All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘hiv’

HIV Baby: Second HIV Positive Baby Cured

HIV is a serious disease that affects millions of people. While it is spread through blood and other bodily fluids, it can also be spread from a pregnant mother to her unborn child. HIV positive babies are fairly common, and there is no known cure for the disease. Doctors recently discovered that babies that are treated for HIV within hours …

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HIV Cure For Babies: Success Number Two Raises Optimism

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 year, was given treatment four hours after she was born, soon after viral DNA and RNA were found in her …

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Baby Is HIV Free? Early Treatment May Have Cured

The news that a second infant may have been cured of HIV has raised possibilities for the early treatment of infected newborns. On Wednesday doctors shared that an infant girl born to a high-risk mother in the Los Angeles area was possibly in remission. Doctors aren’t quite ready to say so, but according to Dr. Yvonne Bryson, an infectious disease …

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HIV Prevention Shot Shows Promise

An experimental drug to prevent HIV has been showing a lot of promise, according to researchers. At the AIDS conference on Tuesday, AIDS expert Dr. Robert Grant from the Gladstone Institute said that the drug has been tested on two groups of monkeys and studies show that it has protected them from getting the infection. If the drug proves to …

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HIV Prevention Shot May Replace Pills

Two separate HIV studies on macaque monkeys show very promising results. Researchers from Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center at Rockefeller University in New York presented their findings on Tuesday at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections in Boston, Mass. They determined that a newly designed shot routinely taken four times a year could possibly protect people from the HIV virus. One San Francisco doctor from Gladstone …

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HIV Viral Load Higher in Youth, Shows Study

Advances in HIV research in the past two decades have enabled those with the disease to live more normal lives, keeping the virus in check and down to minimum levels within their bodies. This does note mean, however, that everyone positive for HIV is conscientious in maintaining their health. A new study published in the journal AIDS has shown that …

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U.S. to Invest $100 Million in AIDS Cure Research

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. The U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) will be investing $100 million over the next three years specifically on AIDS …

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Greg Louganis Marries Johnny Chaillot In Malibu

Greg Louganis, who is an olympic diver, married Johnny Chaillot in a ceremony that took place in Malibu, California. Louganis rose to fame after winning gold medals at the 1984 and 1988 Olympic games, for both the springboard and the platform. He is also the only male and second diver in Olympic history to sweep the diving events in consecutive …

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Alleged Fourth Porn Star Tests Positive for HIV

According to The AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), another U.S. porn star was tested positive for contracting HIV, making it the fourth such case in the last 30 days. AHF told the Huffington Post on Tuesday that the unnamed male performer told the foundation that he tested positive for the incurable virus. In order to protect the actor’s privacy, AHF kept tight …

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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 has joined with “Greater than AIDS” to start a new program called “Empowered”, a new informative campaign aimed at reaching …

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FDA Approves New HIV Drug, Tivicay

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) this week approved a new drug for the treatment of HIV. Called Tivicay, the drug is an integrase strand transfer inhibitor. In other words, it inhibits HIV by blocking an enzyme necessary for its growth. When taken daily with other antiretroviral drugs, it can reduce viral loads in patients with HIV. “HIV-infected individuals …

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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 detection of HIV-1 and HIV-2, but is not intended to screen out blood donors. The test was designed as a …

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