Need for considering cardiovascular risks before giving HAART for HIV/aids patients
Physicians treating HIV/AIDS patients with highly active antiretroviral treatment (HAART) needs to be careful// of the cardiac risks involved, says researchers from Belgium.
Highly active antiretroviral treatment can dramatically improve the quality of a HIV/AIDS patient’s life expectancy. Thi...
The flip side of AIDS cocktails – HAART regime damages live
HIV infected patients on highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART regime) are forced to stop the treatment because of the toxic side effects of the treatment, which causes liver damage. According to a study led by Dr. Raymond T. Chung, who presented the findings at Digestive Disease Week in Atl...
HIV Patients May Have Stiffer Arteries
...s new insight into the link between HIV infection, haart
use and the premature development of cardiovascula...alt treatment, and the study didn't establish that haart
causes the stiffness, noted the researchers, from ... studies have found that HIV patients treated with haart
had a higher level of arterial stiffness than HIV ...
New Strategy Eyed for AIDS Treatment
...py and what's known as highly active anti-retroviral (HAART) treatments.
When HIV viruses hide in immune cells, the researchers explained, existing haart
treatments can't reach them. But the study identified where HIV hides in immune cells and the "stealth" mechanisms that enable the virus to elude exis...
New HIV Drug May Help Those Resistant to Therapy
...y active anti-retroviral therapy, which consists of a number of drugs that reduce viral load by stopping the virus from replicating. If it works well, haart
can increase recipients' life expectancy, but it's not effective in about 10 percent of people who take it, partly because some develop resistance to ...
HIV Experts Propose New Approach to Eradicate HIV in Latest Issue of Science
...ing the Post-HAART Era
Since the arrival of haart
more than a decade ago, people diagnosed with HIV ...to live 40-50 years as a result of HAART. However, haart
is not the optimal solution for HIV - it requires ... various side effects and the effects of long-term haart
are not yet known. And, if...
Long-term HIV treatment may reduce risk for atherosclerosis
...sk factors for atherosclerosis in the general population," said Dr. Kingsley. "The purpose of our study, however, was to investigate whether long-term haart
usage was a major risk factor."
"These results could be due, in part, to lower lipid values of HIV infected men prior to beginning antiretroviral t...
Study Disproves Belief That Hepatitis C Blunts HIV Drugs
... by HIV -- and whether CD4 cells can rebuild after haart
is used to suppress HIV infection. For the study, ... with hepatitis C, we were treating their HIV with haart
but didn't always get very good restoration of CD4...ation seen in some HIV/HCV-infected patients after haart
may be due to a number of other causes, such as ge...
Researchers disprove long-standing belief about HIV treatment
... with hepatitis C, we were treating their HIV with haart
but didn't always get very good restoration of CD4...Years of clinical experience have shown that, with haart
treatment suppressing the HIV, CD4 levels are typi...ttribute less than desirable CD4 restoration after haart
in co-infected patients to the hepatitis C virus. ...
Death Rates for HIV Patients Decrease Dramatically
... Study found 5-year survival rate for those on haart
now equals general population
TUESDAY,...important thing to know is that the composition of haart
regimen will keep changing for a particular patien...s of action are continuously needed to be added to haart
regimen to maintain the low mortality rate."
HAART in Medical Technology
ImQuest Submits Investigational New Product Application to the Food and Drug Administration to Initiate HIV Therapeutic Clinical Trials with IQP-0410
...ents failing long courses of therapy with currently approved RT and protease inhibitors. The compound is well suited for use as a component of primary haart
regimens as well as a salvage therapy option. Preclinical studies have also demonstrated the ability of the compound to be used in combination with al...
Pooled-Analysis of 54 Clinical Studies Shows No Increased Risk of Heart Attack With Abacavir Therapy
...ed data from 9,639 subjects on
and 5,044 subjects on non-abacavir HAART.
Overall,...ation: 2.5 events per
1,000 people in the abacavir haart
and 4 events per 1,000 people in the
non-abacavir ...t attacks was 1.1 per
1,000 people in the abacavir haart
and 1.4 per 1,000 people in the
Kaiser Permanente - Group Health Study Shows Depression Worsens HIV Treatment
The researchers studied the patients' haart
adherence, viral loads, and
changes in CD4 T-cell counts over a 12-month pe...e-home point of this study is that depression carries a worse
prognosis for haart
in HIV patients. However, we also found that SSRIs can
reverse this and imp...
Insmed Releases Positive Results from Iplex Phase II HIV-Associated
Adipose Redistribution Syndrome Clinical Study
features have increased markedly with the advent of highly active
antiretroviral therapy (HAART) for HIV. Recent studies performed in
subjects on haart
suggest nearly 40% of individuals develop the
morphologic features characteristic of this syndrome.
IPLEX was approved in the United S...
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Sexual orientation and medicine
...a genetic component to sexual orientation. 
Saquinavir , the first protease inhibitor is approved for public use by the FDA . haart
radically changes the prognosis of HIV/AIDS .
The US Department of Defense includes homosexuality in a list of "mental disorders," in ...
HAART in Biological News
NIH funds $9.5 million for research on HIV and the human innate immune system
...the researchers' concerns is that prolonged use of haart
and/or low level chronic HIV infection may impact ...pression in cells from HIV-infected individuals on haart
that impact the cell's cycle and immune responses.... networks affected by chronic HIV infection and/or haart
and thereby, better understand the impact of the v...
Potential new HIV drug may help patients not responding to treatment
...f drugs that reduces the viral load by stopping the virus from replicating. haart
can increase the life expectancy of an HIV-positive patient substantially i...y, hope their study could ultimately lead to a new treatment that will help haart
to work more effectively in these people.
In the new study, researchers ...
HIV-1 protease inhibitor induced oxidative stress in pancreatic B-cells: thymoquinone protection
...s in the April 2009 issue of Experimental Biology and Medicine . Although insulin resistance has been clinically observed in HIV-1 patients receiving haart
regimen, the molecular mechanisms of this metabolic abnormality have not been delineated.
The research team led by Dr. Krishna C. Agrawal, Regents ...
Waking up dormant HIV
(highly active anti-retroviral therapy) has emerge...t keeps virus levels almost undetectable; however, haart
can never truly eradicate the virus as some HIV al...active candidate to weed out the hidden virus that haart
Matija Peterlin at UCSF and colleagues...
Researchers use chemical from medicinal plants to fight HIV
...hortening, which could make it a key weapon in the fight against HIV.
"This has the potential to be either added to or possibly even replace the haart
(highly active antiretroviral therapy), which is not tolerated well by some patients and is also costly," said study co-author Rita Effros, a professo...
Efavirenz-based initial therapies associated with better outcomes in HIV-infected adults
...se management program in Africa. Participants were haart
nave adults who began nevirapine-based or efvirenz... their purchases of nevirapine- or efavirenz-based haart
to estimate adherence to their treatment regimens....nd the frequent use of first-line nevirapine-based haart
in such programs the assumption that efavirenz and...
Einstein researchers demonstrate a novel approach to treating AIDS
...n from developing," he says. "But if several days have passed, the virus is able to infect enough cells to cause a chronic HIV infection. By combining haart
with radioimmunotherapy, we may be able to prevent lifelong infection in these people by eliminating those initially infected cells."
HIV-1 kills immune cells in the gut that may never bounce back
...anted to know whether this loss was reversible, and whether giving patients haart
during the early infection period helped restore these cells to the GI lini...es report on a trial of 40 HIV-1 positive patients who began treatment with haart
shortly after contracting the virus -- during the acute early infection pha...
Human testis harbors HIV-1 in resident immune cells
...ess virus in the blood. The presence of HIV in the semen despite successful haart
has intrigued scientists.
Researchers led by Dr. Nathalie Dejucq-Rain...ng this organ and may be present at sub-therapeutic levels. Thus, although haart
may achieve undetectable virus levels in the blood, virus replication in th...
New study calculates millions of years saved in lives of AIDS patients
...al therapy or HAART).
To analyze the impact of haart
on patient survival, the investigators used a comp... prevent opportunistic infections. But in the four haart
eras spanning 1996 to 2003, per-person survival in...he investigators concluded, widespread adoption of haart
regimens, in addition to prophylaxis, led to at le...
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