Opinion Makers: End of AIDS in Sight?
(MedPage Today) -- Carlos del Rio, MD, sets out the agenda to reach an ambitious goal
CONCLUSIONS: If there is a causal association between DMPA use and HIV risk, it could have substantially increased the scale of the HIV epidemic in South Africa, affecting not only the users of DMPA, but also their partners and the wider population. The magnitude of this potential effect demands careful data collection and a careful consideration of policy choices for contraception in settings with large HIV epidemics. PMID: 31729195 [PubMed - in process]
CONCLUSIONS: The prevalence of HIV among transgender women in our study, at 14.8%, is among the highest detected in any population in eastern China. Chinese transgender women may therefore follow the disparity in the burden of HIV noted worldwide. Data support policies to prioritize transgender women for HIV testing outreach, for in-depth research to better understand the specific drivers of infection in this population, and for trans-friendly HIV care and prevention programmes to address their specific needs. PMID: 31729178 [PubMed - in process]
Government officials say the objective is to encourage competition and reduce costs
Studies have linked hearing loss to brain health and memory issues.
Authors: Araujo-Mariz C, Militão de Albuquerque MFP, Lopes EP, Ximenes RAA, Lacerda HR, Miranda-Filho DB, Lustosa-Martins BB, Pastor AFP, Acioli-Santos B Abstract INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE: Hepatotoxicity during tuberculosis (TB) treatment is frequent and may be related to the Arylamine N-Acetyltransferase (NAT2) acetylator profile, in which allele frequencies differ according to the population. The aim of this study was to investigate functional polymorphisms in NAT2 associated with the development of hepatotoxicity after initiating treatment for TB in people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) in Pernambuco, Nor...
Dose reductions of lamivudine may not be necessary for all patients with mild to moderate renal impairment, says Dr Paul Sax.Medscape HIV/AIDS
Condition: HIV/AIDS Interventions: Behavioral: PrEP campaign messages developed via open contest; Behavioral: PrEP campaign messages developed via social marketing approach Sponsor: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Not yet recruiting
Conditions: Hepatitis D, Chronic; Hepatitis B, Chronic Intervention: Sponsor: French National Institute for Health and Medical Research-French National Agency for Research on AIDS and Viral Hepatitis (Inserm-ANRS) Not yet recruiting
Abstract There is a wide variety of causes of diffuse lung disease in the intensive care unit patient, of which adult respiratory distress syndrome is the commonest clinical consideration. Plain radiography, computed tomography, and ultrasound can be used synergistically to evaluate patients with diffuse lung disease and respiratory impairment. Imaging is not limited to characterization of the cause of diffuse lung disease but also aids in monitoring its evolution and in ventilator setting management. PMID: 31731896 [PubMed - in process]