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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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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 […]

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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 […]