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George Clooney said he was worried about filming Ben Affleck in a bar for his new movie because of past alcoholism


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GOP Congressman Abandons Re-election Bid Due To Alcoholism

GOP Congressman Abandons Re-election Bid Due To AlcoholismA Virginia congressman announced Monday that he will end his bid for re-



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US Rep. says he's battling alcoholism, drops re-election bid

US Rep. says he's battling alcoholism, drops re-election bidRICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Republican Congressman Thomas Garrett of Virginia announced Monday that he will no longer seek re-election, saying he needs to work on recovering from alcoholism and renewing his commitment to his family.



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Alcoholism drug can “wake up” dormant HIV to be killed, study finds

By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) – Scientists seeking a cure for the AIDS virus have made an unexpected discovery with a drug designed to combat alcoholism which they say could be a critical part of a strategy to “wake up” and then kill dormant HIV hiding in the body. The drug, branded as Antabuse but also sold as a generic called disulfiram, was given to 30 HIV positive patients in America and Australia who were already taking antiretroviral therapy (ART) AIDS drugs. At the highest given dose, there was evidence that “dormant HIV was activated”, the researchers said in a study published in The Lancet HIV journal on Monday, and with no adverse effects.
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Alcoholism drug may help design HIV cure: study

A medication called Disulfiram draws out the AIDS-causing virus without any side effects for patients, according to a study published in The LancetA treatment for alcoholism can reactivate dormant HIV, potentially allowing other drugs to spot and kill the virus hiding out in human immune cells, researchers said Tuesday. The medication, called Disulfiram, draws out the AIDS-causing virus without any side effects for patients, according to a study published in The Lancet. "Waking up" the virus – and then destroying it — is a promising strategy for ridding patients of HIV.



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Alcoholism drug may help design HIV cure: study

Study claims drug course can cure hepatitis C virus in patients in 12 weeksA treatment for alcoholism can reactivate dormant HIV, potentially allowing other drugs to spot and kill the virus hiding out in human immune cells, researchers said Tuesday. The medication, called Disulfiram, draws out the AIDS-causing virus without any side effects for patients, according to a study published in The Lancet. "Waking up" the virus – and then destroying it — is a promising strategy for ridding patients of HIV.



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Alcoholism drug can ‘wake up’ dormant HIV to be killed, study finds

(This Nov. 16 story was refiled to delete first reference to Sharon Lewin, which dropped title) By Kate Kelland LONDON, Nov 16 (Reuters) – - Scientists seeking a cure for the AIDS virus have made an unexpected discovery with a drug designed to combat alcoholism which they say could be a critical part of a strategy to “wake up” and then kill dormant HIV hiding in the body. The drug, branded as Antabuse but also sold as a generic called disulfiram, was given to 30 HIV positive patients in America and Australia who were already taking antiretrovirals (ART) AIDS drugs. At the highest given dose, there was evidence that “dormant HIV was activated”, the researchers said in a study published in The Lancet HIV journal on Monday, and with no adverse effects.
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