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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 effective than nevirapine in suppressing the virus in children ages 3 to 16.
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.
The psychoactivity of an antiretroviral 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.
Antiretroviral therapy does not affect resting energy expenditure among women with HIV.
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).
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.
Early HIV treatment can save lives as well as have profound prevention benefits.
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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