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2011-10-19 19:17:12

HIV infection is commonly associated with other sexual infections, such as herpes simplex virus (HSV). Infection with HSV facilitates the risk of HIV infection and negatively impacts the clinical course of HIV disease. Therefore, it would be highly beneficial to identify multi-faceted microbicide compounds that are efficient against HIV-1 and other sexually transmitted infections. Now, a new study published by Cell Press in the October 20th issue of the journal Cell Host and Microbe...

2011-09-28 19:41:49

VOICE will continue testing other ARV-based approaches: oral Truvada and tenofovir gel VOICE, an HIV prevention trial evaluating two antiretroviral (ARV)-based approaches for preventing the sexual transmission of HIV in women — daily use of one of two different ARV tablets or of a vaginal gel — will be dropping one of the oral tablets from the study. The decision to discontinue use of tenofovir tablets in VOICE comes after a routine review of study data concluded that the trial...

2011-09-28 19:39:18

Oral tenofovir discontinued in clinical trial A large-scale clinical trial evaluating whether daily use of an oral tablet or vaginal gel containing antiretroviral drugs can prevent HIV infection in women is being modified because an interim review found that the study cannot show that one of the study products, oral tenofovir, marketed under the trade name Viread, is effective. An independent data and safety monitoring board (DSMB) recommended that the Vaginal and Oral Interventions to...

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...

2011-07-18 14:39:26

A special press conference at the 6th IAS Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention (IAS 2011) will today feature a panel consisting of researchers from the CDC TDF2 study, the Partners PrEP Study and the HPTN 052 study. They will be joined by Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), Gottfried Hirnschall, Director of the HIV Department of the World Health Organization (WHO) and Elly Katabira, IAS 2011 International Chair and...

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2011-07-14 05:55:00

In the heart of the global AIDS epidemic, a breakthrough has been discovered in preventing the HIV virus from being transmitted among heterosexual couples. The HIV prevention drug Truvada is already on pharmacy shelves but further research has established that it can help prevent infection in people not yet infected with the deadly virus. "These studies could help us to reach the tipping point in the HIV epidemic," said Michael Sidibe, executive director of the United Nation's AIDS program,...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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