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2012-07-24 10:10:48

In January, 2012, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued new guidelines on dosing of an HIV medication used to treat people infected with both HIV and tuberculosis (TB) because of a potential interaction between two of the main drugs used to treat each disease. The drug rifampin, used for treating TB, can lower levels of the HIV medicine efavirenz, so the FDA recommended that patients who weigh more than 50 kg (110 pounds) and who are taking both medications should get 30...

2012-07-23 20:35:11

Included in the 2012 International Antiviral Society-USA panel recommendations for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) patient care is that all adult patients, regardless of CD4 cell count, should be offered antiretroviral therapy (ART), according to an article in the July 25 issue of JAMA, a theme issue on HIV/AIDS. Other new recommendations include changes in therapeutic options and modifications in the timing and choice of ART for patients with an opportunistic illness such as tuberculosis....

2012-06-22 06:15:16

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- About 0.2% of pregnant women are HIV positive and 1/3 will pass the virus to their baby before it is born if no treatment is given. A new study breaches the safety and efficacy of adding antiretroviral drugs (HIV treatment drugs) to standard zidovudine prophylaxis (standard HIV prevention drugs) in infants of mothers with HIV who did not receive antenatal antiretroviral therapy because of late identification. Within 48 hours after their birth, researchers randomly...

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...

2011-07-19 09:30:00

TITUSVILLE, N.J., July 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Janssen Therapeutics, Division of Janssen Products, LP, presented today 96-week findings from two pivotal Phase 3 clinical trials, known as ECHO and THRIVE, comparing the efficacy, safety and virology profile of its non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NNRTI) EDURANT(TM) (rilpivirine) tablets versus efavirenz (EFV) in antiretroviral treatment-naive, HIV-1-infected adults. The pooled analysis at 96 weeks showed that 78 percent of...

2011-05-20 13:35:00

TITUSVILLE, N.J., May 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today approved EDURANT(TM) (rilpivirine) tablets for use in combination with other antiretroviral agents (ARVs) in the treatment of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) in adults who have never taken HIV therapy (treatment-naive). (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110520/SF06258) EDURANT (pronounced ee' dur ant) was developed as TMC278 (rilpivirine) by Tibotec Pharmaceuticals...

2011-05-20 10:27:00

SILVER SPRING, Md., May 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Edurant (rilpivirine) in combination with other antiretroviral drugs for the treatment of HIV-1 infection in adults who have never taken HIV therapy (treatment-naive). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO) Edurant belongs to a class of HIV drugs called non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NNRTI). The drug works by blocking HIV viral...

2011-04-04 16:38:00

RIDGEFIELD, Conn., April 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Viramune® XR(TM) (nevirapine) extended-release tablets, a one-pill, once-daily (400 mg) formulation of nevirapine for use in combination with other antiretroviral agents for the treatment of HIV-1 infection in adults. "With the approval of once-daily VIRAMUNE XR, patients in the U.S. now have the benefit of...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.