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2012-07-19 06:37:48

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — A new medical essay argues switching patients on one type of antiretroviral therapy (ART) to another, to see whether the new drug is as good as the preventing replication of the HIV virus, may be unethical and may not benefit patients. The studies, termed non-inferiority trials, are only ethical if participants can meaningfully benefit from the treatment change and are more likely to benefit than suffer harm, according to Andrew Carr from the HIV unit in St...

2012-07-19 00:36:32

A new collection of compounds, called "bryologs" — derived from a tiny marine organism — activate hidden reservoirs of the virus that currently make the disease nearly impossible to eradicate. Thanks to antiretrovirals, an AIDS diagnosis hasn't been a death sentence for nearly two decades. But highly active antiretroviral therapy, or HAART, is also not a cure. Patients must adhere to a demandingly regular drug regimen that carries plenty of side effects. And while the...

HIV Prevention Pill Truvada Approved by FDA
2012-07-17 09:18:10

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved Truvada, which decreases the risk of HIV invention in uninfected individuals who have a high risk of contracting HIV Infection or who are engaged in sexual activities with a partner who is HIV-infected. Truvada is the first drug approved by the FDA that focuses on reducing the risk of HIV infection acquired through sexual activities. Taken daily, the drug is be used...

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...

2012-06-21 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...


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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