Human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV, is a virus that attacks the immune system. Without treatment, HIV can lead to AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome). People with AIDS have a hard time fighting off infections, which can be potentially life-threatening. There's no cure for HIV, but it can take years10 or morefor AIDS to develop, even without treatment. And with treatment (there are many types of drugs that fight HIV), people with HIV can remain symptom-free for much longer.
FRIDAY, May 17 (HealthDay News) — Liver transplants to treat a common type of liver cancer are a viable option for people infected with HIV, according to new research. The Italian study, published May 10 in the journal The Oncologist, found that the AIDS-causing virus doesn’t affect survival rates and cancer recurrence after transplants among HIV [...]
New guidelines from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force call for virtually every adult to be routinely screened for HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. The updated recommendations, which are published in the April 30 issue of the journal Annals of Internal Medicine, suggest that pregnant women and all people aged 15 to 65 be screened for HIV.
MONDAY, April 29 (HealthDay News) — Danish scientists testing a novel HIV treatment in human trials contend that they’re confident their strategy will result in a cure for the AIDS-causing virus, according to news reports. The technique — already tested successfully in lab experiments — involves freeing the HIV virus from DNA cells, where it [...]
MONDAY, April 22 (HealthDay News) — Long-term use of powerful drug cocktails known as highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) may help protect the hearts of children and teens infected with HIV, a new study reports. HAART is a form of antiretroviral therapy that is widely used to treat people with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. [...]
TUESDAY, April 16 (HealthDay News) — A new study reveals that circumcision affects the type of bacteria that live on the penis, which could explain why circumcised men have a 50 percent to 60 percent reduced risk of being infected by HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. Circumcision also lowers the risk of infection with other [...]
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