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  • New and experimental HIV treatments
    EACS: Does Maraviroc Intensification Promote Better CD4 Cell Recovery? | 27 October 2011

    Adding maraviroc (Selzentry or Celsentri) to a suppressive antiretroviral regimen may help promote CD4 T-cell recovery in a subset of patients who experience poor immunological response to treatment, according to 2 studies presented at the 13th European AIDS Conference (EACS 2011) this month in Belgrade.

  • Sexually transmitted infections
    Panel Endorses HPV Vaccine for Boys of 11
    New York Times | 27 October 2011

    Boys and young men should be vaccinated against human papillomavirus, or HPV, to protect against anal and throat cancers that can result from sexual activity, a federal advisory committee said Tuesday.

  • Human rights
    Viet Nam: One AIDS march that should end
    Washington Blade | 27 October 2011

    There was an AIDS walk in southern Vietnam last year too, in Lam Dong province, and in some ways it looked like any other. But looking closer, it became clear that this wasn’t a walk in solidarity, or remembrance, or hope. It was a forced march.

  • Cancer
    Patients with HIV are not being screened enough for cancers: Study
    News-Medical-Net | 26 October 2011

    According to a latest study finding presented at the Infectious Diseases Society of America 49th Annual Meeting, patients with HIV were less likely to have routine screening for breast, cervical and colon cancer compared with patients without HIV.

  • Cancer
    Clinical trial shows first evidence that anal cancer is preventable
    Eurekalert Medicine & Health | 26 October 2011

    (University of California - San Francisco) A large, international clinical trial led by doctors at the University of California, San Francisco indicates that a vaccine to prevent anal cancer is safe and effective, according to a study reported in the Oct. 27, 2011 issue of New England Journal of Medicine.

  • Types of HIV tests
    HIV test kit company halts production following FDA inspections
    MedCity News | 26 October 2011

    OraWellUSA in Philadelphia has stopped manufacturing its HIV test kits following inspections by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration earlier this year, according to a warning letter from the FDA.

  • Hepatitis B
    IDSA: Hep B Vaccine Benefit Persists in HIV Patients (CME/CE)
    MedPage Today HIV/AIDS | 26 October 2011

    The effects of the hepatitis B vaccine appeared to last long-term in HIV-infected patients even if they have high CD4-positive cell counts, researchers said here.

  • Types of HIV tests
    Warning over HIV tests sold online
    The Independent | 26 October 2011

    Illegal HIV test kits imported from China for sale online could give an incorrect diagnosis, a Government health watchdog warned today.

  • Women
    KENYA: Sexual violence still a major urban threat
    IRIN Plus News | 26 October 2011

    Reports of gender-based violence are on the rise in Kenya's cities, and experts say the police must improve their handling of cases of sexual assault to build public trust in the security and justice systems. 

  • New and experimental HIV treatments
    BMS to develop Reyataz fixed-dose pill with Gilead booster drug
    MarketWatch | 26 October 2011

    Bristol-Myers Squibb and Gilead Sciences, Inc. today announced a licensing agreement for Bristol-Myers Squibb to develop and commercialize a fixed-dose combination containing Bristol-Myers Squibb's protease inhibitor Reyataz (atazanavir sulfate) and Gilead's cobicistat, a pharmacoenhancing or "boosting" agent that increases blood levels of certain HIV medicines to potentially allow for one pill once daily dosing.

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