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2014-10-27 12:30:39

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and Temple University have received a joint $4.3 million, four-year grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to investigate new methods to eradicate HIV that lurks in brain cells despite conventional antiviral treatments. The NeuroAIDS Grant funds three research projects, each targeting different biological pathways crucial to the persistence of the human immunodeficiency...

2014-09-17 08:28:44

New Treatment Option Combining Protease Inhibitor and Boosting Agent Reduces the Number of Pills Required to Manage HIV TORONTO, Sept. 17, 2014 /CNW/ - Janssen Inc. announced today that PREZCOBIX(TM) (darunavir/cobicistat), a once-daily, oral medication for the treatment of HIV infection in combination with other antiretroviral agents, is now available in Canada.(1) It is the first HIV treatment option available to patients that provides boosted darunavir in a single tablet. "We...

2014-08-22 23:02:13

New research report “Global HIV Infection Drug Market & Pipeline Insight” worked out by Kuick Research is now available at MarketPublishers.com. London, UK (PRWEB) August 22, 2014 The improved access to antiretroviral drugs and treatments in the recent past, specifically in the developing world, has led to the decline in the rate of HIV infection and the number of deaths due to AIDS globally. However, despite the fact that HIV infection rates are declining, the number of new...

2014-08-05 11:54:33

BMJ-British Medical Journal Antiretroviral drugs and chronic immune system suppression might explain link HIV infection is linked to a significantly lower risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS), indicates observational research published online in the Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery & Psychiatry. Chronic dampening down of the immune system as a result of the infection and/or the antiretroviral drugs used to treat it might explain this association, say the researchers....

2014-07-24 11:06:27

The Lancet Across the world, in high- and low-income countries, women, men, and transgender people who sell sex are subjected to repressive and discriminatory law, policy, and practice, which in turn fuel human rights violations against them, including violence and discrimination. All of these factors are preventing sex workers from accessing the services which they need in order to effectively prevent and treat HIV infection, according to a major new Series on HIV and sex workers,...

2014-07-21 10:59:26

Massachusetts General Hospital Daily treatment with tesamorelin for six months lowered liver fat modestly but significantly The only drug to receive FDA approval for reduction of the abdominal fat deposits that develop in some patients receiving antiviral therapy for HIV infection may also reduce the incidence of fatty liver disease in such patients. In a paper that will appear in the July 23/28 issue of JAMA – a theme issue on HIV/AIDS receiving early online release to coincide with...

2014-07-21 10:56:40

Emory Health Sciences In an innovative approach to HIV prevention, an interdisciplinary group of experts has come together for the first time to lay out a framework of best practices to optimize the role of the clinician in achieving an AIDS-free generation. The guidelines, which will be published online in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), integrate both cutting-edge biomedical advances and evidence-based behavioral interventions for the care of people living with...

2014-06-30 11:45:29

New York University HIV and its transmission has long been associated with injecting drug use, where hypodermic syringes are used to administer illicit drugs. Now, a newly reported study by researchers affiliated with New York University's Center for Drug Use and HIV Research (CDUHR) in the journal PLOS ONE, shows that HIV infection among heterosexual non-injecting drug users (no hypodermic syringe is used; drugs are taken orally or nasally) in New York City (NYC) has now surpassed HIV...

2014-05-16 23:05:57

The CDC’s Guidelines Expand the Pool of Patients Who Should Be Educated About PrEP Boston, MA (PRWEB) May 16, 2014 Fenway Health and The Fenway Institute strongly support the May 14 recommendations issued by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on the use of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV prevention. PrEP is a proven tool for preventing HIV infection, reducing chances of infection by up to 92% according to several studies, including the iPrex study that...

2014-04-03 12:58:10

New research suggests that drugs commonly used to prevent organ rejection after transplantation may also be helpful for combating HIV. The findings, which are published in the American Journal of Transplantation, suggest a new strategy in the fight against HIV and AIDS. Despite the effectiveness of antiviral therapies at suppressing HIV, the virus still persists indefinitely at low levels in infected patients who are diligent about taking their medications. "Current therapies fail to cure...


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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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