Latest Zidovudine Stories
Tens of thousands of Americans taking potent antiretroviral therapies, or ART, to keep their HIV disease in check may not have as much control over the viral infection as previous estimates have suggested.
Scientists are launching the first clinical trial to test whether drug regimens containing maraviroc, a medication currently approved to treat HIV infection, are also safe and tolerable when taken once daily by HIV-uninfected individuals at increased risk for acquiring HIV infection.
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.
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.
A increasingly used type of HIV study which involves switching patients on one type of antiretroviral therapy (ART) to another, to see whether the new drug is as good as the at preventing replication of the HIV virus, may be unethical.
The 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.
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.
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.
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...
- A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.