Navigation Links
Another Study Supports Early HIV Therapy
Date:4/9/2009

ients in deciding when to start antiretroviral treatment," the researchers wrote.

They noted that the "International AIDS Society USA panel recommended in August, 2008, that antiretroviral therapy is started in individuals with CD4-cell counts less than 350 cells per microliter, and that this decision should be individualized when the CD4-cell count is greater than 350 cells per microliter. Recent US and European guidelines make similar recommendations."

"Unfortunately, many patients are not diagnosed with HIV until their CD4 count has fallen well below 350 cells per microliter, sometimes even below 200 cells per microliter," the UK team said. "It is important that people at possible risk of having HIV get tested regularly so that if found to be infected they can receive the necessary care and treatment."

But, two experts noted in an accompanying editorial that "the question of when to start ART might have more than one right answer," especially in poorer countries where access to medical resources is limited.

World Health Organization "guidelines for resource-limited settings currently recommend initiation of [antiretroviral therapy] before blood CD4 counts fall below 200 cells per microliter, with an upper threshold of 350 cells per microliter," they wrote. "To inform these recommendations, randomized controlled trials should include patients living in resource-limited settings." The editorial was written by Dr. Robin Wood, of the Desmond Tutu HIV Center at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, and Dr. Stephen D. Lawn, of the center and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

More information

The U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases has more about HIV treatment.



-- Robert Preidt


'/>"/>
Copyright©2009 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. American College of Pediatricians: Another Blow to Childrens Rights
2. TRICOR Systems Inc. Receives ISO 13485 Certification; Contract Manufacturer Achieves Another Significant Milestone in 32 Year History
3. Set Up Your Computer to Work in Another Language – New Tips at Argotrans.com
4. Pennsylvanians Encouraged to Take Another Look at COBRA Options
5. Is one diet as good as another? U of I study says no and tells you why
6. Acuo Technologies(R) Announces Another Record Sales and Implementation Growth
7. Exacerbations in COPD: One thing leads to another
8. Medical research community needs to speak louder to prevent another Canadian brain drain
9. Agresso Wins Another $1 Million+ Deal in Health Care Sector
10. Another reason to get your hands dirty
11. Another reason to avoid high-fat diet -- it can disrupt our biological clock
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Another Study Supports Early HIV Therapy
(Date:9/18/2014)... 2014 First Choice Emergency Room ... in the United States, named Douglas J. Harrison, DO ... facility. , “We are pleased to welcome Dr. ... of our new Missouri City-Lakes facility,” said Dr. James ... Room. , Dr. Harrison received his undergraduate degree ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... N-Zyme Scientifics LLC achieved a major developmental milestone ... mere 8 months after company startup. Its novel product ... enzyme used in the “Biologics” industry for discovery and ... pathology on Mass Spec devices. PRIME™ is being sold ... market (PNGase F PRIMETM). N-Zyme is currently evaluating ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... Recently, BambooIndustry.com, an outstanding company in the bamboo industry, ... There are more than 1000 items in this range. To ... for these useful items. Each of them is now offered ... “We are very proud to unveil the new range of ... are made with natural materials by experienced workers. They are ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... Recently, UWDress.com, an innovative company that ... occasion outfits, has released its 2014 empire waist ... has launched a big sale for these new and ... deeply discounted rates, from 15 to 65 percent off. ... on using comfortable to wear materials. Its elegant items ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... (PRWEB) September 18, 2014 Dr. Shalev is ... came to Houston to study at the University of Texas, ... While studying she realized her real passion lay in dentistry, ... Surgery from the University of Texas Health Science Center at ... dentistry, and is a member of The Greater Houston Dental ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:First Choice Emergency Room Announces Dr. Douglas J. Harrison as Medical Director of Missouri City - Lakes, Texas Facility 2Health News:N-Zyme Scientifics Announces Successful Product Launch 2Health News:More Than 1000 Items Added To BambooIndustry.com’s Bamboo Flooring Collection 2Health News:2014 Empire Waist Evening Dress Collection Now Unveiled At UWDress.com 2
... to provide improved accessibility and expanded contentORANGEBURG, S.C., ... company, announces the launch of its updated website. ... URL and can be found at http://www.polymathiclabs.com ... including more information about Polymathic,s services, capabilities, and ...
... Hard to Treat Diseases (HTDS) www.htdsmedical.com the ... Chem (Formerly ReNuYu Biochem) intends to recapitalize to 5 ... the pending China Bio Chem merger. Consideration for Slavica ... amongst all doctors involved in Belgrade Serbia research. Key ...
... TORONTO, Jan. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Med-Emerg International Inc. (OTCBB:MDER) ... is pleased to announce that its shareholders have voted ... (the "Arrangement") with AIM Health Group Inc. ("AIM") at ... today. In excess of 90% of the votes cast ...
... that work, CDC officials stress , , THURSDAY, Jan. 8 (HealthDay ... is resistant to the popular antiviral drug Tamiflu, but government ... , The fact that the flu season so far has ... particular flu virus, has health officials adopting a watchful attitude ...
... May Be Revealed Friday, January 9 WASHINGTON, Jan. ... (SEIU) President Andy Stern convened a conference call ... the forced transfer of 65,000 nursing home and ... (UHW), its third largest affiliate, but delayed the ...
... shape new treatments for secondary pneumoniaMEMPHIS, Tenn., Jan. ... Hospital have demonstrated a more effective treatment for ... antibiotics clindamycin and azithromycin, which kill bacteria by ... a standard first-line treatment with the "beta-lactam" antibiotic ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Polymathic Analytical Labs Launches New Website 2Health News:Hard To Treat Diseases (HTDS) Recapitalization 2Health News:Shareholders of Med-Emerg International Inc. approve plan of arrangement with AIM Health Group Inc. 2Health News:Common Flu Strain Resistant to Popular Antiviral Drug 2Health News:Common Flu Strain Resistant to Popular Antiviral Drug 3Health News:SEIU Decision to Force Transfer of Long-Term Care Members Out of United Healthcare Workers Delayed 2Health News:Study Finds More Effective Treatment for Pneumonia Following Influenza 2Health News:Study Finds More Effective Treatment for Pneumonia Following Influenza 3
(Date:9/17/2014)...  Dr. Stephen Loyd , a recovering substance ... National Recovery Month, stars in a new television ad ... advocates were also joined by a Los ... her fiancée because of a preventable error in surgery ... of crack cocaine abuse. Proposition 46 would identify doctors ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- ChemImage announced ... discussing improvements in the development of imaging ... both normal and diseased tissue that minimizes ... surgical procedures, lowers surgical costs and potentially ... The clinical and scientific ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... , Sept. 17, 2014 Prostate Oncology ... awareness campaign to educate men about new imaging ... of the prostate. Annually, a million men undergo ... the rectum. Multi-parametric MRI (MP-MRI) of the prostate gland ... (CSPC). Men need to be fully informed of ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Doctor Recovering From 100-Pill-A-Day Addiction Stars In New Ad Supporting Prop 46; Appears At White House for National Recovery Month, Says Consumer Watchdog Campaign 2Doctor Recovering From 100-Pill-A-Day Addiction Stars In New Ad Supporting Prop 46; Appears At White House for National Recovery Month, Says Consumer Watchdog Campaign 3Patient Outcomes Improve When Molecular Chemical Imaging Technology Is Used to Aid Robotic Surgical Procedures, According to New White Paper 2Prostate Cancer Awareness Month - Stop Random Biopsies 2Prostate Cancer Awareness Month - Stop Random Biopsies 3
... Klein Pump provides optimum flow ... infiltration. Operates on any voltage ... with safety Interlock and easy ... Tubing, Double Spike Tubing, Dual ...
... a major advance in the application ... Combined with precision fluid management, controlled ... grooved probe design and patented cannulae, ... designed to minimize trauma to the ...
... The HK Surgical state of ... speed powered suction performance. It can ... or 2 Abbott/Sorenson Canisters, eliminating time ... Aspirator is designed for powerful performance ...
... generation of the ultra-quiet PSI-TEC ... retains all the smooth, reliable,performance ... leading name for,aspiration surgery worldwide. ... for high powered operation, the ...
Medicine Products: