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High-risk populations should seek HIV testing at the first sign of symptoms, study suggests
Date: 2011-08-31 14:46:14
Seeking HIV testing at the moment symptoms begin to emerge could help high-risk individuals get diagnosed early and prevent the spread of the infection, according to a new study published in the journal AIDS. The virus often causes flu-like symptoms shortly after it is contracted.... Full Story

Researchers discover mechanism by which HIV infections spreads
Date: 2011-08-29 15:55:48
A breakthrough discovery by a team of George Mason University researchers may lead to new medications to destroy the AIDS virus in infected individuals and potentially make positive HIV tests a thing of the past.... Full Story

State cuts HIV prevention services
Date: 2011-08-16 08:03:31
HIV testing in the state of Massachusetts may soon become more difficult to access, as state officials are warning that steep budget cuts will likely affect HIV prevention programs in the upcoming year.... Full Story

HIV testing strategies should encompass many approaches, study finds
Date: 2011-08-10 16:27:02
Not all HIV testing methods are the same, according to a new study published in the Annals of Behavioral Medicine, and disease prevention methods in the African American community should focus on incorporating a number of testing approaches.... Full Story

Children being treated for HIV are more likely to have high cholesterol
Date: 2011-08-09 16:06:46
Children with HIV who are treated with medications to prevent the spread of the disease may be more likely to receive unhealthy cholesterol test results later in life, according to a new study published in the Journal of Acquired Immuno Deficiency Syndromes.... Full Story

Scientists work toward precision therapies that target HIV virus
Date: 2011-08-08 16:07:02
Researchers at the University of Southern California are developing a molecular equivalent of a laser-guided bomb to target viral cells and help make positive HIV tests a thing of the past.... Full Story

HIV risk closely tied to drug use, study finds
Date: 2011-08-02 15:29:02
Methamphetamine use can cause a number of health problems, but new research out of Johns Hopkins University suggests that the risk of receiving a positive HIV test may be near the top of the list.... Full Story

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