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APR 07, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Truvada, HIV Prevention Drug, Divides Gay Community

NEW YORK (AP) — It's the Truvada conundrum: A drug hailed as a lifesaver for many people infected by HIV is at the heart of a rancorous debate among gay men, AIDS activists and health professionals over its potential for protecting uninfected men who engage in gay sex without using condoms. Many doctors and activists see immense promise for such ...

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APR 04, 2014 - Huffington Post

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3 Bacterial Meningitis Deaths In Los Angeles County

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Three of eight people who contracted bacterial meningitis this year have died, and all three had sex with other men, Los Angeles County health officials said. Thursday's confirmation came a day after the Department of Public Health urged gay men who had HIV or multiple partners to be vaccinated against invasive meningococcal disease. However, the department ...

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APR 03, 2014 - Health Canal

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Future HIV Vaccine Research Must Consider Both Protective Immune Responses and Those that Might Increase Susceptibility to Infection

WHAT: Last year, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, held a scientific meeting to examine why certain investigational HIV vaccines may have increased susceptibility to HIV infection.

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APR 02, 2014 - Huffington Post

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HIV-Positive Men May Face Higher Heart Disease Risk

The risk of heart disease may be higher in men with HIV, a new study suggests. The study, published in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine, showed that men with HIV have more soft plaque buildup in the arteries that bring blood to the heart, a condition called coronary atherosclerosis, than men without the virus -- a risk factor for ...

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APR 01, 2014 - Health Canal

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Johns Hopkins Study Shows Link Between HIV Infection and Coronary Artery Disease

Men with long-term HIV infections are at higher risk than uninfected men of developing plaque in their coronary arteries, regardless of their other risk factors for coronary artery disease, according to results of a study led by Johns Hopkins researchers. A report on the research appears in the April 1 issue of Annals of Internal Medicine.

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