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FDA Approves First Pediatric Lopinavir/Ritonavir Oral Pellets for the Treatment of AIDS in Infants and Young Children

Mumbai, India - June 3, 2015 --Cipla Limited, a global pharmaceutical company which uses cutting edge technology and innovation to meet the everyday needs of all patients, today announced that it has received US FDA approval for an innovative...
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

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[The Herald] A 38-year-old HIV positive widower from Kwekwe has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for raping his eight-year-old daughter. The man, who cannot be named to protect the minor, appeared before Gweru regional magistrate Mr Morgan Nemadire facing one count of rape. He pleaded guilty to the charge, blaming evils spirits for his gross action.
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news
AbstractIn a community-based clinic serving men who have sex with men in San Francisco, California, this study characterized key steps of the pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) cascade and identified correlates of retention in care. In total, 344 patients were evaluated for PrEP. Three-fourths (78%) of those who sought PrEP services initiated PrEP. The overall cumulative incidence of discontinuing PrEP at 13  months was 38%. Men with a sexually transmitted infection (STI) were 44% less likely to be retained (adjusted hazard ratio [aHR] 0.56, 95% confidence interval [0.33–0.95]). Comprehensive retention efforts for ...
Source: AIDS and Behavior - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
Microchip Technology Inc. is a provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, and analog semiconductors that are designed to offer low-risk product development at lower total system costs and a faster time to market for thousands of diverse applications. Those in the electrical engineering world are very familiar with their PIC microcontrollers, digital signal controllers, and other microprocessors. However, in the medtech prototyping world, knowledge that Microchip has a special group dedicated to medical solutions may be less common. Microchip cultivates an elite group of Medical Design Partner Specialists, which consists of...
Source: Medgadget - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Exclusive Source Type: blogs
Authors: Akase IE, Musa BOP, Obiako RO, Ahmad Elfulatiy A, Mohammed AA Abstract HIV infection is a chronic infection that almost inevitably progresses to AIDS. The infection is characterized by the deterioration in the immune function leading to opportunistic infections and malignancies. Additionally, there is an associated immune dysfunction characterized by a persistent inflammatory state and unhealthy elaboration of both pro- and anti-inflammatory cytokines. The CD4+ T cell count has been used as a surrogate for the level of immune dysfunction that exists in patients with HIV infection. Eighty-eight (88) patient...
Source: Journal of Immunology Research - Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: J Immunol Res Source Type: research
I’m awaiting delivery of my next two weeks’ worth of medications with a major change in the blister packs. Gone will be Norvir, Prezista, Truvada and Nevirapine, all taken twice a day, and they’re being replaced with ONE pill, Genvoya, ONCE a day containing 4 new-to-me drugs in combination. What a relief, other pills continuing … Continue reading Pill relief
Source: My journey with AIDS - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: AIDS and HIV autobiography health-care medical update Source Type: blogs
Condition:   HIV/AIDS Intervention:   Behavioral: Management training and data feedback Sponsors:   Instituto Nacional de Salud Publica, Mexico;   Society For Family Health (SFH);   National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) Active, not recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Funding Opportunity RFA-AA-18-008 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) invites a limited competing renewal of a U01 project to evaluate the cumulative and progressive effects on brain structure and cognitive/behavioral function of combined HIV infection and alcohol abuse. This project has recruited and longitudinally tracked a large cohort of individuals with HIV infection, or alcohol abuse, or the comorbid condition. As members of this cohort are growing older and living well longer due to antiretroviral medications, this project is well suited to add...
Source: NIH Funding Opportunities (Notices, PA, RFA) - Category: Research Source Type: funding
The OraQuick HIV Testing Grant is a partnership between OraSure and The AIDS Institute to encourage the development of innovative HIV self-testing programs. Applications are due by December 15, 2017.
Source: PHPartners.org - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
[GroundUp] It's easy to forget where we've come from sometimes. The early 2000s were dark times for South Africa. Adult death rates were rising rapidly, and mathematical models projected that AIDS deaths would rise to 800,000 per year in 2010. Demographers were estimating that by 2015, a third of all children would be orphans.
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news
[New Dawn] Geneva -Non-communicable diseases (NCDs), like heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes, and chronic lung disease, are responsible for 70% of all deaths. There is incontrovertible evidence that tobacco use, inactivity, unhealthy diets, and excessive alcohol consumption increase the odds of dying prematurely from an NCD.
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news
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