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HIV Diagnosis Rate Dropped
HIV has been a national concern for years, but new data suggest that serious progress has been made.
Some Minorities With HIV, AIDS Were Least Likely to Take Rx
According to new research, African-American and Latino people with HIV or AIDS were the least likely to take medication that could extend their lives. Researchers may now have some of the answers as to why.
HIV/AIDS Experts Killed in Malaysia Airlines Crash
Details of the passengers on the Malaysian Airlines plane shot down over Ukraine this week are starting to emerge. Among the lives lost were leading HIV/AIDS researchers on their way to the International AIDS Conference in Australia.
Routine Screening May Be Better Option for Spotting HIV Early
HIV can be hard to diagnose early because symptoms can be basic and flu-like. New research identified signs of HIV infection that may help doctors decide which patients need to be tested.
Worse Drug Resistance Seen in HIV Positive Children
Once the HIV virus becomes resistant to a drug, that resistance is permanent. Drug resistance in HIV-infected children makes finding an effective treatment more difficult.
CDC Recommends HIV Prevention Rx for Those at High Risk
People at high risk for developing HIV can now take a medication to help prevent the disease. But to get the greatest protection from this medication, strict conditions must be followed.
NBA Stars Who Give Back
Fame elevates individuals to a unique position in society, allowing them to direct a great deal of attention and support towards charitable causes. Here’s a list of some current and recent NBA stars that are known for their ongoing support of charity.
HIV Patients May Need More Frequent Immunizations
Vaccinations can offer protection that prevents disease and saves lives. For HIV-infected patients, this protection may not last as long.
HIV Linked to a Higher Risk of Heart Disease
HIV patients can live longer, healthier lives today and one recent study took a look at their risk for a disease usually associated with growing older.
How to Prevent the Spread of HIV
HIV stands for human immunodeficiency virus and is a virus that causes HIV infection. Here is some basic information about the disease and some prevention tips to keep in mind.