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HIV Epidemics Emerging in Middle East, North Africa: study

HIV Epidemics Emerging in Middle East, North Africa: study

By Kate Kelland Epidemics of HIV are emerging among gay and bisexual men in the Middle East and North Africa and high levels of risky sexual behavior threaten to spread the AIDS virus further in the region, researchers said Tuesday. In … Read more

Seven Important Facts about HIV

Seven Important Facts about HIV

HIV is an epidemic that human is facing. Not only those living with the disease but also those who are not infected need understand it to stay healthy. Followings are ten facts about HIV that everyone should know. 1. The Biology … Read more

Burden of HIV Highest for Blacks, CDC Reports

Burden of HIV Highest for Blacks, CDC Reports

THURSDAY, Feb. 3 (HealthDay News) — Although blacks make up only 13.6 percent of the U.S. population, they account for 50.3 percent of all diagnosed cases of HIV, federal health officials reported Thursday. Increases in infection are due to complex … Read more

CDC Issues Guidance on Daily Pill to Prevent Infection With HIV

CDC Issues Guidance on Daily Pill to Prevent Infection With HIV

THURSDAY, Jan. 27 (HealthDay News) — U.S. health authorities on Thursday issued an “interim guidance” to help doctors and patients using Truvada, the once-a-day combination pill that was shown in November to help prevent the spread of HIV in high-risk … Read more

HIV+ Liver Cancer Patients Less Likely to Get Transplant

HIV+ Liver Cancer Patients Less Likely to Get Transplant

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 26 (HealthDay News) — HIV-infected patients with liver cancer who are waiting for a liver transplant are more likely to drop off the transplant waiting list than other patients, a new study has found. But overall survival in … Read more

Stroke Risk May Be Higher in HIV Patients

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 19 (HealthDay News) — 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 … Read more

Can bananas prevent infection of HIV?

Can bananas prevent infection of HIV?

A potent new drug derived from bananas may open the door to new ways to prevent sexual transmission of HIV. Scientists have found that lectins – a set of naturally occurring chemicals in plants – can halt the chain of … Read more