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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

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 the field of …

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Geographic origin of AIDS pandemic identified

Scientists may have cracked the enigma of where, when and how the world's first AIDS pandemic originated. A study published in <i>Science</i> reveals the …

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> …

Woman May Have Contracted HIV from Manicure: Should You Be Worried?

<i>Could a single trip to the nail salon change your life forever? (Kenneth Willardt/Trunk Archive)</i><p>For most women, the worst thing that’s happened at a …

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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 …

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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 …

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

Just two years later, HIV developed into AIDS, a process Deanna had been told would take 10 years. Her doctors gave her six months to live. "I did not plan anything for my future," she says. "My existence was day by day. I was mostly optimistic, but sometimes the helplessness really got me down. I …

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, …

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