Breakthrough? Gel could protect women from HIV even after sex
Second baby gets early AIDS 'cure'

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A one-third drop in new AIDS infections: UN report

Infections with the AIDS virus have plummeted more than 50 percent among children and by a third among adults since 2001, the United Nations reports Monday in a welcome bit of good news about the pandemic. 

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300 victims? Grocery worker accused of HIV spree

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A Missouri man was arraigned Thursday on charges that he recklessly infected a sexual partner with the virus that causes AIDS, and a prosecutor said he potentially could have infected 300 more people in two states.

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Banned for life: Why gay men still can’t donate blood

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David Dassey is one of the healthiest men in Los Angeles. At 62, he can still run a sub-four marathon. Last April he competed in Boston for the fourth time and almost made it to the finish — just past the 25-mile mark — when the bombs exploded. Many of his fellow runners sprinted to the nearest blood donation centers, fearing the worst. Dassey, a doctor who works for the county’s public health department, didn’t join them. “I’ve known for 30 years that I can’t donate,” he says. “It doesn’t even go through my head anymore.”

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Treated for cancer, two men now appear free of HIV

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Two men who had grueling bone marrow treatments for cancer are enjoying a happy side effect: They appear free of the AIDS virus, researchers reported on Wednesday.

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Once-a-day pill prevents HIV in drug users

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A once-a-day pill can protect people who inject drugs from the AIDS virus, lowering their risk by nearly 50 percent, researchers reported Wednesday.

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'Cured' HIV baby has doctors asking: Can we protect all newborns?

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The case of a baby who may have been cured of an HIV infection raises two tantalizing prospects: Is it possible to save even more newborns from infection, and is it possible that other babies may have been cured and no one knows it yet?

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A baby now free of HIV has doctors talking

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A baby born infected with the AIDS virus who got immediate treatment now has no detectable virus in her blood – not quite a cure, but so close to one that it has doctors talking.

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Images: World AIDS Day marked around the globe

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INDIA - Women carry water to sprinkle on a red ribbon sand sculpture, created by sand artist Sudarshan Pattnaik, on a beach in Konark on Nov. 30, the eve of World AIDS Day.

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FDA approves first rapid, at-home HIV test

Federal health officials have approved the first at-home test to detect HIV antibodies, a move aimed at identifying and treating the estimated 20 percent of infected people in the U.S. who don’t know they have the virus that causes AIDS.

Food and Drug Administration officials on Tuesday approved the OraQuick In-Home HIV Test, the first over-the-counter, self-administered test that rapidly detects possible HIV infection. Despite concerns about learning of the serious diagnosis at home, an FDA panel unanimously agreed that the benefits of the home test outweigh the risks. 

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They’ve got that glow: U.S. scientists have developed a strain of green-glowing cats with cells that resist infection from a virus that causes feline AIDS, a finding that may help prevent the disease in cats and advance AIDS research in people.

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