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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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What are the early signs of HIV in men?

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 7:00am
A prompt diagnosis allows people with HIV to receive effective antiretroviral treatment sooner. In men, the virus can cause flu-like symptoms in its early stages, such as fevers, tiredness, and sore throats. We look at the other symptoms of HIV in men, and when people should consider taking a test for the virus.
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This 'natural antioxidant' may protect heart health

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 10:00am
Bilirubin, a byproduct of red blood cell breakdown, may speak to cardiovascular health, researchers argue. Further studies should investigate mechanisms.
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What is Demodex folliculorum?

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 5:00am
Demodex folliculorum is a mite that lives on the face. For most people, their presence is harmless. However, in larger numbers, they can cause skin problems. This is more likely in people with certain skin conditions or weakened immune systems. We look at the causes, symptoms, and treatments of Demodex folliculorum.
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This is how HIV decides to become active

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 11:00am
By exploiting how HIV splices its genes, scientists might have discovered a therapeutically useful way to keep the virus in a dormant state.
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