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Surprising Monkey Study Could Lead to ‘Functional’ HIV Cure

By Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO, Dec 1 – Dr. Anthony Fauci doesn’t get too excited about the results of animal studies, and he doesn’t make house calls. But when a drug already taken by thousands of people for intestinal conditions appeared to control the monkey version of HIV, it got the attention of the director of

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Scientists Develop New Type of HIV Test On A USB Stick

LONDON – Scientists in Britain have developed a type of HIV test using a USB stick that can give a fast and highly accurate reading of how much virus is in a patient’s blood. The device, created by scientists at Imperial College London and the privately-held U.S. firm DNA Electronics, uses a drop of blood

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Buyers Clubs for Cheaper Drugs Help Fight Hepatitis and HIV

By Ben Hirschler LONDON, Nov 6 – Frustrated by the high price of antiviral drugs, thousands of patients from London to Moscow to Sydney are turning to a new wave of online “buyers clubs” to get cheap generic medicines to cure hepatitis C and protect against HIV infection. While regulators warn that buying drugs online

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Seven Agents, Including HIV, Added to U.S. List of Carcinogens

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said on Thursday it added seven new agents, including the HIV virus and an industrial solvent, to its list of carcinogens. The list identifies factors including chemicals, agents like viruses, X-rays and ultraviolet radiation, and divides them into two categories — known to be a human carcinogen

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Science

NEW FRONTIERS: Pluto was photographed by NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft on July 14, 2015. The images were taken from a distance of 11,000 miles (18,000 kilometers) to the planet.       Social Streams

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