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Man Free of HIV After Stem Cell Transplant

Dr. Gero Hutter By Jacquelyne FroeberWEDNESDAY Feb. 11, 2009 (Health.com) — A 42-year-old HIV patient with leukemia appears to have no detectable HIV in his blood and no symptoms after a stem cell transplant from a donor carrying a gene mutation that confers natural resistance to the virus that causes …

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Circumcision Reduces Risk of Herpes, HPV Infection

Anthony Fauci, MD, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, which funded one of the trials.Niaid.nih.gov By Amanda MacMillanWEDNESDAY, March 25, 2009 (Health.com) — Men who are circumcised are less likely to get sexually transmitted infections such as genital herpes and human papillomavirus (HPV), but not syphilis, …

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Gum Disease May Reactivate AIDS Virus

FRIDAY, April 3 (HealthDay News) — Good dental health may help prevent AIDS, say Japanese researchers. The link, they say, could be periodontal, or gum, disease. The researchers found that periodontitis-causing P. gingivalis bacteria can trigger a pathway that causes reactivation of latent HIV-1, the virus that causes AIDS. P. …

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Cancer

Remember the good ol’ days of PB&J the way mom used to make it—cut into triangles, no crust? Good thing we’re all grown up now: New research shows that an antioxidant naturally found in bread may help prevent cancer, and there’s eight times more of it in the outer layer! …

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4 Success Stories in the Fight Against AIDS in 2013

It’s been 32 years since the first mysterious cases of what turned out to be acquired immunodeficiency syndrome or AIDS first began to appear. Since then, the epidemic has killed 25 million people, almost 700,000 of those in the U.S. alone. But this Sunday, as people across the globe come …

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Too Few Gay Teens Get HIV Tests, Study Finds

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Gay teen boys are much less likely to get tested for HIV than older gay males, researchers report. The researchers surveyed more than 300 gay and bisexual male teens between the ages of 14 and 18 from across the United States. Only one …

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Charlie Sheen Will Reportedly Announce He's HIV

MONDAY, Nov. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Actor Charlie Sheen is reportedly HIV-positive and will discuss the diagnosis Tuesday morning on NBC’s Today show, according to multiple published reports. People magazine reported Monday afternoon that individuals close to Sheen approached Hollywood publicist and crisis manager Howard Bragman six months ago on …

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7 Myths About HIV and the Facts You Need to Know

When the National Enquirer broke the news of Charlie Sheen’s HIV diagnosis, the story was already misleading: “Charlie Sheen AIDS Cover-Up,” blared the headline. Sheen responded with an exclusive TODAY show interview, where he revealed his HIV-positive diagnosis. Note: Sheen has HIV (human immunodeficiency virus), not AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome). …

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New HIV Treatment Shows Promise in Early Research

By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Preliminary new research raises the prospect that a recently discovered antibody—an important component of the immune system—could be enlisted to boost the body’s response to HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. A single injection of the antibody, currently dubbed …

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