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Early HIV Drug Therapy Protects Sex Partners From Virus

Early HIV Drug Therapy Protects Sex Partners From Virus

By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 12 (HealthDay News) — People with HIV can reduce the risk of infecting their sex partners by more than 90 percent if they start treatment with antiretroviral drugs when their immune system is still relatively healthy, researchers announced Thursday. The study, which included 1,763 mostly heterosexual couples from [...]

Stroke Risk May Be Higher in HIV Patients

Stroke Risk May Be Higher in HIV Patients

Stroke rates have increased among people with HIV in recent years while declining in the U.S. population at large, new research shows, raising the possibility that treatments for the AIDS-causing virus may put these patients at higher risk for cardiovascular trouble. There’s no direct proof linking the medications to the higher stroke rate, but previous [...]

1 in 4 HIV Patients Have Neurological Diseases: Study

1 in 4 HIV Patients Have Neurological Diseases: Study

MONDAY, Oct. 4 (HealthDay News) — One in four people infected with HIV suffer from neurological complications, new Canadian research reveals. And those that do have such problems harbor double the risk of dying compared with HIV patients who are not plagued with neurological diseases, the study authors reported in the Sept. 28 issue of [...]

Study Shows Nevirapine A New Treatment Option For HIV-Positive Infants

Study Shows Nevirapine A New Treatment Option For HIV-Positive Infants

A new study shows that HIV-positive babies with stabilized infections “will do just fine switching to a regime of nevirapine, a reverse transcriptase inhibitor,” from a more expensive protease inhibitor, Scientific American’s “Observations” blog reports (Harmon, 9/7).

HIV Virus May Hide in Brain

HIV Virus May Hide in Brain

FRIDAY, Aug. 27 (HealthDay News) — The brain can be a convenient hiding place for HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. That’s the finding of Swedish researchers who analyzed samples from about 70 HIV-infected patients who’d been taking anti-HIV drugs. The tests showed that about 10 percent of the patients — a larger proportion than [...]

AIDS 2010 Follow-Up Coverage: Global HIV/AIDS Funding; HIV/AIDS Studies, Releases

AIDS 2010 Follow-Up Coverage: Global HIV/AIDS Funding; HIV/AIDS Studies, Releases

Media outlets continued to reflect on news from the International AIDS Conference-AIDS 2010, which attracted over 19,000 participants from 197 countries to Vienna last week, according to the conference blog.

HIV-Positive Women Who Want to Conceive Feel Stigma: Survey

HIV-Positive Women Who Want to Conceive Feel Stigma: Survey

FRIDAY, July 23 (HealthDay News) — Some HIV-positive women who want to have children feel stigmatized by their doctors, new research has found. In the study, Canadian researchers surveyed 159 HIV-positive women in the province of Ontario. Forty-five percent of the women were born in Canada, while 55 percent were born elsewhere, mainly in HIV-endemic [...]


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