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2013-05-10 23:02:57

Liver transplantation for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is feasible for HIV-infected patients, with no differences in post-transplant survival or HCC recurrence rates compared with liver transplantation for HCC in HIV-uninfected patients. The study, published in The Oncologist, was led by Dr. Fabrizio Di Benedetto, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Surgery, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Modena, Italy, and represents the largest multicenter study of liver transplant for HCC in...

2013-05-01 14:56:37

Researchers from CHOP, Penn find better outcomes for efavirenz over nevirapine in children over age 3 in low-resource settings Researchers from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and the Perelman School of Medicine at The University of Pennsylvania, along with colleagues at the Botswana-Baylor Children's Clinical Centre of Excellence, conducted the first large-scale comparison of first-line treatments for HIV-positive children, finding that initial treatment with efavirenz was more...

Federal Panel Recommends HIV Testing For All Adults
2013-05-01 09:21:28

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Every American between the ages of 15 and 65 should be screened for HIV, even those not at high risk, said the influential US Preventive Services Task Force on Tuesday. Citing recent evidence that HIV infections are best managed when caught and treated early, the panel of medical experts made its recommendation as part of its final statement on HIV screening. The new guidelines seeks to address one of the most important...

HIV Antiretroviral Drug Has Psychoactive Effects
2013-04-22 05:22:19

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The psychoactivity of an antiretroviral (ARV) drug commonly used to treat HIV has been linked to its recreational use, according to research presented during the Experimental Biology 2013 conference in Boston, Massachusetts on Sunday. The medication efavirenz (which is also known under the brand names Sustiva and Stocrin) has become popular as a treatment for the virus that causes AIDS due to its ability to suppress replication of...

2013-04-16 12:35:45

Antiretroviral therapy does not affect resting energy expenditure among women with HIV, according to Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics report Studies have shown that about 10 percent of men infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) have an elevated resting energy expenditure (REE). Their bodies use more kilocalories for basic functions including circulation, body temperature, and breathing. Most studies have been conducted in men and those with solely women have had...

2013-04-10 13:53:32

In South Africa, people with HIV who start treatment with anti-AIDS drugs (antiretroviral therapy) have life expectancies around 80% of that of the general population provided that they start treatment before their CD4 count drops below 200 (cells per microliter), according to a study by South African researchers published in this week's PLOS Medicine. These findings are encouraging and show that with long-term treatment, HIV can be managed as a chronic illness in middle- and low-income...

Study Suggests Early Treatment Could Functionally Cure Some HIV Patients
2013-03-16 10:10:22

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports — Your Universe Online Administering early treatment shortly after HIV infection could lead to a so-called functional cure in approximately one out of every 10 patients infected with the virus that causes AIDS, according to a new study published in the journal PLoS Pathogens. Lead researcher Asier Sáez-Cirión of the Institut Pasteur in Paris and colleagues discovered that 14 patients who were treated within the first...


Latest Antiretroviral drug Reference Libraries

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2011-01-26 14:08:59

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), a lentivirus, causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) which is a condition in humans were the immune system begins to fail, leading to life-threatening opportunistic infections. Infection is transferred through bodily fluids where HIV is present as both free virus particles and within infected immune cells. The four most common routes of infection are unsafe sex, contaminated needles, breast milk, and transmission from an infected mother to her...

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  • The navel or umbilicus.
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