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Truvada (emtricitabine and tenofovir disoproxil fumarate)

Truvada (emtricitabine and tenofovir disoproxil fumarate)

What is Truvada? Truvada is a brand-name prescription medication that’s used for treating HIV infection. It’s also used for preventing HIV infection in people who have a high risk of getting HIV. This use, in which the treatment is given before the person may be exposed to HIV, is called pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). Truvada contains […]

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What chronic illnesses are people with HIV more likely to experience?

What chronic illnesses are people with HIV more likely to experience?

New research looks into the chronic illnesses that people living with HIV are at most risk of developing. <img src="http://www.medicationjunction.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/what-chronic-illnesses-are-people-with-hiv-more-likely-to-experience.jpg" alt="hiv awareness ribbon“>New research examines what other illnesses HIV may lead to. In the United States, over 1 million people are currently living with an HIV infection. Worldwide, 1.8 million people have HIV. Overall, the […]

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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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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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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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How long can a person live with HIV?

How long can a person live with HIV?

The life expectancy of a person living with HIV has improved dramatically over recent years. Thanks to advances in treatment, namely antiretroviral therapy, people living with HIV can now expect to live long, healthy lives. When the HIV and AIDS epidemic began in the United States in the 1980s, HIV was a life-threatening condition. However, […]

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What types of HIV medications are there?

What types of HIV medications are there?

Although there is currently no cure for HIV, a range of medications can control the condition. People with HIV take combinations of medicines. These regimens help them lead longer and healthier lives. This article provides a list of HIV medications that the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have currently approved. We also give […]

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How to tell if a penis rash is from HIV

How to tell if a penis rash is from HIV

Similarly to other viral infections, an early symptom of HIV is a rash that can appear anywhere on the body, including the penis. When HIV causes a rash, it appears as a flat red patch with small red bumps. Itchiness is the primary symptom of an HIV rash. HIV rashes typically appear on the upper […]

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Is there a link between garlic and HIV?

Is there a link between garlic and HIV?

Garlic is a common ingredient that may lower blood pressure and reduce a person’s risk of certain types of cancers. However, what does the research say what about garlic and HIV? Can consuming garlic help people with HIV, or does it cause more harm? The main compound in garlic is allicin. Garlic also contains other […]