Senate Passes Right-to-Try Bill Senate Passes Right-to-Try Bill
An amendment cracks the door open to malpractice suits against physicians who prescribe experimental drugs for patients with life-threatening illnesses.Medscape Medical News
AbstractThe number of HIV cases in Taiwan exceeded 30,000 in 2016. Per the UNAIDS 90 –90–90 target, 81% of people living with HIV should receive medication. However, numerous previous studies focused on adherence rather than the initial healthcare seeking intention if diagnosed with HIV (HIV HSI). Based on the Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB), anonymous online survey data were c ollected from December 2016 through February 2017 from 2709 young MSM (YMSM) ages 15–39. Multivariate logistic regression found the significant factors and strengths of associations with HIV HSI varied by their HIV voluntary couns...
AbstractMen living with HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa are less likely to test for HIV than women. We conducted a scoping review in May of 2016 to identify how masculine norms influence men ’s HIV testing in sub-Saharan Africa. Our review yielded a total of 13 qualitative studies from 8 countries. Masculine norms create both barriers and facilitators to HIV testing. Barriers included emotional inexpression, gendered communication, social pressures to be strong and self-reliant, and t he fear that an HIV positive result would threaten traditional social roles (i.e., husband, father, provider, worker) and reduce sexual...
Potentially game-changing data on HIV treatment will be presented at the International AIDS Conference, but policies that make treatment and prevention difficult will also be discussed.Medscape Medical News
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[Ghanaian Times] Ho -THE newly-inaugurated Volta Regional Committee of the Ghana AIDS Commission has warned that any unruly member of the public who antagonises or tramples on the rights of people living with HIV, will suffer swift consequences under the law.
Authors: Lopez ED, Córdova-Cázarez C, Valdez-Ortiz R, Cardona-Landeros CM, Gutiérrez-Rico MF Abstract AIM: To determine the prevalence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and the epidemiological, clinical, and laboratory factors associated with CKD in Mexican HIV-infected patients. METHODS: Cross-sectional study. We included 274 patients with HIV/AIDS. CKD was defined by the estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR
CONCLUSIONS: HIV and endotoxin each imposed alterations in the expression of many clinically important renal drug transporters although co-infection did not augment this effect. Viral and/or bacterial infections may impact the renal clearance of drug substrates in patients and could potentially be a source of drug-disease interactions. PMID: 30011391 [PubMed - in process]
Sadly, stigma around health conditions remains a part of many patients ’ lives. Many will not disclose a diagnosis for fear of being judged by peers, employers, health professionals, colleagues and wider society. In fact, there is clear evidence that such negative societal attitudes impact health outcomes, resulting in diagnosis delays and impaired treatment.Some diseases are heavily stigmatized – including mental health, HIV/AIDS, hepatitis and some skin conditions – leading people to restrict their participation in society, impairing their chances of living happy, healthy lives.However, to one extent or...
[The Herald] The National Aids Council (NAC) has implored the media to report more on Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) like cancer and kidney which are worryingly on the increase. NAC board member Mrs Tariro Makanga-Chikumbirike made the remarks at the NAC Media Awards Ceremony held in Harare yesterday, which saw four Zimpapers journalists scooping the top four prizes.
Are health care providers offering HIV testing to their at-risk heterosexual patients?Morbidity &Mortality Weekly Report