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Some US states may have more undiagnosed HIV cases

Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

According to a new study, many HIV patients in certain US regions and states may be undiagnosed. The study was led by H. Irene Hall, PhD, of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention. The study authors said, “Persons unaware of their human immunodeficiency […]

Early antiretroviral treatment reduces AIDS risk in HIV patients

Friday, May 22nd, 2015

According to a new study, early antiretroviral treatment may reduce the risk of the development of AIDS and other illnesses among HIV patients. The study was co-chaired by Jens Lundgren, of the University of Copenhagen in Denmark, who said, “This is an important milestone in HIV research. We now have strong evidence that early treatment […]

Valacyclovir may help in suppressive HIV and herpes

Thursday, March 12th, 2015

According to a new study, a drug called valacyclovir, with the brand name Valtrex, may be effective in suppressive HIV in humans. The drug is most commonly indicated for controlled genital herpes. This study was led by Leonid Margolis, PhD, head of the Section on Intercellular Interactions at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of […]

HIV patients may suffer from hearing loss

Wednesday, December 31st, 2014

A new study has indicated that HIV patients may suffer from hearing loss unrelated to overexposure to high noise levels. The study was led by Peter Torre III, PhD, of San Diego State University in California, and looked at middle-aged HIV patients, both male and female. This marks the first study to link hearing loss […]

HIV Patients have a higher risk of heart attacks

Monday, February 3rd, 2014

A recent study linked HIV patients with a greater risk of heart attack than HIV negative people. The researchers found that low white blood cell count was the biggest indicator of this risk in these patients. The study was led by Michael J. Silverberg, MPH, PhD of the Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Northern California, […]

HIV May Weaken Bones and Increase Risk of Fractures

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

Treatment regimens for HIV/AIDS help thousands of patients enjoy long and normal lives, but a recent study suggests that the condition increases the risk of bone problems and fractures. The researchers associated with this study also suggest that HIV patients have a higher risk of getting osteoporosis due to the possibility of weaker bones. The […]

HIV/AIDS in Women Awareness Day Observed

Monday, March 11th, 2013

The National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day was observed on March 10, 2013. In order to mark this day, a number of occasions came together to raise awareness and knowledge of the impact of this disease on women. The organizations participating in awareness highlighted the importance of HIV/AIDS education and promoted the importance of […]

Early weaning does not help in reducing HIV transmission risk

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012

A new study has found that stopping breastfeeding after 28 days will not reduce the chances of the transmission of HIV from mother to child. The study further pointed out that the lack of breast milk after the first 28 days will also result in many growth related issues in children such as low body […]

HIV more prevalent in injection drug users

Monday, March 5th, 2012

According to the latest CDC, only few injection drug users are likely to be infected by HIV. The study was conducted by CDC’s National HIV Behavioral Surveillance System. The results of the survey were published in the “Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report”. The study was conducted in 2009. The researchers interviewed 10,073 injection drug users […]

Landmark study promises to make HIV less infectious.

Monday, May 30th, 2011

In a path breaking invention scientists have come up with certain drugs that could make HIV less infectious. The result was satisfying enough for the panel to recommend the release of the drug four years before its scheduled time. The study was carried on couples— 3% of whom were homosexuals. One half was sent for […]

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