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Warning signs over effectiveness of HIV 'wonder drug' in sub-Saharan Africa

Dolutegravir, the current first-line treatment for HIV, may not be as effective as hoped in sub-Saharan Africa, suggests new research published on World AIDS Day. The study finds that this so-called 'wonder drug' may be less ...

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How HIV became the virus we can treat

As the numbers of COVID-19 infections climb, it's easy to forget that there are still more than 1.2 million people in the U.S. living with another virus—human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV. When it first swept across the ...

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2010 to 2018 saw decrease in rate of death for people with HIV

(HealthDay)—From 2010 to 2018, there was a 36.6 percent decrease in the rate of death among persons with diagnosed HIV (PWDH), according to a Vital Signs report published in the Nov. 20 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease ...

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Developing effective vaccines against SARS-CoV-2 and HIV

Researchers led by Raghavan Varadarajan, professor at the Molecular Biophysics Unit, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), are working toward developing effective vaccine strategies against two viruses: SARS-CoV-2 and HIV.

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Canada should approve HIV self-testing

Canada should integrate self-testing for HIV into the health system to help reduce the burden of the disease, argues a commentary published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal.

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New cause of inflammation in people with HIV identified

While current antiretroviral treatments for HIV are highly effective, data has shown that people living with HIV appear to experience accelerated aging and have shorter lifespans—by up to five to 10 years—compared to ...

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Recommendations updated for HIV treatment, prevention

(HealthDay)—In a 2020 guideline from the International Antiviral Society-U.S., published online Oct. 14 in the Journal of the American Medical Association, updated recommendations are presented for the treatment and prevention ...

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Guidelines issued on managing infants exposed to HIV

(HealthDay)—In a clinical report from the American Academy of Pediatrics, published online Oct. 19 in Pediatrics, guidelines are presented for the evaluation and management of infants exposed to HIV.

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Unique program aims to educate Muslim teens on HIV prevention

Cultural taboos may leave Muslim American adolescents uninformed about romantic relationships and sex, placing them at risk of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs). A sex education program designed specifically ...