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New ARV Drugs, Early Diagnosis Key to Beating AIDS Epidemic: UNAIDS New ARV Drugs, Early Diagnosis Key to Beating AIDS Epidemic: UNAIDS
Developing new antiretroviral (ARV) drugs and using technology for early diagnosis are among steps needed to sustain momentum in fighting HIV/AIDS and ending the disease as a public health threat by 2030, UNAIDS said in a report on Monday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - November 21, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Too Many HIV-Positive Youth in U.S. Do Not Notify Past Partners Too Many HIV-Positive Youth in U.S. Do Not Notify Past Partners
Nearly one in four youth living with HIV in the U.S. don ’ t notify sex or drug-use partners about potential HIV exposure - despite medical professionals and others urging them to do so, a study of teens and young adults suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - November 14, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

HIV Vaccine Boost Induces Significant Antibody Response HIV Vaccine Boost Induces Significant Antibody Response
An additional dose of HIV vaccine MVA-B four years after the last immunization induces significant immune responses in healthy volunteers, researchers from Spain report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - November 12, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Early Antiretroviral Therapy May Limit High-risk Cervical Lesions Early Antiretroviral Therapy May Limit High-risk Cervical Lesions
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - November 9, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Home HIV Tests Might Increase Access to Screening Home HIV Tests Might Increase Access to Screening
People can test themselves at home to see if they ’ re infected with HIV, and that might help reduce the number of undiagnosed infections, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - October 30, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (ANAC) 2017 Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (ANAC) 2017
Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from ANAC 2017.Medscape Nurses (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - October 30, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Conference Coverage Source Type: news

Single-tablet Switch Option Effective in Virologically Suppressed HIV Single-tablet Switch Option Effective in Virologically Suppressed HIV
A new single-tablet regimen (STR) that includes the protease inhibitor (PI) darunavir, cobicistat, emtricitabine, and tenofovir alafenamide maintains viral suppression in adults infected with HIV-1, according to results from the EMERALD phase 3 noninferiority trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - October 20, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

At-risk Women Often Not Tested for Rectal Chlamydia and Gonorrhea At-risk Women Often Not Tested for Rectal Chlamydia and Gonorrhea
Fewer than 1 in 1,000 women who undergo genital testing for chlamydia and gonorrhea also undergo rectal testing for those conditions, U.S. researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - October 20, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Testing and Treating Latent TB Cost-effective for Some Groups Testing and Treating Latent TB Cost-effective for Some Groups
Testing and treatment for latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) in U.S. residents born outside the country is cost-effective, according to simulation modeling.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - October 19, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

High-Dose Vitamin D for Bone Health in HIV-Infected Young Adults High-Dose Vitamin D for Bone Health in HIV-Infected Young Adults
Markers of bone health in HIV-infected patients age 18 to 25 with vitamin D deficiency improve after 12 months of high-dose supplementation, a new clinical trial shows.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - October 3, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Emerging Viral STIs Among HIV+ Men Who Have Sex With Men Emerging Viral STIs Among HIV+ Men Who Have Sex With Men
The incidence of HCV and HPV has significantly increased among HIV-positive MSM in recent years.Sexually Transmitted Infections (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - October 2, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Higher-Dose, Once-Daily Raltegravir Regimen for HIV-1 Higher-Dose, Once-Daily Raltegravir Regimen for HIV-1
A 1,200-mg, once-daily regimen of raltegravir, in combination with tenofovir disoproxil fumarate and emtricitabine, is effective in patients with previously untreated HIV-1 infection, according to results from the ONCEMRK trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - September 26, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Predictors for and Coverage of Flu Vaccine in HIV Patients Predictors for and Coverage of Flu Vaccine in HIV Patients
How likely are HIV-infected individuals to be vaccinated against influenza, and what are the reasons for not doing so? A survey of HIV-positive patients provides insight.HIV Medicine (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - September 25, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS Journal Article Source Type: news

Adverse Events of Raltegravir and Dolutegravir Adverse Events of Raltegravir and Dolutegravir
Do commonly reported toxic adverse events associated with these drugs factor into the decision to discontinue ART?AIDS (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - September 25, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS Journal Article Source Type: news

Africa to Get State-of-Art HIV Drugs for $75 a Year Africa to Get State-of-Art HIV Drugs for $75 a Year
Makers of generic AIDS drugs will start churning out millions of pills for Africa containing a state-of-the-art medicine widely used in rich countries, after securing a multi-million dollar guarantee that caps prices at just $75 per patient a year.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - September 22, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Teens Risk Suicide, Drugs and AIDS Due to Gender'Straitjacket', Study Says Teens Risk Suicide, Drugs and AIDS Due to Gender'Straitjacket', Study Says
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - September 21, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

U.S. AIDS Strategy to Focus on 13 Countries Close to Controlling Epidemic U.S. AIDS Strategy to Focus on 13 Countries Close to Controlling Epidemic
The United States will concentrate its resources on 13 countries with high levels of HIV that have the best chance of controlling the AIDS epidemic under a strategy unveiled on Tuesday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - September 20, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Smokers With HIV Face Higher Risk From Lung Cancer Than From AIDS Smokers With HIV Face Higher Risk From Lung Cancer Than From AIDS
Smokers living with HIV who consistently take antiretroviral medications may be far more likely to die of lung cancer than of AIDS, a U.S. study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - September 19, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Progress on Global Poverty and Disease at Risk, Gates Says Progress on Global Poverty and Disease at Risk, Gates Says
Proposed United States budget cuts could put in jeopardy great progress in reducing global poverty and disease and lead to 5 million more deaths from AIDS alone, the philanthropist Bill Gates warned on Wednesday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - September 14, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

New Oral Antiretroviral Combination Effective Against HIV-1 New Oral Antiretroviral Combination Effective Against HIV-1
An oral antiretroviral combination that includes bictegravir, a novel integrase strand transfer inhibitor (INSTI), is effective for the initial treatment of HIV-1, according to results from 2 phase 3, noninferiority trials.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - September 13, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Point-of-care CRP Test May Help Detect TB in Some People With HIV Point-of-care CRP Test May Help Detect TB in Some People With HIV
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - September 7, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Self-, Partner Exams Can Help Identify Anal Abnormalities in MSM Self-, Partner Exams Can Help Identify Anal Abnormalities in MSM
Self- and partner anal examinations by men who have sex with men (MSM) are feasible and effective for detecting abnormalities, according to a new study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - September 6, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Brain Imaging Detects Ongoing Inflammation in Aviremic HIV-positive People Brain Imaging Detects Ongoing Inflammation in Aviremic HIV-positive People
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - August 21, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Radiology News Source Type: news

Evidence on Second-line HIV ART Regimens Not Yet Definitive Evidence on Second-line HIV ART Regimens Not Yet Definitive
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - August 17, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Fear of Interactions May Affect Adherence in HIV+ Trans Women Fear of Interactions May Affect Adherence in HIV+ Trans Women
A study found that fear of interactions between hormone therapy and antiretroviral therapy may hinder medication adherence in transgender women with HIV; more research is needed on tailoring care to this group.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - August 7, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

HIV Fight Advances With New Drug Cocktails, Fresh Vaccine Hopes HIV Fight Advances With New Drug Cocktails, Fresh Vaccine Hopes
Three decades after approval of the first-ever AIDS treatment, HIV medicine is seeing a new wave of innovation with scientists reporting positive data on Monday for improved drug cocktails and a novel experimental vaccine.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - August 4, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

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 (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - August 3, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Philippines Has Highest HIV Infection Growth Rate in Asia-Pacific - UN Philippines Has Highest HIV Infection Growth Rate in Asia-Pacific - UN
The Philippines has registered the fastest-growing HIV/AIDS epidemic in the Asia-Pacific in the past six years with a 140-percent increase in the number of new infections, the health ministry and the United Nations said on Tuesday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - August 2, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Single-Tablet Dolutegravir-Based Therapy for HIV-infected Women Single-Tablet Dolutegravir-Based Therapy for HIV-infected Women
A single-tablet dolutegravir-based combination regimen given daily is noninferior to a multi-pill atazanavir-based regimen in previously untreated women with HIV infection, and has a similar safety profile.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - August 1, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

AIDS Burdens Zimbabwe's Old With Orphans and Illness AIDS Burdens Zimbabwe's Old With Orphans and Illness
Jabulani Zilawe lost all 11 of his children to AIDS. Now he is the only one left to care for their orphans.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - July 28, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Philippines Trials Anti-HIV Drug as Cases Hit Record High Philippines Trials Anti-HIV Drug as Cases Hit Record High
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - July 28, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Threatened HIV Funding Cuts in Limelight at IAS 2017 Threatened HIV Funding Cuts in Limelight at IAS 2017
Promising data on long-acting injectables for the treatment and prevention of HIV will be presented in Paris this month. But researchers worry about what will happen if funding is slashed.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - July 19, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

International AIDS Society (IAS) 2017 Conference International AIDS Society (IAS) 2017 Conference
Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from IAS 2017Medscape HIV/AIDS (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - July 14, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Conference Coverage Source Type: news

Immediate ART Accelerates Bone Loss at Spine and Hip Immediate ART Accelerates Bone Loss at Spine and Hip
In HIV-infected patients with high CD4 cell counts, initiating ART immediately rather than deferring treatment results in accelerated bone loss at the spine and hip, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - July 7, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Threat to HIV Business Spooks GlaxoSmithKline Shares Threat to HIV Business Spooks GlaxoSmithKline Shares
The threat of slowing demand and new competition in GlaxoSmithKline's flagship HIV drug business unnerved investors in Britain's biggest drugmaker on Wednesday, sending its shares down as much as 1.8 percent.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - July 6, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

DTG With TDF-FTC as HIV PEP in Gay and Bisexual Men DTG With TDF-FTC as HIV PEP in Gay and Bisexual Men
Is this three-drug regimen a safe and effective option for HIV postexposure prophylaxis?AIDS (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - July 3, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS Journal Article Source Type: news

Cameroon's Sex Workers Brush Off Beatings to Send Clients for HIV Tests Cameroon's Sex Workers Brush Off Beatings to Send Clients for HIV Tests
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - June 27, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine News Source Type: news

Study Finds Four Predictors of Neurocognitive Decline in HIV Study Finds Four Predictors of Neurocognitive Decline in HIV
Glomerular filtration rate, duration of HIV infection, educational level and CSF protein concentration predict the risk of neurocognitive decline in HIV-infected adults, according to data from the CHARTER study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - June 20, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Corneal Confocal Microscopy Identifies Small-fiber Neuropathy in HIV Corneal Confocal Microscopy Identifies Small-fiber Neuropathy in HIV
Corneal confocal microscopy (CCM) might prove useful for evaluating HIV-associated sensory neuropathy (HIV-SN), according a cross-sectional study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - June 20, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

BioTime's Renevia Succeeds in Pivotal European Facial Wasting Trial BioTime's Renevia Succeeds in Pivotal European Facial Wasting Trial
BioTime Inc said on Wednesday its Renevia system succeeded in meeting the main goal of a pivotal European trial for facial wasting associated with treatment for HIV, putting it on track to file for European approval this year.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - June 15, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Point-of-Care Tests Motivate HIV Patients in Africa to Seek Care Point-of-Care Tests Motivate HIV Patients in Africa to Seek Care
Point-of-care CD4 cell counts improve linkage to care for individuals who receive home-based HIV counseling and testing (HBCT), according to research done in Africa.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - June 14, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

HIV Tied to HPV Progression to Pre-cancerous Cervical Lesions HIV Tied to HPV Progression to Pre-cancerous Cervical Lesions
HIV-positive women are more likely than HIV-negative women to become infected with human papillomavirus (HPV) and to have that infection progress to high-grade lesions, a new report says.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - June 12, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Rural East African Communities Achieve HIV Suppression Targets Rural East African Communities Achieve HIV Suppression Targets
Community efforts in rural East Africa to implement universal testing and treatment have resulted in achievement of HIV viral suppression above target levels established by UNAIDS.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - June 8, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Antiretroviral Therapy: Adverse Effects on Bone, Renal Health Antiretroviral Therapy: Adverse Effects on Bone, Renal Health
Certain antiretroviral drugs can have adverse effects on bone and renal health in young adults infected with HIV in early life, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - June 2, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Safe Sex: Chinese Buy Condom Business as Savvy Youth Spur Demand Safe Sex: Chinese Buy Condom Business as Savvy Youth Spur Demand
April Zhang, a 21-year-old student from Shanghai, reflects the fast-shifting attitudes of China's younger generations toward sex. She's confident to talk about a topic once taboo here and is well educated about the risks.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - May 30, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Comparable Long-term Outcomes With HIV Regimens Containing Raltegravir, Efavirenz Comparable Long-term Outcomes With HIV Regimens Containing Raltegravir, Efavirenz
Rates of death or progression to AIDS at four years are low and similar with antiretroviral regimens containing raltegravir or efavirenz, according to a new observational study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - May 26, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Kenyan Lawyer Takes on President in Battle for Rights Kenyan Lawyer Takes on President in Battle for Rights
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - May 25, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Kenyan Medics Say US Health Aid Cuts Will Mean More Abortions Kenyan Medics Say US Health Aid Cuts Will Mean More Abortions
President Donald Trump's dramatic expansion of a policy blocking U.S. aid to organizations offering abortion services will have one sure result, say medical workers in this city: more abortions.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - May 24, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Better Control of HIV in Semen With Rilpivirine or an Integrase Inhibitor Better Control of HIV in Semen With Rilpivirine or an Integrase Inhibitor
Rilpivirine or an integrase inhibitor is more likely than a protease inhibitor to provide early undetectable HIV levels in semen of treatment-na ï ve HIV-infected men, researchers from Spain report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - May 18, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Heavy Cannabis Use Tied to Increased Cardiovascular Risk in Men With HIV Heavy Cannabis Use Tied to Increased Cardiovascular Risk in Men With HIV
Heavy marijuana use is associated with an increased risk of midlife cardiovascular events in men with HIV, independently of tobacco smoking, according to new research.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - May 11, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news