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City of Amarillo’s Public Health Department to Offer Free HIV Testing

The City of Amarillo's Public Health Department is teaming up with Walgreens and Greater than AIDS to offer free HIV testing.

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Dallas County Leads In The Number of HIV Cases Reported in Texas [VIDEO]

It is never ok to assume that people are educated enough about HIV.  A recent report has been put out about the number one county in Texas for HIV cases and it is scary.

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Can Milk Prevent HIV?

As the old saying goes, milk does a body good. But in addition to strong teeth and healthy bones, milk may also have the power to protect against HIV.

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FDA Approves Truvada to Help Prevent HIV Infections in Healthy Individuals

On Monday, the FDA approved a groundbreaking drug called Truvada, the first medication shown to prevent HIV in people who have sex with those infected with the virus that causes AIDS.

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FDA Announces First Ever at Home HIV Test

In the never-ending war against the spread of the HIV virus that can lead to AIDS, the Food and Drug Administration announced Tuesday that it has approved the first-ever a self-administered HIV testing kit that produces results without the use of a laboratory.

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FDA May Approve Truvada for HIV Prevention, But Controversy Looms

On Thursday, the Food And Drug Administration will meet to decide whether Truvada, a drug which is used to manage HIV, should also be approved as a way of preventing the spread of the disease.

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CDC: HIV Rate Among Intravenous Drug Users Falls

Though HIV infections among intravenous drug users is down, a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds HIV testing is down and needle-sharing remains high.

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CDC: Hepatitis C Kills More Americans Than HIV

Many Americans don’t know much about hepatitis C, but the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that annually, more Americans die from the infection than from causes related to HIV.

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HIV Transmission Related to Infected Person’s Viral Load

A new study with heterosexual couples finds the level of the HIV-1 virus in the blood of an HIV-infected person is the single most important risk factor for sexual transmission of the virus to an uninfected partner.

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AIDS Deaths and HIV Infections Hit Lowest Numbers Since Start of Epidemic

The United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) is reporting world AIDS deaths and new HIV infections have each dropped 21 percent since the peak of the AIDS pandemic, the most optimistic report the group has ever issued.

Michel Sidibe, executive director of UNAIDS program, says in a news release, “We have seen a massive scale-up in access to HIV treatment, which has had a dramatic effect on the lives of people everywhere.”

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