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Women's Empowerment Key to Curbing AIDS: UN

...e 2006, around one million Africans were receiving antiretroviral drugs which roll back the AIDS virus, a tenfold increase since December 2003. But this was still less than a quarter of the estimated 4.6 million people in need of the drugs....

Africa's Men Urged to Step Up AIDS Fight

...e 2006, around one million Africans were receiving antiretroviral drugs which help roll back the AIDS virus, a tenfold increase since December 2003. But this was still less than a quarter of the estimated 4.6 million people in need of the drugs, the conference heard....

'Sexually Active' Malawians Urged to Take HIV Tests

...etermine how many people should get access to free antiretroviral treatment. "It's ambitious but achievable...we need to test at least a million people every year," Mutharika said in 2005, adding that the biggest challenge in Malawi was to "control and manage the AIDS pandemic."...

HIV Drug Combo can Boost Immune Marker in Long-term Patients: Study

...rly understood conditions as to why some people on antiretroviral drugs can boost and maintain their CD4 immune cell... per microlitre, which is considered a key goal in antiretroviral treatment. Over the next few years, lower -- but still significant -- improvements in the CD4 coun...

Zambia to Get Anti-AIDS Drug Boost from Global Fund

...ar UNITAID programme to finance costly second line antiretroviral drugs in Zambia, one of the countries worst affected by HIV/AIDS. UNITAID was launched last year by Brazil, Britain, France, Chile, Norway as an international drug purchasing facility for poor countries, partly funded by airline ticket levies. At...

Russian Government Allocate Funds for HIV Vaccine Project

... to double the number of infected people receiving antiretroviral therapy and to increase the number of those being tested for the virus from 21.7 million to 22 million, Onishchenko said. Since 1987 when the first HIV case was reported in Russia, 388,871 cases have been registered, and women infected with the vir...

Experts Identify Vaccine Target for HIV

... after infection and before they started receiving antiretroviral treatment. The three polymorphisms were identified after all the blood samples of the selected patients were screened for more than 555,000. Additionally, the researchers discovered many other genetic variants that may confer protection for patie...

Scientists Identify Previously Undetected Drug-resistant Forms of HIV

...U.S. trial comparing three different approaches to antiretroviral therapy. It evaluated the long-term clinical and virologic effects of three initial antiretroviral drug regimens for treatment-nave HIV infected persons. The researchers used the Genome Sequencer s...

Abbot Sues French AIDS Group

...ompany Abbott Laboratories has offered to sell its antiretroviral drug Aluvia, an updated version of its antiretroviral Kaletra, at a reduced price in Thailand on the condition that the country agrees to not allow generi...

Doctors Warn of Deficiencies in Antenatal HIV Testing

...ld transmission of HIV are dramatically reduced by antiretroviral use, caesarean section, and avoidance of breastfeeding. However, none of these interventions can take place without awareness of the mothers HIV status, argue two senior doctors from Warwickshire Hospital in Coventry. In the United Kingdom, all an...

Recall of the AIDS Drug Causes Panic in Zambia

...tion. There are many HIV-positive Zambians on the antiretroviral therapy. The HIV drug has been recalled after a "human error" led to a higher than normal level of a chemical which can cause cancer. The drug Viracept, whose generic name is nelfinavir, was recalled after tests on batches revealed higher than norm...

HIV Prevention to Thai Prisoners

...re staff towards the rights of prisoners to access antiretroviral therapy is very positive,' say the authors. 'The f... three prisoners facing the death sentence receive antiretroviral treatment is a clear indication of the staffs commitment to treatment as a basic human right.'...

Surgical Students Fail to Report Needle Stick Injuries

...e that no accident occurs." Early treatment with antiretroviral medications and administration of the HBV vaccine containing hepatitis B immune globulin can prevent infection in those exposed to HIV and HBV respectively. Treatment with interferon can eradicate HCV in more than 90% of cases of acute infection....

Highly Effective Method for Screening Drug-resistant Forms of HIV Developed

...IDS (UNAIDS). The commonly prescribed cocktails of antiretroviral drugs help slow the debilitating effects of the vi...irus. They feel that the increased availability of antiretroviral drugs to meet the HIV/AIDS needs of developing countries in recent years may lead to a global rise i...

Unprotected Sex Among the Gays on the Rise

... campaign and access to condoms, virus testing and antiretroviral drugs, they note. This showed that the message was not getting through to some communities and more needs to be done to spread awareness....

Brazilian President Silva Issues Compulsory License for Merck's Antiretroviral Efavirenz

... produce a lower-cost, generic version of Merck's antiretroviral Efavirenz, the AP/Forbes reports. World Trade Organization regulations allow governments to declare a "national emergency" and issue compulsory licenses on any grounds without consulting the foreign patent owner. Brazilian Health Minister Jose Gome...

Number of Syphilis Cases Rising Among MSM in U.S.

...ion, citing "safe-sex fatigue" after the advent of antiretroviral drugs. "Once these wonder drugs came along, [HIV-positive people] no longer saw HIV as a death sentence, and clinicians, unfortunately, became more lackadaisical about conveying prevention messages," Ghanem said. He added that use of crystal methamph...

GlaxoSmithKline, Brazil Expected To Sign Deal on Providing Antiretroviral at Reduced Cost

...n an agreement that would reduce the cost of GSK's antiretroviral Abacavir by 27% in the country , an unnamed health...o produce a lower-cost, generic version of Merck's antiretroviral Efavirenz. World Trade Organization regulations allow governments to declare a "national emergency...

Thailand Will Not Issue Compulsory Licenses for Patented Drugs

...led to reach an agreement on the price of Abbott's antiretroviral drugs Aluvia and Kaletra. The Thai government in...licenses to produce lower-cost versions of Merck's antiretroviral Efavirenz and Kaletra, respectively. Since then, the government and drug companies have continued ne...

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Renews Goal To Reverse Spread of HIV by 2015

...has been made in moving toward universal access to antiretroviral drugs and in expanding care and prevention services. The report noted that despite progress, the number of HIV-positive people has increased in every region of the world since 2005, Xinhuanet reports. About two million HIV-positive people worldwide...

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