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Why do certain hormonal contraceptives increase the risk of HIV?

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 12:00
In recent years, evidence has been building that injectable contraceptive depot medroxyprogesterone acetate (Depo-Provera or DMPA) is associated with an increased risk of HIV infection.
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Examining service delivery, patient outcomes in Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 07:00
Outpatient human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) health care facilities funded by the federal Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) were more likely to provide case management, mental health, substance...
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Provision of HIV treatment can be cost-saving for companies in high prevalence settings

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 14:00
In settings with a high prevalence of HIV, such as South Africa, provision of antiretroviral therapy programmes in the workplace can be cost saving for companies due to reductions in healthcare...
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Infection with multiple HIV-1 variants leads to poorer clinical outcomes

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 11:00
HIV-1 infection with multiple founder variants points to poorer clinical outcomes than infection with a single variant, according to a paper published today in the journal Nature Medicine.
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HIV testing among older adults is declining, despite CDC recommendation

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 12:00
Researchers led by the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health examined HIV testing trends among adults ages 50 through 64 both before and after 2006, when the Centers for Disease Control and...
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New similarities between Leukemia and AIDS discovered by Ben-Gurion University of the Negev researchers

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 11:00
Researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) have made a significant breakthrough, discovering similarities between Leukemia and HIV that might hold the key to developing a clinical...
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Few gay teenage boys get tested for HIV

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 06:00
Teens fear being recognized and don't know where to get tested Only one in five gay and bisexual teen boys have been tested for HIV HIV infections are on the rise for young men who...
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Pregnancy is a missed opportunity for HIV-infected women to gain control over condition

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 04:00
Pregnancy could be a turning point for HIV-infected women, when they have the opportunity to manage their infection, prevent transmission to their new baby and enter a long-term pattern of...
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Sexual-minority men more empathic towards fellow minorities

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 07:00
New UH study investigates racial attitudes, empathy among heterosexual, sexual-minority white menWhite sexual-minority men may be more empathic toward other minority groups compared to their...
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How can we improve data sharing of biomedical research across the globe?

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 10:00
Special issue of the Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics focuses on the ethical implications of sharing health research data in low and middle income settingsWith the...
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How long have primates been infected with viruses related to HIV?

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 04:00
Disease-causing viruses engage their hosts in ongoing arms races: positive selection for antiviral genes increases host fitness and survival, and viruses in turn select for mutations that counteract...
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Agricultural intervention improves HIV outcomes

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 08:00
Helping HIV positive Kenyans improve farming practices counters hungerThis image shows a farmer/participant showing irrigated crops.
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Targeting semen proteins to prevent HIV infection

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 10:00
Researchers describe two approaches they say could prevent HIV infection by targeting proteins in semen called amyloid fibrils that boost transmission of the virus.
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'Molecular tweezer' targets HIV and prevents semen from promoting infection

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 10:00
Compound shaped like a tweezer could prove more effective at preventing HIV infection -- and with less side effects -- than other microbicides in developmentAn unprecedented potential "molecular...
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The potential in your pond

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 12:00
Scientists at the John Innes Centre have discovered that Euglena gracilis, the single cell algae which inhabits most garden ponds, has a whole host of new, unclassified genes which can make new forms...
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Study suggests Ontario nearing UN targets to help end AIDS epidemic

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 08:00
A new study suggests Ontario is nearing ambitious United Nations targets for ending the AIDS epidemics: By 2020, 90 per cent of all people living with HIV should know their HIV status, 90 per cent of...
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Large percentage of youth with HIV may lack immunity to measles, mumps, rubella

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 11:00
NIH study finds those vaccinated before starting modern HIV therapy may be at riskBetween one-third and one-half of individuals in the United States who were infected with HIV around the time of...
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Toxoplasma parasite's greedy appetite may be its downfall

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 06:00
Toxoplasma gondii is estimated to chronically infect nearly one-third of the world's population, causing the condition Toxoplasmosis.
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AOP Orphan announces launch of access program for the world's first drug against lipodystrophy in HIV patients, EGRIFTA, in Europe

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 11:00
AOP Orphan, a pioneering pharmaceutical company in the field of rare diseases, is launching in Europe the world's first drug approved by the FDA that can be used effectively against lipodystrophy...
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Research advances potential for test and vaccine for genital and oral herpes

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 07:00
Findings from a pair of new studies could speed up the development of a universally accurate diagnostic test for human herpes simplex viruses (HSV), according to researchers at Johns Hopkins and...
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