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Immune system may evolve to beat HIV, researchers say

PHILADELPHIA, July 22 (UPI) — Scientists have been unable to create a vaccine against or cure for HIV because the virus changes so rapidly, with many different strains in a patient’s body because the immune system cannot react fast enough … read more »

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HIV cure study provides insight into 2008 case

(CNN)In 2008, one man, Timothy Ray Brown, was cured of HIV. Also known as the “Berlin patient,” Brown was considered cured of his infection after receiving two bone-marrow transplants to treat a separate disease he had been diagnosed with a … read more »

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HIV, AIDS and 90-90-90: what is it and why does it matter?

Twenty years ago when someone acquired HIV, they would, on average, not live more than 12 years. Today, a young person who becomes infected in the developed world can expect to have a near-normal lifespan with access to lifelong, uninterrupted … read more »

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Nowhere to hide: Treatment targets HIV’s last hiding place

While HIV is no longer the death sentence it once was, we are yet to defeat it entirely. However, a new study from Oxford University offers hope that HIV will eventually have nowhere to hide. Tom Calver spoke to Professor … read more »

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Drugs That Saved HIV Patients Now Threaten Them in Old Age

Two decades ago, Gus Cairns was certain AIDS would kill him. He had buried his partner and seen countless friends succumb to the disease. Cairns was constantly tired, he lost 35 pounds because he couldn’t keep food down, and he … read more »

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Don’t Want a Beer Belly? How to Stop Gaining Weight From Alcohol

Drinking alcohol is one of those vices that many just can’t seem to give up – even in tremendous efforts to lose weight. The good news is that it is possible to enjoy booze-filled weekends and still keep the pounds … read more »

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4 Surprising Reasons to Drink Hot Water With Lemon Every Morning

Trying to cut coffee out of your morning? A cup of hot water with fresh lemon juice is an ideal alternative that many nutritionists drink every day — and it’s not just because of its tangy flavor! Here are four … read more »

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New therapy keeps HIV at bay without daily drug regimen, study says

The hunt for an HIV treatment that roots the virus out of its hiding places and kills it just got more interesting. A human antibody that already has shown promise in protecting people against HIV infection has demonstrated the ability … read more »

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How to Get an Accurate PSA Test for Prostate Cancer

The PSA test for prostate cancer is surprisingly controversial. Many experts, in fact, now recommend against the test for most men, saying that the cancers it detects are often relatively harmless tumors that would never progress beyond the gland, and … read more »

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