESDAY, Jan. 15, 2020 (HealthDay News) — The effectiveness of antiretroviral therapy (ART) in newborns with HIV is similar whether it begins within days or within weeks, a new study finds. It included 73 infants in South Africa who were born with HIV infection. Of those, 46 started ART when they were […]

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HIV Triggers Immune System ‘Amnesia’ to Smallpox: Study

HIV Triggers Immune System ‘Amnesia’ to Smallpox: Study

Latest HIV News THURSDAY, Jan. 9, 2020 (HealthDay News) — HIV infection causes a loss of immunity to smallpox, even in people who were vaccinated as kids and are taking antiretroviral drugs to restore their immune system, a new study finds. Such “HIV-associated immune amnesia” could explain why people with HIV who are on antiretroviral […]

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HIV Medications List and Drug Charts

HIV Medications List and Drug Charts

What drugs treat HIV/AIDS? A cocktail of several antiviral drugs is usually used to control HIV infections. Though the original HIV/AIDS pandemic that started in the 1980s killed millions, multiple drugs regimens have since made HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) a chronic illness rather than an immediately terminal one. HIV/AIDS is an incurable disease primarily transmitted […]

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What Are the Side Effects of HIV Medications?

What Are the Side Effects of HIV Medications?

What are the side effects of NRTIs? Most NRTIs can cause mild nausea and loose stools. In general, these symptoms resolve with time. ZDV (zidovudine) has been associated with decreased production of blood cells by the bone marrow, most often causing anemia, and occasionally hyperpigmentation (most often of the nails). D4T (stavudine) can damage nerves […]

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HIV/AIDS Facts: What Is HIV?

HIV/AIDS Facts: What Is HIV?

What are signs and symptoms of HIV infection and AIDS in men, women, and children? The time from HIV infection to the development of AIDS varies. Rarely, some individuals develop complications of HIV that define AIDS within one year, while others remain completely asymptomatic after as many as 20 years from the time of infection. […]

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When should you start HIV medication?

When should you start HIV medication?

How do doctors treat HIV infections? First, there is no evidence that people infected with HIV can be cured by the currently available therapies, although research related to curing people of infection is underway. In general, those who are treated for years and are repeatedly found to have no virus in their blood by standard […]

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HIV/AIDS Infection Transmission and Prevention

HIV/AIDS Infection Transmission and Prevention

Articles on HIV-AIDS How does HIV infect the body? HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) is spread through contact with genital fluids or blood of an infected person. The spread of HIV can occur when these secretions come in contact with tissues such as those lining the vagina, anal area, mouth, eyes (the mucus membranes), or with […]

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HIV Treatment, Medications, and Prevention

HIV Treatment, Medications, and Prevention

What are HIV treatments? What medications are used in the treatment of HIV? HIV Awareness – Anyone Can Get HIV Medicines have been developed to inhibit almost all stages of the viral lifecycle. These are called highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART or ART) and include the following: Nucleoside and nucleotide reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs) inhibit […]