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, Oct. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The best way to get people at high risk for HIV tested for the AIDS-causing virus is to have other high-risk people do the convincing, a new study suggests. This approach worked especially when the people doing the urging were paid for each high-risk person they successfully referred for [...]
THURSDAY, Oct. 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Even though Hispanics in the United States become infected with HIV at rates triple those of whites, less than half of Hispanics with the virus are receiving adequate treatment, a new report finds. The report, based on 2010 U.S. government health data, finds that while 80 percent of HIV-infected [...]
By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) — An Italian toddler thought cured of HIV with early aggressive treatment following birth has suffered a relapse, his doctors report. The 3-year-old child’s viral levels of HIV rebounded two weeks after doctors took him off antiretroviral medications, according to a case report published Oct. 4 in [...]
By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A new study into the origins of the AIDS virus suggests one strain of the disease appeared in the early 20th century in the western region of Congo and spread through a swath of Africa over the next several decades without notice by the rest [...]
THURSDAY, Sept. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Even though gay and bisexual men make up the majority of Americans infected with HIV, half aren’t receiving ongoing care or getting the virus-suppressing drugs they need to stay healthy, a new report finds. The study, from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), looked at 2010 [...]
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