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Study confirms early treatment is best in combatting HIV

Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. will get extra meetings with the FDA as it studies the drug.
A major international study says don't delay in seeking HIV treatment: Starting medication soon after diagnosis helps keep people healthy longer. ...

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GlaxoSmithKline, UNC form company aimed at finding AIDS cure

Monday, May 11, 2015
U.S. Blood Bank did not make "reasonable attempts" to notify donors who tested reactive for HIV.
The partnership also creates an HIV Cure center bringing together academic and pharmaceutical research scientists. ...

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Aetna changes Florida prescription drug policy amid HIV drug complaint

Friday, March 27, 2015
Aetna has agreed to change its prescription drug policy to ensure that Florida consumers with HIV and AIDS can access their medications at lower costs. ...

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Study: Stem cell breakthrough opens door to biological children of same-sex couples

Thursday, February 26, 2015
An international team of scientists have shown that it is possible to create human sperm and eggs from stem cells derived from adult skin, regardless of the donor’s gender. ...

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Study: HIV drug can prevent new infection when taken before and after sex

Tuesday, February 24, 2015
For the first time, a study shows that a drug used to treat HIV infection also can help prevent it when taken before and after sex between two men. ...

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Consumer group sues Aetna, says policy discriminates against HIV patients

Friday, December 26, 2014
The lawsuit alleges a new policy violates the privacy of people with HIV and AIDS by requiring them to get their medications from its mail-order pharmacy. ...

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New York regulators tell insurers to cover transgender treatment

Thursday, December 11, 2014
Officials say commercial insurers may not deny needed treatment for gender dysphoria when someone's gender at birth is contrary to his or her identity. ...

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Human Rights Campaign backs use of daily HIV-prevention pill

Saturday, October 18, 2014
The largest U.S. gay-rights organization Saturday endorsed efforts to promote the use of a once-a-day pill to prevent HIV infection and called on insurers to provide more generous coverage of the drug. Some doctors have been reluctant to prescribe the ...

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Georgia public health department launches HIV/AIDS website

Wednesday, October 8, 2014
ATLANTA -- Health officials in Georgia have launched an online clearinghouse for information related to HIV and AIDS in the state. The Georgia Department of Public Health announced the launch of the Georgia CAPUS Care Portal. ...

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Puerto Rico partners on U.S. project to develop HIV vaccine

Tuesday, September 9, 2014
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Puerto Rico's governor says the island's largest public university is partnering with federal agencies to oversee a U.S.-funded project aimed at trying to develop a prophylactic vaccine for the HIV virus that causes AIDS. ...

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