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First-Ever HIV Cure Found For Mississippi Baby
2013-03-04 08:16:15

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online AIDS research has come a long way since the disease was first clinically discovered in 1981 and officially named by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in 1982. And although many hurdles had been overcome in the prevention and treatment of the world´s deadliest sexually-transmitted infection (STI) over the past thirty years, no real cure had ever been found. That is until today. Unveiling their landmark...

2013-02-09 23:01:09

Alere Pima CD4 test provides point-of-care HIV health status in under 20 minutes Waltham, Massachusetts (PRWEB) February 09, 2013 Alere Inc. is pleased to announce that, with the aid of a revolutionary point-of-care device, World Health Clinicians, a US-based nongovernmental organization, were able to provide absolute CD4 counts for patients living with HIV in rural Zimbabwe in under 20 minutes. This outcome is the result of a proof-of-concept evaluation World Health Clinicians performed...

2013-01-22 13:39:42

Bacterial pneumonia is one of the commonest and most serious infections occurring in people infected with HIV. A metanalysis of cohort and case control studies published in BioMed Central's open access journal BMC Medicine finds that current smokers with HIV were at double the risk of bacterial pneumonia than non-smoking counterparts, but that when people stopped smoking their risk was reduced. The metanalysis reanalysed the data of several thousand participants with HIV, from 14 studies...

2013-01-22 10:42:06

Studies suggest new approach to treating HIV A team of researchers based at Johns Hopkins has decoded a system that makes certain types of immune cells impervious to HIV infection. The system's two vital components are high levels of a molecule that becomes embedded in viral DNA like a code written in invisible ink, and an enzyme that, when it reads the code, switches from repairing the DNA to chopping it up into unusable pieces. The researchers, who report the find in the Jan. 21 early...

2013-01-17 13:38:06

A 48-week course of antiretroviral medication taken in the early stages of HIV infection slows the damage to the immune system and delays the need for long term treatment, according to research published today in the New England Journal of Medicine. However, the delay was only marginally longer than the time already spent on treatment. The study, the largest clinical trial ever undertaken looking at treating people with recent HIV infection, also suggests that the treatment lowers the...

2013-01-17 13:30:25

Earlier therapy enhances restoration of CD4+ T-cell counts Patients who are started on antiretroviral therapy for HIV-1 infection within four months of estimated infection date – and who have higher counts of CD4+ T-cells at the initiation of therapy – demonstrate a stronger recovery of CD4+ T-cell counts than patients in whom therapy is started later, a new study shows. The report, to be published Thursday in The New England Journal of Medicine, is co-authored by physicians...

Billions Saved With Generic HIV Medication
2013-01-15 18:45:18

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Replacing brand-name, antiretroviral drugs recommended for control of HIV infection with generic medications could save nearly $1 billion a year on health care costs in the US. This strategy of replacing the brand-name drugs with the soon-to-be-available generic drugs could also come with its risks, diminishing the efficacy of the HIV treatment. "The switch from branded to generic antiretrovirals would place us in the...

2012-12-19 15:10:45

Findings emphasize importance of patient counseling to stop smoking in integrated HIV care Among HIV patients receiving well-organized care with free access to antiretroviral therapy, those who smoke lose more years of life to smoking than to HIV, according to a Danish study published in Clinical Infectious Diseases and available online. The findings highlight the importance of smoking cessation efforts in the long-term, integrated care of patients infected with HIV. Marie Helleberg,...

HIV Drug May Help Fight Against Deadly Staph Infection
2012-12-16 07:11:52

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Potentially deadly staph infections could be treated with a drug currently used by those who have been infected by HIV, according to researchers from the New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. In the study, senior author and NYU assistant professor of microbiology Dr. Victor J. Torres and colleagues discovered that maraviroc, an antiretroviral drug used to treat those who have contracted the AIDS-causing lentivirus, could...


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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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