Latest Retroviruses Stories
Nurse-centered care of HIV patients can be just as safe and effective as care delivered by doctors and has a number of specific health benefits.
In a first-of-its-kind health campaign in Uganda, researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill show that adults with HIV who had less severe infections could work more hours per week, and their children were more likely to be enrolled in school.
A clinical study in a remote region of southwest Uganda has demonstrated the feasibility of using a health campaign to rapidly test a community for HIV and simultaneously offer prevention and diagnosis for a variety of other diseases in rural and resource-poor settings of sub-Saharan Africa.
New research from the University of Alberta's School of Public Health has demonstrated that community-based resources in rural Uganda can successfully provide HIV treatments to patients, where economic and geographical barriers would typically prevent access to care.
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.
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TB infections, a serious threat to monkeys and apes, previously had been difficult to detect
Simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV), also known as African Green Monkey virus, is a retrovirus able to infect at least 33 species of African primates. SIV has been present in monkeys and apes for at least 32,000 years, probably longer. Strains from two of these primate species have crossed the barriers into humans resulting in HIV-2 and HIV-1. Contraction involves contact with the blood of chimps that are often hunted for bushmeat in Africa. SIV infections appear in many cases to be...
Feline leukemia virus (FeLV), a retrovirus that infects cats, is transmitted between infected cats through saliva and nasal secretions. If the cat's immune system does not take care of the disease then it can be lethal due to it being a cancer of blood cells called lymphocytes. Symptoms can vary from loss of appetite, to poor coat condition, infections of the skin, bladder and respiratory tract, oral disease, seizures, lymphadenopathy, skin lesions, fatigue, fever, weight loss,...
Equine Infectious Anemia, also called swamp fever, transmitted by bloodsucking insects infects horses and is cause by a retrovirus. It is endemic in the Americas, parts of Europe, the Middle and Far East, Russia, and South Africa. It is a lentivirus, similar to HIV. EIA can be transmitted through blood, saliva, milk, and bodily secretion. Normally transmission comes from biting flies like the horse-fly and deer-fly. Along with biting animals the disease can be transmitted through...
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