'Cured' HIV baby is infected again, doctors find

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Breakthrough? Gel could protect women from HIV even after sex

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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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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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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