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Chocolate, Green Tea and Neurologic Disorders

A new study in the Journal of Neurovirology found that epicatechins can protect against the neurological complications of HIV. Epicatechins are natural anti-oxidants. They are found primarily in unfermented tea and dark chocolate. HIV caused neurological damage is a challenge for doctors to treat. HAART is unable to stop HIV...
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Women with Bacterial Vaginosis More Likely to Get and Transmit HIV

Bacterial vaginosis(BV) is the medical term for when the bacteria in a woman’s vagina are out of balance. There are always some bacteria in the vagina, and many help a woman by preventing fungal infections, and providing other benefits. However, sometimes there aren’t enough helpful bacteria, and a large number...
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Stress Coping for People with HIV/AIDS, Part I

People with HIV/AIDS are under immense stress. They must cope with the emotional stress of living with a terminal illness. The social stress of friends and families reactions to their illness. The ongoing stress of constant medical tests and screenings. Plus any number of other stressors. And yet, people with...
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Tenofovir Kidney Damage

A study by researchers in San Francisco has linked Tenofovir with an increase risk of kidney damage. The study reviewed the medical records of over 10,000 veterans with HIV/AIDS, using records kept by the VA medical centers. The study ran for 10 years, from 1997 to 2007, and was electronically...
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