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Adverse Events of Raltegravir and DolutegravirAdverse Events of Raltegravir and Dolutegravir

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 12:00:00 EDT

Do commonly reported toxic adverse events associated with these drugs factor into the decision to discontinue ART?
AIDS



Predictors for and Coverage of Flu Vaccine in HIV PatientsPredictors for and Coverage of Flu Vaccine in HIV Patients

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 12:00:00 EDT

How likely are HIV-infected individuals to be vaccinated against influenza, and what are the reasons for not doing so? A survey of HIV-positive patients provides insight.
HIV Medicine



Breast-feeding by Women With HIV DisputedBreast-feeding by Women With HIV Disputed

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:16:57 EDT

Any risk for transmission is too much when there are good alternatives, according to one expert. But the benefits of breast milk might make the small risk worth it, suggests another.
Medscape Medical News



Africa to Get State-of-Art HIV Drugs for $75 a YearAfrica to Get State-of-Art HIV Drugs for $75 a Year

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 15:08:22 EDT

Makers of generic AIDS drugs will start churning out millions of pills for Africa containing a state-of-the-art medicine widely used in rich countries, after securing a multi-million dollar guarantee that caps prices at just $75 per patient a year.
Reuters Health Information



Racial/Ethnic Disparities at the End of an HIV EpidemicRacial/Ethnic Disparities at the End of an HIV Epidemic

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 12:00:00 EDT

Are there still racial and ethnic disparities in the prevalence of untreated HIV infection and HIV incidence in injection-drug users in New York City?
American Journal of Public Health



Sanofi Tests Three-in-one Antibody to Treat or Prevent HIVSanofi Tests Three-in-one Antibody to Treat or Prevent HIV

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 15:24:21 EDT

A three-pronged man-made antibody, created by French drugmaker Sanofi and U.S. scientists, could offer a new way to treat or prevent HIV, following successful tests in monkeys.
Reuters Health Information






U.S. AIDS Strategy to Focus on 13 Countries Close to Controlling EpidemicU.S. AIDS Strategy to Focus on 13 Countries Close to Controlling Epidemic

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 16:58:44 EDT

The United States will concentrate its resources on 13 countries with high levels of HIV that have the best chance of controlling the AIDS epidemic under a strategy unveiled on Tuesday.
Reuters Health Information



Fracture Risk, Bone Loss Increased in HIV-Infected Individuals Fracture Risk, Bone Loss Increased in HIV-Infected Individuals

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 13:09:39 EDT

Studies show an increased risk of vertebral fractures and increased bone loss in individuals with HIV infection, and document effects of vitamin D supplementation among this patient population.
Medscape Medical News



Smokers With HIV Face Higher Risk From Lung Cancer Than From AIDSSmokers With HIV Face Higher Risk From Lung Cancer Than From AIDS

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 13:33:15 EDT

Smokers living with HIV who consistently take antiretroviral medications may be far more likely to die of lung cancer than of AIDS, a U.S. study suggests.
Reuters Health Information



Gates Foundation Invests $40 Million in UK Immunotherapy CompanyGates Foundation Invests $40 Million in UK Immunotherapy Company

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 13:33:27 EDT

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is to invest up to $40 million in privately held British biotech company Immunocore to support its development of immunotherapies for infectious diseases.
Reuters Health Information



Self-Report of HIV Viral Load Among People With HIV on ARTSelf-Report of HIV Viral Load Among People With HIV on ART

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 12:00:00 EDT

Are HIV patients receiving ART able to accurately report their latest HIV viral load and CD4 count?
HIV Medicine