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.
TUESDAY, Dec. 3, 2013 (HealthDay News) — A recently discovered, aggressive strain of HIV leads to faster development of AIDS than other HIV strains, according to a new study. More than 60 epidemic strains of HIV-1 exist. This new strain has the shortest period from infection to the development of AIDS, at about five years, according [...]
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 27, 2013 (HealthDay News) — The number of gay and bisexual men in the United States who said they had unprotected anal sex at least once in the past year jumped from 48 percent in 2005 to 57 percent in 2011, a new study finds. The researchers, from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control [...]
By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 26, 2013 (HealthDay News) — New research from Africa suggests that basic multivitamin and selenium supplements might greatly lower the risk that untreated people with the AIDS virus will get sicker over a two-year period. It’s not clear how patients who take the vitamins and mineral might fare over longer periods. [...]
TUESDAY, Nov. 26, 2013 (HealthDay News) — Teens who are in committed relationships and have good communication with their partner are among those most likely to get tested for HIV, a new study finds. Researchers surveyed 980 sexually active teens aged 14 to 17 in the Bronx, where there is a high rate of AIDS. They [...]
By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 26, 2013 (HealthDay News) — A new study suggests that the replication of HIV may slow or stop altogether in patients who are on long-term treatment, although remnants can still lurk in the body. And the researchers now suspect that the virus is especially weak in those people who started treatment [...]
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