NRTI Sparing Therapy in Virologically Controlled HIVNRTI Sparing Therapy in Virologically Controlled HIV
This study explores the combination of rilpivirine plus boosted darunavir as an option when switching from standard cART in patients who are virologically suppressed. JAIDS: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes
Professional societies issue stern warning not to inappropriately prescribe meds for COVID - 19
It turns out that many more people than just boomers can benefit from testing for hepatitis C, a viral infection of the liver that often causes no symptoms. If you’re a member of the baby-boom generation (born between 1946 and 1964), your doctor may have already recommended the test. But those born before or after those years may not have known about the test unless they had a risk factor for hepatitis C, such as a history of intravenous drug use. A new guideline is changing this approach. Why the different recommendations for baby boomers? In 2012–2013, the CDC and the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF...
WHO backs making pharmaceuticals open up intellectual property as it did to fight HIV/Aids
[Monitor] Ministry of Health has suspended the Uganda Population-Based HIV Impact Survey (UPHIA) until further notice following the coronavirus cases in the country.
[Daily Maverick] Covid-19 is real, just as HIV was and remains real. But we should not be foolish, thinking it cannot touch us like we thought HIV could not touch us. HIV did. Covid-19 will. In ways we have yet to imagine. Aids taught us about fear, to overcome it while not being foolish. We need to be afraid of Covid-19, but not of each other.
BOSTON (CBS) – “I have to call uncle. It’s too much. Too much. I need help,” said I.C.U. nurse Linda Barton. She works at Norwood Hospital and said this past weekend was the busiest and scariest of her career. “This weekend was beyond difficult,” Barton said. “I kept asking and telling them we needed more help. We needed more hands, we needed more R.N.s, we needed more aids.” She said the coronavirus cases were more serious than she expected. “They’re very, very sick. These are people who were living their lives normally two weeks ago, and now are on life-support,...
Nature Reviews Neurology, Published online: 31 March 2020; doi:10.1038/s41582-020-0352-4Plexin B2 aids wound sealing and healing after spinal cord injury
Authors: Walker SM, Cox E, Revill P, Musiime V, Bwakura-Dangarembizi M, Mallewa J, Cheruiyot P, Maitland K, Ford N, Gibb DM, Walker AS, Soares M, REALITY trial team Abstract INTRODUCTION: Many HIV-positive individuals in Africa have advanced disease when initiating antiretroviral therapy (ART) so have high risks of opportunistic infections and death. The REALITY trial found that an enhanced-prophylaxis package including fluconazole reduced mortality by 27% in individuals starting ART with CD4
How consistent are staff who provide community-based HIV testing in their PrEP implementation behaviors?JAIDS: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes