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Child once thought "cured" of HIV tests positive

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 16:52
Girl is said to be responding to treatment, but hopes of a cure suffer major setback
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Girl 'Cured' of HIV at Birth Now Has Virus

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 16:51
The unnamed girl, dubbed the "Mississippi baby," raised hopes for a cure.
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Baby thought cleared of HIV has virus again

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 16:47
A girl who was born HIV-positive but was treated early and showed no signs of the disease for years has seen her infection return, US doctors said Thursday. The girl's story had raised hopes that doctors may have found a way to cure young children who are born HIV-positive, simply by giving them strong anti-retroviral drugs shortly after birth. "Certainly, this is a disappointing turn of events ...
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'Cured' HIV Baby Is Infected, Doctors Find

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 16:46
A baby who doctors had hoped may have been cured of HIV infection is infected again, doctors reported.
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HIV Returns in 'Cured' Mississippi Baby

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 16:46
A Mississippi child who was born with HIV but had remained free of the virus for more than two years after early treatment now has detectable levels of the virus, according to the researchers involved in the case. The child, known as the "Mississippi baby," was born to a HIV-positive mother in 2010 and had been treated with antiretroviral drugs beginning in the first hours of life, and ...
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Girl ‘Cured’ of HIV Has Relapsed

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 16:45
"Certainly, this is a disappointing turn of events."
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Virus Detected in Baby ‘Cured’ of HIV

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 16:39
A Mississippi baby scientists said was “functionally cured” of HIV now has detectable levels of the virus in her blood, 27 months after being taken off antiretroviral drugs, her doctors say. “Certainly, this is a disappointing turn of events for this young child, the medical staff involved in the child’s care, and the HIV/AIDS research community,” NIAID Director Dr. Anthony Fauci said in a ...
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Mississippi baby thought cured of HIV no longer in remission

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 16:17
By Julie Steenhuysen (Reuters) - A toddler thought to have been cured of HIV now has detectable levels of the virus in her blood, the child's doctors and U.S. health officials said on Thursday. The Mississippi child's stunning story, first disclosed at a medical meeting in March 2013, was the first account of an HIV-infected infant achieving what appeared to be a cure after receiving aggressive ...
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Girl hoped to have been cured of HIV has relapsed

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 16:12
A Mississippi girl born with the AIDS virus and in remission for more than two years despite stopping treatment now shows signs that she still harbors HIV — and therefore is not cured. The news is a setback to hopes that very early treatment with powerful HIV drugs might reverse an infection that has seemed permanent once it takes hold.
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Baby thought cleared of HIV has virus again

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 16:01
A baby girl born in the southern US state of Mississippi, who was thought to have been cleared of HIV, has seen her infection return, US scientists said Thursday. The child, now four, was born in 2010 to an HIV-infected mother who was untreated during pregnancy. She went off her medication to suppress the human immunodeficiency virus when she was 18 months old, but somehow remained disease-free ...
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HIV baby

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 15:36
A Mississippi baby scientists said was "functionally cured" of HIV now has detectable levels of the virus in her blood, 27 months after being taken off antiretroviral drugs, her doctors say.
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'Cured' HIV Baby Is Infected Again, Doctors Find

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 15:06
A baby who doctors had hoped may have been cured of HIV infection is infected again, doctors reported.
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HIV infection returns in Mississippi girl thought cured

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 14:41
Disappointed federal officials Thursday announced that a 3 1/2-year-old Mississippi girl thought to have been cured of HIV, now has detectable levels of the virus.
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'Mississippi Baby' now has detectable HIV, researchers find

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 14:34
( NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases ) The child known as the 'Mississippi baby' -- an infant seemingly cured of HIV that was reported as a case study of a prolonged remission of HIV infection in the New England Journal of Medicine last fall -- now has detectable levels of HIV after more than two years of not taking antiretroviral therapy without evidence of virus ...
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Stigma is a problem for HIV positive teachers

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 13:45
Though the Ghana Education Service has a policy to retain its HIV/AIDS positive staff only 120 of such employees across the nation have joined the Network of Teachers and Educational Workers on HIV/AIDS Ghana (NETEWAG).
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MP has HIV test as part of Halfway to World AIDS day

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 11:19
A Hampshire MP was among a number legislators who took an HIV test at a ‘Halfway to World AIDS day’ event hosted by the Halve It Coalition and the All-Party Parliamentary Group on HIV and AIDS.
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Researchers address under-representation of racial/ethnic groups in HIV medical research

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 09:10
A New York University College of Nursing (NYUCN) research team found that a social/behavioral intervention vastly increased the number of African American and Latino individuals living with HIV/AIDS who enrolled in HIV/AIDS medical studies.
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Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 07:25
A fortnightly summary of HIV research news. NAM is the official online partner for scientific reporting at the 20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014) in Melbourne, Australia, 20-25th July 2014.
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Substantial proportion of male HIV infections labelled as 'heterosexual exposure' in UK probably due to sex with other ...

Yahoo News - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 05:09
Up to a fifth of HIV infection among black African men initially classified as 'heterosexual exposure' in the UK are likely to have been acquired as a result of sex with other men, investigators report in the online edition of AIDS. Using a technique called phylogenetic analysis, the authors identified
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Growing old with HIV: Age-related diseases are bigger problem for African American women

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 05:00
For African American women in their 50's and 60's, self-managing their HIV as they age is proving to be less of a challenge than dealing with age-related diseases such as diabetes or hypertension...
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