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Cytomegalovirus (CMV)

Cytomegalovirus (CMV)

Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection facts CMV is a common virus in the same family as herpesvirus, and it can infect anyone. CMV is spread by direct contact of body fluids, such as saliva, blood, urine, semen, vaginal fluids, and breast milk. Thus breastfeeding, blood transfusions, organ transplants, and sexual contact are possible modes of transmission. Most […]

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ABC TV Reporter Reveals HIV-Positive Diagnosis

ABC TV Reporter Reveals HIV-Positive Diagnosis

An on-camera reported for a Los Angeles TV station recently revealed he’s been HIV-positive for more than a decade. Latest HIV News Karl Schmid, who works for ABC7 in Los Angeles, made the announcement in a Facebook post on Friday, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The 37-year old Australian native who has covered events such […]

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New Medication Approved for Drug-Resistant HIV

New Medication Approved for Drug-Resistant HIV

TUESDAY, March 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Trogarzo (ibalizumab-uiyk) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat AIDS-causing HIV that has not responded to other antiretroviral medications. Latest HIV News Trogarzo is given intravenously once every 14 days in combination with other antiretroviral drugs, the FDA said Tuesday in a news […]

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New Studies Target Gene Therapy Against AIDS

New Studies Target Gene Therapy Against AIDS

New studies to test the use of gene therapy for HIV/AIDS are being launched. Latest HIV News To date, this approach has had little success, but researchers believe they can improve the treatment, the Associated Press reported. Some of the new studies are being funded by the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. […]

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Scientists Zero in on Better Saliva-Based HIV Test

Scientists Zero in on Better Saliva-Based HIV Test

Latest HIV News MONDAY, Jan. 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) — An experimental saliva-based HIV test shows promise, researchers report. The new test may be able to detect early evidence of HIV antibodies in saliva as reliably as a blood test, according to the scientists who developed it. The antibodies are produced by the immune system […]

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U.S. Efforts to Help Fight Global HIV Are Paying Off

U.S. Efforts to Help Fight Global HIV Are Paying Off

Latest HIV News WEDNESDAY, Jan. 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) — A U.S. government program to prevent, treat and care for people with HIV/AIDS in poor countries has been highly effective and should continue, experts say. Since 2003, the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) has provided drug therapy to more than 13 million men, […]

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Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)

Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)

What HIV drugs are in development? There are many drugs currently in development that may simplify therapy and provide important options for those who have developed extensive drug resistance. Drugs that show promise in early clinical trials are often made available by the manufacturer to certain individuals with approval of the FDA. In particular, these […]

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Coming Soon: A Once-Weekly Pill to Fight HIV?

Coming Soon: A Once-Weekly Pill to Fight HIV?

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter Latest HIV News TUESDAY, Jan. 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Goodbye, daily HIV meds? Researchers say a once-a-week, slow-release pill may keep HIV infections under control and help prevent new HIV infections altogether. The pill in question is still early in development. But it contains the same highly active antiretroviral therapy […]

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Risky Teen Behavior May Up Odds for HIV in Adulthood

Risky Teen Behavior May Up Odds for HIV in Adulthood

Latest HIV News WEDNESDAY, Jan. 3, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Drug use, mental distress and exposure to violence in the teen years appears to raise the odds for later HIV infection, a new study suggests. Teens who engage in risky behaviors are more likely to have unsafe sex — and that may put them at […]

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Trump Fires Obama-Era HIV/AIDS Council Members

Trump Fires Obama-Era HIV/AIDS Council Members

President Donald Trump has terminated the appointments of all remaining members of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) who had joined the expert panel during the Obama years, CBS News reported. Latest HIV News The terminations come after the resignation earlier in 2017 of a handful of council members who said “Trump doesn’t care […]