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HIV Cure For Babies: Success Number Two Raises Optimism

HIV Cure For Babies: Success Number Two Raises Optimism

By Val Powell March 5, 2014

Doctors at an AIDS conference in Boston revealed on Wednesday that a female baby that was born with the AIDS virus may have possibly been cured after getting treated soon after birth. The baby, born in Los Angeles, California last …

U.S. to Invest $100 Million in AIDS Cure Research U.S. to Invest $100 Million in AIDS Cure Research
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U.S. President Barack Obama today announced that the U.S. will invest research funds into the search for an AIDS cure. The announcement was part of an event held today at the White House to mark the 25th World AIDS Day. …

Alicia Keys’ has a New Project: “Empowered” Alicia Keys’ has a New Project: “Empowered”

For the past 10 years, Alicia Keys has been working within her organization, Keep a Child Alive, to help those children in Africa that are suffering from HIV-AIDS. Now, she is turning her focus back to the United States and …

Rapid HIV Test Approved For the U.S. Rapid HIV Test Approved For the U.S.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today approved the first “rapid” HIV test that detects both HIV-1 p24 antigen and HIV-1 and HIV-2 antibodies. The “Alere Determine HIV-1/2 Ag/Ab Combo” test has been approved as an aid for the …

Goldie Hawn Attends Cannes AIDS Fundraiser Goldie Hawn Attends Cannes AIDS Fundraiser
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Goldie Hawn gained fame in the 70s, 80s, and 90s as a comedic actress in movies such as Overboard and Death Becomes Her. The 67-year-old actress may have put aside her acting career a decade ago, but she is still …

HIV Cure ‘Within Months,’ Say Danish Researchers HIV Cure ‘Within Months,’ Say Danish Researchers
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Last week, those hoping to find a cure for HIV were disappointed by the failure of a U.S. clinical trial for an HIV vaccine. This week, the hope that a cure can be found may have been renewed. According to …

HIV Vaccine Fails Clinical Trial HIV Vaccine Fails Clinical Trial

The U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) has announced that a clinical trial of an experimental HIV vaccine has been halted, following a report from a safety monitoring board. The independent data and safety monitoring board found during an interim …

HIV Cured in U.S. Infant Through Early Treatment HIV Cured in U.S. Infant Through Early Treatment
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Doctors at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center are reporting a “functional cure” of an HIV-infected infant. The infant, known only to have been born in Mississippi, was given antiretroviral therapy (ART) within 30 hours after its birth. Doctors believe the …

Potential AIDS Cure Could Make HIV Dormant Potential AIDS Cure Could Make HIV Dormant
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A new study published this month in the journal Human Gene Therapy has shown that a modified protein from the HIV virus itself could someday be used to prevent AIDS. “This is like fighting fire with fire,” said David Harrich, …

HIV Patients Hospitalized Less After Antiretrovirals HIV Patients Hospitalized Less After Antiretrovirals
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A new study has shown that people with HIV are hospitalized “significantly” less than they were before the advent of antiretroviral drug therapy (cART). The study looked at HIV patients in Ontario, Canada, using data from the Institute for Clinical …

HIV Test For Babies Tested For Developing Nations HIV Test For Babies Tested For Developing Nations

A clinical trial of a new HIV drug test could improve the lives of both mothers and children in developing nations. The test delivers results in under one hour – far faster than conventional tests – and researchers hope it …

HIV Diagnoses on the Rise in Australia HIV Diagnoses on the Rise in Australia
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Three annual reports on HIV and sexually transmitted infections in Australia released this week show a rise in HIV diagnoses. The reports were released at the Australasian HIV/AIDS Conference 2012 currently taking place in Melbourne. The reports show that new …

Testing Urged on National Latino AIDS Awareness Day Testing Urged on National Latino AIDS Awareness Day

Today is National Latino AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD). The Latino Commission of AIDS (LCOA), the Hispanic Federation, and other organizations organize the day to promote HIV testing, provide prevention information, and equip non-profits and health departments to reach out to …

Over-the-Counter HIV Test Approved by FDA Over-the-Counter HIV Test Approved by FDA
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An HIV test approved for home use by the FDA is scheduled to become available to the American population this October, according to CBS News. OraQuick, which will be available at Walgreens, CVS, Walmart, and various online pharmacies, should run …