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2012-07-02 02:24:39

PLEASANTON, Calif., July 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) announced today that a new HIV viral load test has been approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and will be commercially available in the US later this year. Like other innovative Roche HIV tests, this one targets two highly conserved regions of the HIV-1 genome and avoids any regions which are current drug targets, thus providing increased reliability as compared to other single...

AIDS Drug Could Get Approved This Summer
2012-06-30 06:29:18

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The fight against AIDS could get some help this summer, as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is expected to approve a drug used to prevent the transmission of HIV, the AIDS virus. Made by Gilead Sciences of Foster City, California, Truvada is already widely used in combination with other drugs to treat patients with HIV. To help the approval process, 2 studies have been published in The Lancet which show just how effective...

2012-06-27 06:25:49

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. and ABBOTT PARK, Ill., June 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Direct Relief International, the global health care company Abbott (NYSE: ABT) and its foundation, the Abbott Fund, today announced that they have reached a major milestone of distributing 20 million rapid HIV tests free of charge to HIV testing and counseling programs serving pregnant women and their families in 43 developing countries. Expanding HIV testing for pregnant women is an essential component in helping to...

2012-06-21 17:29:44

Non-breastfed babies born to HIV-positive mothers who didn't receive antiretroviral therapy during pregnancy are routinely given zidovudine, commonly known as AZT, shortly after birth to prevent mother-to-child transmission of the virus that causes AIDS. While effective, this strategy doesn't always protect the infant from acquiring the virus during the mother's labor and delivery. But a new UCLA-led study published June 21 in the New England Journal of Medicine finds that a two- or...

Does Breast Milk Transmit HIV Or Protect Against It
2012-06-15 08:27:37

More than 15 percent of new HIV infections occur in children. Without treatment, only 65 percent of HIV-infected children will live until their first birthday, and fewer than half will make it to the age of two. Although breastfeeding is attributed to a significant number of these infections, most breastfed infants are not infected with HIV, despite prolonged and repeated exposure. HIV researchers have been left with a conundrum: does breast milk transmit the virus or protect against it?...

2012-06-06 06:25:49

PITTSBURGH, POTTERS BAR, England, and MILAN, June 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Mylan Inc. (Nasdaq: MYL) today announced that its UK and Italy-based subsidiaries have launched Lamivudine Film Coated Tablets, 150 mg and 300 mg. This product is the generic version of GlaxoSmithKline's Epivir® Tablets, indicated as part of antiretroviral (ARV) combination therapy for the treatment of HIV-infected adults and children. This is the first generic HIV treatment to be available from Mylan in Europe....

2012-05-29 02:27:29

TITUSVILLE, N.J., May 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Janssen Therapeutics, Division of Janssen Products, LP, announced today the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a Complete Response letter for a Supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) for an 800mg tablet of PREZISTA® (darunavir). PREZISTA is approved for once-daily oral administration of 800mg -- two 400mg tablets -- for the treatment of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV-1) in treatment-naive and treatment-experienced adult...

2012-05-29 05:16:22

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- A new study shows that pre-exposure preventative treatment for suspected HIV may be effective for those in high-risk groups. "Although post-exposure prophylaxis has a long history of success, newer methods such as pre-exposure prophylaxis and earlier treatment in the course of infection ("treatment as prevention") are being implemented with some success," Dr. Isaac Bogoch, Harvard Medical School and the Division of Infectious Diseases, Massachusetts General Hospital,...

2012-05-28 19:24:01

While immediate postexposure treatment for suspected HIV is critical, pre-exposure preventive treatment is a newer method that may be effective for people in high-risk groups, states a review of evidence published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). "Although postexposure prophylaxis has a long history of success, newer methods such as pre-exposure prophylaxis and earlier treatment in the course of infection ("treatment as prevention") are being implemented with some success,"...

2012-05-17 23:00:16

"The FDA Decision to approve Truvada* by 19 votes against 3 in the prevention of HIV transmission on May 11 is irresponsible and against Global Public Health Interests," declares Doctor Alain Lafeuillade, Head of the Department of Infectious Diseases in Toulon (France) and Chair of the ISHEID to be held in Marseilles (France) in 6 days. Marseilles, France (PRWEB) May 17, 2012 The recent Truvada* FDA approval for pre-exposure prophylaxis "looks like a non sense in other 'developed'...


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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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