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New push for public health, AIDS spending at African Union summit

...le in Africa were being treated with a cocktail of antiretroviral (ARV) drugs that inhibit the progression of their disease, which has no known cure. But demand for free drugs vastly outstrips their supply, the cost of the drugs - at some $US600 annually for the rest of a patient's life, an impossible dream on the...

Antibiotic might fight HIV-induced neurological problems

...vous system, problems that can develop even though antiretroviral therapy controls the virus elsewhere in the body. ... of the American Medical Association. "In people, antiretroviral treatments do a great job of controlling HIV in blood, but most of the drugs don't cross the blood-b...

Antiretroviral therapy may prevent excess risk of some cancers in people with HIV

... human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) may prevent most excess cases of Kaposi sarcoma and non-Hodgkin lymphoma, according to a new study in the March 16 issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Studies of people with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS...

HIV-1 spread through six transmission lines in the UK

...ur than from reduced infectiousness resulting from antiretroviral therapy. The study by UCL, the Health Protection Agency and the University of Oxford statistically analysed the epidemic history of the HIV-1 subtype B strain from sampled gene sequence data. Molecular data on HIV-1 has become increasingly available...

Youth With HIV Take More Risks After New Meds Introduced

...he David Geffen School of Medicine. Highly active antiretroviral therapies, or HAART, were introduced in 1996. The ... may be that physicians are reluctant to prescribe antiretroviral medications to certain subpopulations of youth, such as substance-using youth, because they fear the...

Asymptomatic HIV babies could use earlier treatment

... that HIV-infected infants treated with one or two antiretroviral drugs within two months of birth were less likely ...iated. Infants who received a combination of three antiretroviral drugs did even better. “This is an important finding because there’s been a lot of controversy in t...

Hopkins AIDS experts issue warning about global efforts to provide drug therapies

...ning that limited international relief supplies of antiretroviral therapies currently being distributed in Africa, A... AIDS Relief is spending more than $600 million on antiretroviral therapies for 2 million people, demand in the developing world is even greater and steadily growing,...

Antiretroviral Therapy May Prevent HIV Transmission From Breastfeeding Mothers To Infants

...ew studies support the hypothesis that combination antiretroviral drug therapy may reduce the risk of mother-to-chil... Researchers in the first study found mothers pass antiretroviral medications on to their breastfeeding infants in concentrations high enough to prevent infection. Th...

Drug resistance testing in treatment-naive HIV patients is cost-effective

...us Diseases, now available online. Resistance to antiretroviral therapy, even in patients who have never received treatment, is a growing concern. However, genotype resistance testing, which involves looking for the presence of resistance genes, is not a standard procedure at the time a patient is diagnosed with ...

Progress on HIV/AIDS significant but insufficient

...example, only 12 per cent of the people in need of antiretroviral therapies in low- and middle-income countries were...ting initiatives; continuing to reduce the cost of antiretroviral treatment, making such treatment more accessible, in particular for children; and strengthening moni...

Scavenger cells could be key to treating HIV-related dementia

...y infected, that live as long as you do." Current antiretroviral drugs block HIV from replicating in new T cells, b...nd others who did not. The well-known cocktail of antiretroviral drugs prescribed to most HIV patients has cut the number of HIV-associated dementia cases reported e...

Zinc supplements safe for HIV-infected children

... in HIV-infected children who don't have access to antiretroviral therapy or are not eligible for treatment," said William J. Moss, MD, MPH, senior author of the study and an assistant professor in the Bloomberg School of Public Health's Department of Epidemiology. The researchers completed a randomized, double-bi...

HIV mortality in India drops with introduction of generic antiretroviral therapy

...isen in response to a 20-fold drop in the price of antiretroviral therapy (ART), according to an article in the Nov....sea, diarrhea, headache and anemia, can arise from antiretroviral use. But are the side effects serious enough to discourage patients from continuing ART? "No. Benefi...

2005 AIDS figures released by WHO and UNAIDS

...living longer and better lives because they are on antiretroviral treatment and an estimated 250 000 to 350 000 deaths were averted this year because of expanded access to HIV treatment. Commenting on the potential enhanced impact of integrating prevention and treatment, the 2005 report emphasizes that a comprehen...

Earliest European Farmers Left Little Genetic Mark On Modern Europe

...living longer and better lives because they are on antiretroviral treatment and an estimated 250 000 to 350 000 deaths were averted this year because of expanded access to HIV treatment. Commenting on the potential enhanced impact of integrating prevention and treatment, the 2005 report emphasizes that a comprehen...

New study shows patients more willing to consider self-injectable HIV therapy than many physicians anticipate

...challenges because it is the first self-injectable antiretroviral whereas all other treatments are oral. Highlights from today's data show that: Patients are more willing to consider and use self-injectable therapy than many physicians anticipate Three-quarters (76%) of patients would consider using a self-inje...

HIV drug resistance increasing in UK and among highest in the world

... HIV were given combinations of drugs (combination antiretroviral therapy) may be compromised because of this. Usin... researchers tested patients for resistance to the antiretroviral drugs before embarking on the treatment. Tests were conducted on 2,357 patients between 1996 and 200...

Tuberculosis still a risk for patients receiving HIV drugs

People taking highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) for HIV infection remain susceptible to tuberculosis, though the risk is lower than for HIV-infected patients not on HAART, according to an article in the Dec. 15 issue of Clinical Infectious Diseases, now available online. Opportun...

HIV-infected adults in Botswana respond positively to ARV therapy public treatment program

...1 subtype C in resource-poor settings, who receive antiretroviral (ARV) therapy, can achieve comparable results to those in the developed world. A fully supported health care delivery system and infrastructure help ensure this success, according to data published in November 2005 issue of the Journal of Acquired Im...

New Therapeutic Target Identified In Inherited Brain Tumor Disorder

...1 subtype C in resource-poor settings, who receive antiretroviral (ARV) therapy, can achieve comparable results to those in the developed world. A fully supported health care delivery system and infrastructure help ensure this success, according to data published in November 2005 issue of the Journal of Acquired Im...

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