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    What is new in the battle against HIV and AIDS?

    Research conducted at Harvard presents a new and promising breakthrough in the fight against AIDS. The new approach forces the virus that is hidden to show itself, and then kills it.

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    Near normal life expectancy for HIV positive people

    A recent study in the British medical journal The Lancet showed that HIV drugs have improved so much that a person diagnosed now may live a near-normal lifespan with proper medication and care.

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    6 myths about HIV and AIDS

    In this post we discuss 6 common myths about HIV and AIDS.

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    A daily pill to prevent AIDS?

    We analyze results of studies on the efficiency of use of Truvada daily dose to prevent AIDS.

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    When is the best time to start HIV treatment?

    A large global study, the START study, has conclusively shown that the HIV cocktail treatment should be started as early as someone is aware they are HIV positive. People who start the medications early are much less likely to get sick or pass the disease on to others.

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    Resources available in Brazil for the prevention and treatment of AIDS

    Brazil has done a great job in the fight against HIV-AIDS but there is still no cure, so prevention is the best approach. Free HIV testing is available for all citizens of Brazil, along with free treatment for those infected.

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    Towards a Functional Cure for HIV-AIDS

    While there is still no HIV cure, researchers are starting to talk about a “functional cure”; meaning HIV positive people who undergo treatment, then some years later, stop their treatment, and despite that, they continue with a low virus count. The key to increasing functional cures seems to be starting the anti-HIV cocktail treatment as soon as possible. Frequent HIV testing facilitates early treatment.

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    The history of HIV therapy “cocktails”

    HIV therapy has improved greatly since the beginning of the epidemic 30 years ago. While there is no cure, most HIV positive individuals who remain on a mix—or “cocktail”—of medications, will obtain long term control of the disease.