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Human immunodeficiency virus or HIV, is the virus that causes AIDS. AIDS is the final stage of HIV infection, when your body can no longer fight life-threatening infections. HIV attacks the immune system and weakens your ability to fight infections and disease. There is no cure for HIV, but there are treatments to enable most people with the virus to live a long and healthy life. The best way to prevent HIV is to use a condom for sex and never share needles or other injecting equipment.
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Coffee could halve death risk for patients with HIV, hepatitis C

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 10:00am
Drinking at least three cups of coffee every day could reduce the risk of death by 50 percent for patients infected with both HIV and hepatitis C.
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Study reveals new clues to how a successful HIV vaccine could work

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 2:00am
Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have made a discovery that could speed efforts to develop a successful HIV vaccine.
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Study reveals new clues to how a successful HIV vaccine could work

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 2:00am
Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have made a discovery that could speed efforts to develop a successful HIV vaccine.
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Tick saliva may hold potential treatment for reducing HIV-linked heart disease risk

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 2:00am
Scientists may have found a clue to why people living with HIV have double the likelihood of developing heart disease.
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Tick saliva may hold potential treatment for reducing HIV-linked heart disease risk

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 2:00am
Scientists may have found a clue to why people living with HIV have double the likelihood of developing heart disease.
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Cancer drug can reactivate HIV: A single drug could attack the virus on two fronts

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 2:00am
People living with HIV must take a combination of three or more different drugs every day for the rest of their lives.
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Cancer drug can reactivate HIV: A single drug could attack the virus on two fronts

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 2:00am
People living with HIV must take a combination of three or more different drugs every day for the rest of their lives.
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Single measures of viral load may overestimate HIV suppression status

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 8:00am
A review of data reported to the National HIV Surveillance System through June 2016 suggests that a single measure of viral load may overestimate how many persons with HIV infection have durable...
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Single measures of viral load may overestimate HIV suppression status

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 8:00am
A review of data reported to the National HIV Surveillance System through June 2016 suggests that a single measure of viral load may overestimate how many persons with HIV infection have durable...
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GP-based testing for HIV is cost-effective and should be rolled out in local authorities

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 8:00am
Offering HIV testing to people at health checks when they register at a new GP surgery in high-prevalence areas is cost-effective and will save lives, according to a study involving over 86,000...
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GP-based testing for HIV is cost-effective and should be rolled out in local authorities

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 8:00am
Offering HIV testing to people at health checks when they register at a new GP surgery in high-prevalence areas is cost-effective and will save lives, according to a study involving over 86,000...
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HIV prevention dapivirine vaginal ring found safe and acceptable in US adolescent girls

Fri, 07/28/2017 - 2:00am
A vaginal ring that researchers are hopeful will be approved as a method for preventing HIV in women was found to be safe and acceptable in teen girls, according to results of a study conducted in...
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HIV prevention dapivirine vaginal ring found safe and acceptable in US adolescent girls

Fri, 07/28/2017 - 2:00am
A vaginal ring that researchers are hopeful will be approved as a method for preventing HIV in women was found to be safe and acceptable in teen girls, according to results of a study conducted in...
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South African child in HIV remission without drugs

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 10:00am
A South African child has been in sustained remission of HIV for 8.5 years without therapy, after receiving early treatment in infancy, scientists report.
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South African child in HIV remission without drugs

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 10:00am
A South African child has been in sustained remission of HIV for 8.5 years without therapy, after receiving early treatment in infancy, scientists report.
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Experimental HIV vaccine regimen is well-tolerated, elicits immune responses

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 2:00am
Results from an early-stage clinical trial called APPROACH show that an investigational HIV vaccine regimen was well-tolerated and generated immune responses against HIV in healthy adults.
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Experimental HIV vaccine regimen is well-tolerated, elicits immune responses

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 2:00am
Results from an early-stage clinical trial called APPROACH show that an investigational HIV vaccine regimen was well-tolerated and generated immune responses against HIV in healthy adults.
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Consistent treatment prevents HIV transmission among gay men

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 11:00am
Zero cases of HIV transmission were reported among serodifferent gay men who engaged in unprotected sex over a period of 4 years. HIV treatment is key.
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