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2014-05-02 10:06:07

Enzyme's double-edged sword may soon be sheathed Johns Hopkins biochemists have figured out what is needed to activate and sustain the virus-fighting activity of an enzyme found in CD4+ T cells, the human immune cells infected by HIV. The discovery could launch a more effective strategy for preventing the spread of HIV in the body with drugs targeting this enzyme, they say. A summary of their work was published online on April 21 in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of...

2014-04-30 11:01:45

The risks of birth defects in children exposed to antiretroviral drugs in utero are small when considering the clear benefit of preventing mother-to-child transmission of HIV but where there are safe and effective alternatives, it might be appropriate to avoid use by pregnant women of drugs that may be associated with elevated risks of birth defects, such as zidovudine and efavirenz, according to a study published by French researchers published in this week's PLOS Medicine. The...

2014-04-30 09:35:16

People infected with HIV whose immune cells have low cholesterol levels experience much slower disease progression, even without medication, according to University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health research that could lead to new strategies to control infection. The Pitt Public Health researchers found that low cholesterol in certain cells, which is likely an inherited trait, affects the ability of the body to transmit the virus to other cells. The discovery, funded by the...

2014-04-01 16:25:28

Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation Applauds Agreement between the Medicines Patent Pool and ViiV Healthcare WASHINGTON, April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) applauds the licensing agreement between the Medicines Patent Pool (MPP) and ViiV Healthcare to increase access to dolutegravir (DTG), a promising new antiretroviral (ARV) medication. This agreement will allow generic manufacturers to scale up production of...

2014-04-01 16:25:22

GENEVA, April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Access to dolutegravir could improve millions of lives in developing countries The Medicines Patent Pool (MPP) and ViiV Healthcare announced a new collaboration on HIV medicines today, signing two licensing agreements to increase access to dolutegravir (DTG), a promising new antiretroviral, for both adult and paediatric care. The agreements would allow generic...

2014-04-01 16:25:15

- Timely collaborations underscore ViiV Healthcare's commitment to increase access to life-saving HIV medicines for children and adults in the developing world LONDON, April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ViiV Healthcare today announced new collaborations with the goal of increasing access to its HIV medicine, dolutegravir (marketed under the name Tivicay®), just two months after its approval by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and eight months after approval by the US Food and Drug...

2014-03-06 12:28:29

Company Outlines Future Plans for HIV "Functional Cure" RICHMOND, Calif., March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sangamo BioSciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: SGMO) today announced the presentation of data from its SB-728-T program to develop a 'functional cure' for HIV/AIDS at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2014). The conference is being held in Boston from March 3 to 6, 2014. Data from an earlier Phase 1 clinical study in this program were also published in the March 6,...

2014-03-04 13:25:34

A series of papers in the March issue of Health Affairs examines how the Affordable Care Act could affect two sectors of the most vulnerable Americans — those living with HIV/AIDS and people who have recently cycled through jail. The issue features several studies by researchers with the USC Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics, one of the nation's premier policy research centers dedicated to promoting health and value in healthcare delivery through innovative research and...

2014-02-19 11:04:05

Pittsburgh researchers show how therapy-induced resistance to 'NNRTI' drugs works at 58th Annual Biophysical Society Meeting in San Francisco For the more than one million people with HIV/AIDS in the United States (and the over 34 million people living with HIV/AIDS around the world), antiretroviral drugs such as efavirenz and other so-called non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NNRTIs) in combination with other antiretrovirals can be a lifeline, because they slow the progress...

2014-02-04 11:29:24

Nearly half of HIV-infected teenagers and young adults forego timely treatment, delaying care until their disease has advanced, which puts them at risk for dangerous infections and long-term complications, according to a study led by the Johns Hopkins Children's Center. The researchers say their findings, published Feb. 3 in JAMA Pediatrics, are particularly troubling in light of mounting evidence that starting treatment as early as possible can go long way toward keeping the virus in...


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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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