HIV

HIV

The inheritable blood and bleeding disorders community has been impacted by HIV since the 1980s. Learn about the roots of this crisis, improvements in health care, blood safety, and more.

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In 1987, when people found out Shawn Decker was HIV-positive, he was shunned. School administrators quietly ushered the 11-year-old out...
yoga mats
Yoga is an ideal exercise for people with HIV. It not only helps build muscle and energy, but also reduces...
HIV Research
For decades, the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) has confounded researchers trying to eradicate it. It has a maddening ability to...
Blood samples
In February 2008, researchers from Harvard Medical School and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) identified 273 human proteins that...
Prescription drugs
In January 2008, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a new oral antiretroviral for the treatment of HIV...
Prescription
In August 2007, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Pfizer’s maraviroc, a new drug that fights HIV infection...
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Adherence to drug therapy is critical to anyone with a chronic condition, but especially for people with bleeding disorders who...
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