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Healthcare resources limited for new HIV patients   Healthcare resources limited for new HIV patients
Date: 2011-03-31 11:10:33
A greater number of people are seeking HIV testing than ever before, but this is leading an increase in the number of patients diagnosed with the disease and the healthcare system may be ill-prepared to care for all these individuals, according to a new report from researchers at the Yale School of Public Health.... Full Story

Texas may defund HIV treatment program  Texas may defund HIV treatment program
Date: 2011-03-25 11:32:27
Individuals who have received positive HIV tests have significant medical costs. However, it may soon become more difficult for low-income patients in Texas to pay for these expenses, as state lawmakers are considering cutting funding for HIV assistance programs.... Full Story

A positive HIV test can change many aspects of a person's life   A positive HIV test can change many aspects of a person's life
Date: 2011-03-18 11:52:11
Following a positive test for HIV, individuals have more to worry about than just their physical health. Experts say that the disease can have significant psychological effects for which patients should consider seeking treatment.... Full Story

HIV patients are at greater risk of bone fracture, study finds   HIV patients are at greater risk of bone fracture, study finds
Date: 2011-03-14 11:41:18
Following a positive HIV test, adults may do well to take steps to improve their bone health. A new study has found that these individuals are at an increased risk of suffering from fractures.... Full Story

Mississippi laws provide few resources for HIV testing and treatment, report says   Mississippi laws provide few resources for HIV testing and treatment, report says
Date: 2011-03-10 16:57:59
Despite the fact that more people receive positive HIV tests now than ever before, laws in some states prohibit effective prevention efforts and make it difficult for those who are infected to seek appropriate treatment, according to a new report from the group Human Rights Watch.... Full Story

New drug may eliminate mother-to-child HIV transmission   New drug may eliminate mother-to-child HIV transmission
Date: 2011-03-04 12:20:54
Mothers who don't receive a positive HIV test until they have given birth may be at increased risk for spreading the infection to their children. While there are medications that can prevent this situation, many women don't begin taking them until it is too late.... Full Story

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