Chile research finds saliva speeds up healing process
Ground-breaking research by Professor Vicente Torres, of the University of Chile has found that saliva aids the healing process.
[SNA] Khartoum -The First Lady, Wife of the President of the Republic, Widad Babkir, has emphasized the state's commitment to combat AIDS, and its keenness on the partnerships, tight coordination, and the activation of continuous response to the combating activities, announcing the inauguration of the AIDS integrated treatment center in Omdurman in the advent of New Year.
The first goal of the United Nations' 90–90–90 HIV/AIDS elimination strategy is to ensure that, by 2020, 90% of HIV‐positive people know their HIV status. Estimating the prevalence of HIV among people eligible for screening allows assessment of the number of additional cases that might be diagnosed through continued screening efforts in this group. Here, we present methods for estimating prevalence when HIV status is verified by a gold standard only among those who test positive on an initial, imperfect screening test with known sensitivity and specificity. We develop maximum likelihood estimators and asympto...
Conclusions: Medicare part D was associated with increased out-of-pocket spending, although the increased spending did not seem to compromise antiretroviral therapy adherence or HIV VL suppression. It is possible that increased ADAP use mitigated the increase in out-of-pocket spending, suggesting successful coordination between Medicare part D and ADAP as well as the vital role of ADAP during insurance transitions.
CONCLUSIONS: Taken together, our data suggest the presence of an immunoregulatory response in chronic Chagas disease, which seems to be driven by T. cruzi antigens. Our findings provide new insights into immunotherapeutic strategies for people living with HIV/AIDS and Chagas disease.
Raltegravir is the only integrase inhibitor approved in the US for treatment of HIV in newborns from birth to 4 weeks of age weighing at least 2 kg.FDA Approvals
Authors: Wilson RD Abstract OBJECTIVE: To inform reproductive and other health care providers about pre-conception evaluation, including considerations for reproductive planning, lifestyle modification, immunization status and attitudes, and psychosocial issues. OPTIONS: This counselling information can be used for patient education and planning and possible pre-conception and/or prenatal testing. OUTCOMES: This information may allow for improved risk assessment when pre-conception counselling for individual patients and their families is used. CONSIDERATIONS FOR PRE-CONCEPTION CARE (PART 2) REGARDING PRE-C...
Enrollment trends drove slowdown in Medicaid and private health insurance spending growth in 2016
Conditions: HIV/AIDS; HIV Infections; Substance Use; Substance Abuse; Substance Use Disorders; Sexually Transmitted Diseases Intervention: Behavioral: Link2CARE Sponsors: New York State Psychiatric Institute; Center for Court Innovation; The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University; National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA); Columbia University Enrolling by invitation
[African Union] The African Union and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria on Wednesday jointly organised a satellite symposium on domestic health financing. Despite significant progress in responding to the AIDS epidemic Africa confronts the world's most acute public health threats that remain largely underfunded. After decades of underinvestment the continent need sustained investments in health in a context where international support has levelled due to many competing global priorities.
Left ventricular assist devices (LVADs), popularized most famously by Dick Cheney, have become somewhat common in the past few years. They augment the cardiac output, and in many cases they have significantly extended the lifespans of heart failure patients. Managing LVADs can be a challenge, with a particular emphasis placed on keeping the area where the power cord comes of the body pristinely clean. Typically, the cord is passed through the skin on the abdomen, but keeping that area clean may be difficult if it’s prone to getting wet or soiled. At the Osaka University Hospital in Japan, clinicians faced just such a...