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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 […]

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What are the risks of anal sex?

What are the risks of anal sex?

Anal sex is the practice of inserting the penis, fingers, or a foreign object such as a vibrator into the anus for sexual pleasure. With the appropriate precautions, anal sex is mostly safe.However, there are different potential risks that may not be present in vaginal or oral sex. For example, the anus cannot naturally lubricate […]

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Second HIV Patient May Be Cured After Transplant

Second HIV Patient May Be Cured After Transplant

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest HIV News TUESDAY, March 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Doctors say they have sent a second HIV patient into what might be permanent remission using a stem cell transplant. The news comes a decade after the first case of a cure was reported. Back in 2009, doctors published a report […]

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Second Man HIV-Free After Stem Cell Transplant

Second Man HIV-Free After Stem Cell Transplant

In only the second known case worldwide, a man is free of HIV after a stem cell transplant, doctors say. Latest HIV News The London, U.K. patient has not been identified. He was diagnosed with HIV in 2013 and diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma in 2012. He decided in 2016 to have a stem cell transplant […]

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Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)

Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)

What are side effects of HIV therapy? There are many potential side effects associated with antiviral therapies. The most common ones for each class of drug are summarized in readily available product information. Some specific toxicities are summarized by class below. NRTIs Most NRTIs can cause mild nausea and loose stools. In general, these symptoms […]

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Has America’s Fight Against HIV Stalled?

Has America’s Fight Against HIV Stalled?

Latest HIV News WEDNESDAY, Feb. 27, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The battle against new HIV infections has lost some steam in recent years, a new report shows. After about five years of significant declines, the number of new HIV infections began to level off in 2013, at about 39,000 infections per year, the U.S. Centers […]

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VIH y SIDA: Definición y diferencias

VIH y SIDA: Definición y diferencias

El VIH es un virus que aborda y altera el sistema inmunológico, por lo que se incrementa el riesgo de aparición e impacto de otras infecciones y enfermedades. Sin tratamiento, podría progresar a una etapa avanzada de la enfermedad llamada SIDA. Sin embargo, los avances modernos de los tratamientos han conseguido que las personas con […]

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What are examples of immunodeficiency disorders?

What are examples of immunodeficiency disorders?

Immunodeficiency disorders interfere with the functioning of the immune system. As a result, the body is less able to fight off attacks, such as those from bacteria, viruses, and fungi. A person with this type of disorder is more likely to experience frequent infections affecting the gastrointestinal tract, sinuses, ears, and lungs, as well as […]