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2012-07-23 14:51:29

HIV patients whose infections are tightly controlled increased by 60 percent over past decade The percentage of HIV patients taking antiretroviral drugs who experienced the full benefit of the drugs jumped from 45 percent of 72 percent during the past decade, a figure that is lower than previous estimates. The findings, considered important for HIV prevention efforts, since patients whose virus is in tight control are less likely to transmit the infection to others, are published this week...

2012-07-23 12:27:25

HIV-infected young adults, blacks, injection drug users and the uninsured less likely to have disease under control while taking antiretroviral drugs 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, according to results of a study by AIDS experts at Johns Hopkins and the University of Pennsylvania. In what is believed to be the...

2012-07-19 12:09:34

Safety, tolerability study to enroll MSM in the United States and Puerto Rico 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. The eventual goal is to see if the drug regimens can reduce the risk of infection. The trial involves a strategy known as...

2012-07-19 06:37:48

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — 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. The studies, termed non-inferiority trials, are only ethical if participants can meaningfully benefit from the treatment change and are more likely to benefit than suffer harm, according to Andrew Carr from the HIV unit in St...

2012-07-19 00:36:32

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. Thanks to antiretrovirals, an AIDS diagnosis hasn't been a death sentence for nearly two decades. But highly active antiretroviral therapy, or HAART, is also not a cure. Patients must adhere to a demandingly regular drug regimen that carries plenty of side effects. And while the...

2012-07-18 10:25:08

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, according to a new Essay published in this week's PLoS Medicine. The studies, termed non-inferiority trials, are only ethical if participants can meaningfully benefit from the treatment change and are more likely to benefit than suffer harm, according to Andrew...

HIV Prevention Pill Truvada Approved by FDA
2012-07-17 09:18:10

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (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. Truvada is the first drug approved by the FDA that focuses on reducing the risk of HIV infection acquired through sexual activities. Taken daily, the drug is be used...

AIDS Drug Could Get Approved This Summer
2012-06-30 06:29:18

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online 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. Made by Gilead Sciences of Foster City, California, Truvada is already widely used in combination with other drugs to treat patients with HIV. To help the approval process, 2 studies have been published in The Lancet which show just how effective...


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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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siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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