HIV

A New Way To Study Hiv's Impact On The Brain

Using a newly developed laboratory model of three types of brain cells, scientists reveal how HIV infection -- as well as the drugs that treat it -- can take a toll on the central nervous system.
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Blood Tests Could Help Battle Covid-19 In Us

A blood treatment used to diagnose HIV also could help in the fight against COVID-19.
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Can Eswatini’s Traditional Healers Encourage Hiv Testing Among People Not Accessible Via Routine...

Doctor Khalishwayo, a traditional healer in the Shiselweni Region, in southern Eswatini, distributes HIV Self-Test Kits to his clients to get more people to know their status. Credit: Mantoe Phakathi/IPSBy Mantoe PhakathiMBABANE, Mar 26 2020 (IPS)...
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Fostemsavir Active In Multidrug-resistant Hiv-1 Infection

THURSDAY, March 26, 2020 -- Amongpatients with multidrug-resistant HIV-1 infection who have limited therapy options, reductions in HIV-1 RNA level were significantly greater in those who received fostemsavir compared with placebo during the first...
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Flashback: Anthony Fauci On The Hiv Epidemic 10 Years Ago

]]>(MedPage Today) -- This year, the annual Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) was held in a virtual format due to the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak. For the first in our video coverage series for 2020's meeting, we're...
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Flair And Atlas Trial Findings Advance Monthly Injectable Art For Hiv

(MedPage Today) -- Study Authors: Chloe Orkin, Keikawus Arasteh, et al.; Susan Swindells, Jaime-Federico Andrade-Villanueva, et al.; Judith S. Currier Target Audience and Goal Statement: Infectious disease specialists The goals of this study...
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Love One Another Or Die: Lessons For Coronavirus From The Hiv/aids Crisis

Roger LancasterAIDS activist group ACT UP (AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power) protest at the headquarters of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on October 11, 1988 in Rockville, Maryland. The action, called SEIZE CONTROL OF THE FDA by the group,...
Related topics: AIDS, Virus, Activism, Protests, Food And Drug Administration

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Clinical Challenges: The Increasing Role Of Primary Care In Hiv

]]>(MedPage Today) -- As the HIV-infected population ages, the risk of developing non-AIDS-related conditions is increasing. Thus, the role of primary care in this population is becoming more important. And this is a far cry from the early days...
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So Sad: Woman Tested For Coronavirus Dies While Waiting For Results

Source: sankai / Getty According to NOLA.com, a New Orleans woman died waiting on the results of her Coronavirus test. Natasha Ott, 39, started feeling sick on March 10. She was a social worker for the HIV health center CrescentCare, which...
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No Benefit To Hiv Medication For Covid-19 Infection

]]>(MedPage Today) -- An open-label trial found no benefit for lopinavir-ritonavir (Kaletra), a protease inhibitor used primarily in HIV treatment, in treating hospitalized patients with COVID-19 coronavirus infection, researchers found. There...
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Watch Mark Zuckerberg Talk Live With Epidemic Expert Dr. Anthony Fauci

If there’s one face of scientific authority in the U.S. in the throes of COVID-19 chaos, it’s Dr. Anthony Fauci. One of the world’s top HIV/AIDS researchers, Dr. Fauci has served in his post as Director for the National Institute...
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Clinical Challenges: Managing Comorbidities In Hiv

]]>(MedPage Today) -- With advances over the past several decades in the efficacy and tolerability of antiretroviral therapy (ART), HIV-related morbidity and mortality have been substantially reduced. However, in a recent article in JAMA, Anthony...
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Losartan Fails To Reduce Il-6 Levels In Hiv

]]>(MedPage Today) -- Using the angiotensin receptor blocker losartan to lower levels of IL-6, a marker of lung inflammation in HIV patients, didn't work in a study reported at the virtual Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections...
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Good News, Bad News In Hiv Prevention Research

]]>(MedPage Today) -- There was good news and bad news in terms of HIV vaccine and therapeutics research, with several vaccine trials pushing forward even as one came to a premature halt. The phase IIb/III HVTN 702 vaccine trial, Uhambo, was...
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Birth Control Implants, Hiv Meds Safe Together

]]>(MedPage Today) -- The combination of contraceptive implants and new antiretroviral combination therapy being rolled out in Africa do not appear to have drug-drug interactions with treatment for HIV infection, researchers reported here. In a...
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Attack On Hiv Reservoir Falls Short

]]>(MedPage Today) -- An attempt to "shock and kill" the latent reservoir of HIV using an investigative neutralizing antibody and an anticancer agent together failed to make a significant impact, researchers reported here. After 48 weeks, there...
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Hiv+ Adults Living Longer, But Not Healthier Lives

]]>(MedPage Today) -- Early initiation of antiretroviral therapy (ART) in HIV patients appeared to normalize life spans when they had high CD4 cell counts, researchers found. Less than three years' difference was seen between HIV-infected adults...
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If You Spread Coronavirus You'll Probably Be Tracked Down

During a trial for attempted murder in 1998, an analysis of the HIV virus was used as evidence — for the first time ever in the U.S. — to help prove a doctor's guilt: A jury found a Louisiana physician had injected his (former) lover...
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Azithromycin Doesn't Improve Lung Function In Hiv Kids

]]>(MedPage Today) -- BOSTON -- Treating HIV-infected children with the antibiotic azithromycin failed to improve their lung function -- the goal of a 310-patient clinical trial in Africa -- but the therapy did seem to keep them out of the...
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West Virginia Hiv Outbreak: A Blueprint For Public Health Response

]]>(MedPage Today) -- Though not officially part of the federal initiative to end the HIV epidemic by 2030, an HIV outbreak among injection drug users in West Virginia proved such outbreaks can be managed using the four outlined pillars of this...
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