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Okla. dentist's office a 'menace to public health'

Thu, 28 Mar 2013 20:07:57 GMT

The crisp, stucco exterior of an Oklahoma dental clinic concealed what health inspectors say they found inside: rusty instruments used on patients with infectious diseases and a pattern of unsanitary practices that put thousands of people at risk for hepatitis and the virus that causes AIDS.



'Cured' HIV baby raises questions for other newbornsThe case of a baby who may have been cured of an HIV infection raises two tantalizing prospects: Is it possible to save even more newborns from infection, and is it possible that other babies may have been cured and no one knows it yet?

Mon, 4 Mar 2013 22:18:56 GMT

(image) The case of a baby who may have been cured of an HIV infection raises two tantalizing prospects: Is it possible to save even more newborns from infection, and is it possible that other babies may have been cured and no one knows it yet?


The case of a baby who may have been cured of an HIV infection raises two tantalizing prospects: Is it possible to save even more newborns from infection, and is it possible that other babies may have been cured and no one knows it yet?



Test of gel, pills to prevent HIV fails in real-life study

Mon, 4 Mar 2013 20:03:49 GMT

African women who were testing a gel or a pill to protect them from the AIDS virus weren’t able to use either consistently enough to tell if they worked, researchers reported Monday.



Kenya village pairs AIDS orphans with grandparents

Fri, 30 Nov 2012 19:16:57 GMT

Nyumbani, Kenya, was born of the AIDS crisis. The 938 children here all saw their parents die. The 97 grandparents saw their middle-aged children die. But put together, the bookend generations take care of one another.



Risk-taking teens, young adults infected by, spreading HIV

Tue, 27 Nov 2012 23:55:00 GMT

AIDS is alive and well in a new generation of teenagers and young adults, most of them young men, who are having risky sex, often fueled by drugs or alcohol, U.S. officials said Tuesday.



U.N.: End of AIDS 'feasible' as infections fall

Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:55:58 GMT

An end to the worldwide AIDS epidemic is in sight, the United Nations says, mainly due to better access to drugs that can both treat and prevent the human immunodeficiency virus that causes the disease.



New push for most in US to get at least 1 HIV test

Tue, 20 Nov 2012 15:15:36 GMT

There's a new push to make testing for the AIDS virus as common as cholesterol checks. Americans ages 15 to 64 should get an HIV test at least once — not just people considered at high risk for the virus, an independent panel that sets screening guidelines proposed Monday.



New test to improve HIV diagnosis in poor countries

Sun, 28 Oct 2012 18:29:10 GMT

LONDON (Reuters) - Scientists have come up with a test for the virus that causes AIDS that is ten times more sensitive and a fraction of the cost of existing methods, offering the promise of better diagnosis and treatment in the developing world.



HIV prevention pill also for straight people at risk

Thu, 9 Aug 2012 17:27:21 GMT

U.S. health officials said Thursday that doctors should consider giving an AIDS prevention pill to women and heterosexual men who are at high risk for getting the virus.



Aging AIDS epidemic raises new questions

Thu, 26 Jul 2012 23:50:56 GMT

(image) AIDS is graying. By the end of the decade, the government estimates, more than half of Americans living with HIV will be over 50. Even in developing countries, more people with the AIDS virus are surviving to middle age and beyond.



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Two HIV patients now virus-free. Is this a cure?

Thu, 26 Jul 2012 18:51:07 GMT

Two men unlucky enough to get both HIV and cancer have been seemingly cleared of the virus, raising hope that science may yet find a way to cure for the infection that causes AIDS, 30 years into the epidemic.



Circumcision advocate tackles the cringe factor

Mon, 6 Aug 2012 18:42:59 GMT

(image) It’s an idea that can make a grown man cringe, and no one knows better than Angelo Kaggwa. But Kaggwa finally got circumcised last year and immediately reduced his risk of HIV infection dramatically. Now, he wants everyone to know: It’s not so bad.



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'Generation without AIDS'? Prevention strategy faces challenges

Tue, 24 Jul 2012 21:08:08 GMT

“Treatment is Prevention.” It is a simple slogan that has dominated this year’s International AIDS Conference, springing from a 2011 study that showed when HIV patients receive proper drug treatment, they not only remain healthy, but are also virtually incapable of infecting others.



Most teens use condoms, but sex ed cuts raise worries

Tue, 24 Jul 2012 15:09:19 GMT

A new report shows just 47 percent of high school students have ever had sex, down from 54 percent in 1991 and holding steady since about 2001. While most sexually active teens wear a condom, officials worry progress against unprotected sex has stalled in recent years.



Man believed cured of AIDS says he's still cured

Tue, 24 Jul 2012 17:19:01 GMT

The first person believed to have been cured of AIDS says reports he still has the HIV virus are false.



Black, gay men have higher HIV infection rates

Mon, 23 Jul 2012 19:01:34 GMT

A study of black gay and bisexual men in six U.S. cities found HIV infection rates that were 50 percent higher than among their white counterparts, and rates were even higher for men under the age of 30 in the same community, researchers said on Monday.



AIDS conference opens with eye to a cure

Sun, 22 Jul 2012 12:56:59 GMT

Starting today, 25,000 researchers, activists, patients and officials meet for the colorful International AIDS conference to trade ideas, demonstrate and float policy ideas. This year, the question looms: Could there be a cure?  



Treat all HIV infections, global panel says

Sun, 22 Jul 2012 14:31:41 GMT

(image) An international health panel has recommended for the first time that all HIV patients be treated with antiretroviral drugs, even when the virus's impact on their immune system is shown to be small.



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WHO backs use of pills to help prevent HIV

Fri, 20 Jul 2012 17:23:48 GMT

The World Health Organization has endorsed using HIV medicines among people who do not have the infection but are at high risk of getting it, and suggested that poor and wealthy countries alike set up pilot projects to better understand the benefits.



FDA approves first pill to help prevent HIV

Mon, 16 Jul 2012 17:16:36 GMT

The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first drug shown to reduce the risk of HIV infection, a milestone in the 30-year battle against the virus that causes AIDS.



Scientists see AIDS vaccine within reach

Mon, 16 Jul 2012 16:44:54 GMT

(image) At an ill-fated press conference in 1984, U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Margaret Heckler boldly predicted an effective AIDS vaccine would be available within just two years.



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FDA panel backs at-home HIV test

Tue, 15 May 2012 21:24:40 GMT

A U.S. Food and Drug Administration panel of outside experts concluded that an over-the-counter, in-home HIV test is reasonably safe and effective for determining whether someone has the AIDS virus.



Bioethicist: At-home HIV test raises questions

Tue, 15 May 2012 21:46:57 GMT

A test to determine if you are infected with HIV should be made available over-the-counter, a federal advisory panel has recommended. While an at-home test would seem to be a good idea for cutting down on new cases, it also raises ethical question, writes bioethicist Arthur Caplan.



FDA reviews first rapid, take-home test for HIV

Fri, 11 May 2012 21:57:53 GMT

The Food and Drug Administration is considering approval of the first over-the-counter HIV test that would allow consumers to quickly test themselves for the virus at home, without medical supervision.



FDA panel backs first pill to block HIV infection

Fri, 11 May 2012 13:31:58 GMT

(image) The first drug shown to prevent HIV infection won the endorsement of a panel of federal advisers Thursday, clearing the way for a landmark approval in the 30-year fight against the virus that causes AIDS.



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FDA review favors first drug for HIV prevention

Tue, 8 May 2012 22:21:03 GMT

A pill that has long been used to treat HIV has moved one step closer to becoming the first drug approved to prevent healthy people from becoming infected with the virus that causes AIDS.






Study in monkeys raises hope for HIV vaccines

Wed, 4 Jan 2012 20:12:55 GMT

An experimental vaccine helped protect monkeys from an especially deadly form of the AIDS virus, raising new hope for an effective vaccine in people, U.S. researchers said on Wednesday.



Breakthrough of year? A way to put HIV on run

Thu, 22 Dec 2011 19:09:07 GMT

A clinical trial involving AIDS this year is rightly being called by Science magazine the most important scientific breakthrough of the year, writes bioethicist Art Caplan.



Bioethicist: Shame on school for rejecting boy with HIVA Pennsylvania school has denied admission to a boy with HIV, a shameful move that has single-handedly set back years of hard work to tamp down the fear of those with HIV, writes bioethicist Art Caplan.

Thu, 1 Dec 2011 19:39:23 GMT

(image) A Pennsylvania school has denied admission to a boy with HIV, a shameful move that has single-handedly set back years of hard work to tamp down the fear of those with HIV, writes bioethicist Art Caplan.


A Pennsylvania school has denied admission to a boy with HIV, a shameful move that has single-handedly set back years of hard work to tamp down the fear of those with HIV, writes bioethicist Art Caplan.



Claim: Hershey school rejects HIV-positive Pa. boy

Thu, 1 Dec 2011 23:14:48 GMT

A Philadelphia-area teenager says he was denied admission to a private boarding school connected with the Hershey chocolate company because he's HIV-positive.



NYC to offer AIDS drugs to early-diagnosed HIV patients

Thu, 1 Dec 2011 18:24:06 GMT

City health officials said Thursday they are recommending that any person living with HIV be offered AIDS drugs as soon as they are diagnosed with the virus, an aggressive move that has been shown to prolong life and stem the spread of the disease.



Double whammy of setbacks cripple war on AIDSWorld AIDS Day is about recognizing how far we’ve come -- and how far we still have to go -- in the fight against a plague that has infected 60 million people and killed half of them. But today, now 30 years into the epidemic, a series of setbacks threatens to dash hopes for the goal of an “AIDS-free generation.”

Thu, 1 Dec 2011 13:34:48 GMT

(image) World AIDS Day is about recognizing how far we’ve come -- and how far we still have to go -- in the fight against a plague that has infected 60 million people and killed half of them. But today, now 30 years into the epidemic, a series of setbacks threatens to dash hopes for the goal of an “AIDS-free generation.”


World AIDS Day is about recognizing how far we’ve come -- and how far we still have to go -- in the fight against a plague that has infected 60 million people and killed half of them. But today, now 30 years into the epidemic, a series of setbacks threatens to dash hopes for the goal of an “AIDS-free generation.”



China says HIV/AIDS cases are soaring

Wed, 30 Nov 2011 23:51:49 GMT

(image) The number of new HIV/AIDS cases in China is soaring, state media said on Wednesday, citing health officials, with rates of infections among college students and older men rising.



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Few Americans with HIV have virus under control

Tue, 29 Nov 2011 21:59:08 GMT

Health officials say only 1 in 4 Americans with the AIDS virus have the infection under control with medications.



At DC DMV: Driver's license, tag renewal, HIV test

Tue, 22 Nov 2011 15:56:00 GMT

(image) At one Department of Motor Vehicles' office in the nation's capital, motorists can get a driver's license, temporary tags and something wholly unrelated to the road: a free HIV test.



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PBT: Magic changed the face of HIVPBT: Do you remember where you were 20 years ago, when you heard Magic Johnson announced he had HIV? He changed the face of the disease forever.

Mon, 7 Nov 2011 14:37:22 GMT

(image) PBT: Do you remember where you were 20 years ago, when you heard Magic Johnson announced he had HIV? He changed the face of the disease forever.


PBT: Do you remember where you were 20 years ago, when you heard Magic Johnson announced he had HIV? He changed the face of the disease forever.



Scientists find new way to 'disarm' AIDS virus

Mon, 19 Sep 2011 21:08:05 GMT

Scientists have found a way to prevent HIV from damaging the immune system and say their discovery may offer a new approach to developing a vaccine against AIDS.



Gene therapy shows promise in reducing HIV

Mon, 19 Sep 2011 16:03:54 GMT