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Obamacare a Major Gain for HIV Patients

HIV pa­tients are among those with the most to gain from the Af­ford­able Care Act, as long as new cov­er­age of­fer­ings don’t come at the ex­pense …

HIV: Researchers May Have Found The Trick to Slow Down or Even Halt Virus

The region of the DNA to which the HIV virus binds itself is what determines how quickly the disease progresses, says a new study.<p>By retargeting the …

Semen Boosts AIDS Virus, Study Finds

Sexual Health<p>Men's semen appears to give the AIDS virus an extra boost, researchers reported Wednesday in a finding they say may explain why it’s so hard to develop creams or gels to prevent infection.<p>But there’s one class of drugs that can get around this problem, and might offer a way forward for …

Public Health

22-Year-Old Woman Contracts HIV From Manicure Tools

This might make you want to cut your next nail appointment a little short: A woman was diagnosed with HIV after using nail salon tools, says <i>The Daily</i> …

Could HIV Be Contracted By Sharing Manicure Equipment?

A woman who shared manicure tools with her HIV-infected cousin has reportedly tested positive for the disease, according to a peer-reviewed medical …

Panic among dozens of female mourners at man’s funeral when they discover he had HIV

ROMANIAN prosecutors say eight young women have so far tested HIV positive after they discovered at the funeral of a local Romeo that he had been …

Demographics HIV and Population Decline

High HIV infection rates and mortality cause a different kind of population growth curb than that shown in this module. In a number of countries, HIV …

Geography

One AIDS Patient's Journey to the World's Toughest Mudder

How she moved beyond her diagnosis and emerged a champion<p>In the 1990s, Deanna Blegg was a super-fit 24-year-old. Then she became a super-sick 24-year-old. She lost 45 pounds in six weeks. She had constant fevers, sweats, nausea, and swollen glands. Heck, she could barely stand without passing out.<p>A …

Breast Cancer

HIV prevention drug offers new option for women

A drug that is highly effective in preventing HIV infection has found a growing clientele in heterosexual women.<p>Doctors and advocates say the drug, …