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High levels of adherence to study medication among women who conceived during HIV PrEP study

HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) appears to be an acceptable strategy for safer conception for HIV-negative women in a relationship with an HIV-positive partner, according to

Published
14 July 2014
By
Michael Carter
Switch from single-tablet regimen to 3 tablets works in Denmark

Switching from an efavirenz-containing single-tablet regimen (STR) to an efavirenz containing triple-tablet regimen (TTR) to save money maintained viral suppression in Denmark. Antiretroviral-naive people who started the TTR attained the same virologic suppression rate as people who started the STR combination.

Published
10 July 2014
From
International AIDS Society
PrEP users say it provides an 'extra layer of protection' and 'peace of mind'

American gay men who have chosen to take pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) are aware of their own risk of being exposed to HIV and see PrEP as providing

Published
12 June 2014
By
Roger Pebody
People starting therapy on a boosted protease inhibitor don't need to switch after one virological failure episode, study indicates

Remaining on the same regimen is a “reasonable” strategy for people taking first-line antiretroviral therapy (ART) based on a ritonavir-boosted protease inhibitor who experience virologic failure, according to

Published
09 June 2014
By
Michael Carter
‘Appalling service’ provided by Healthcare at Home leaves patients without drugs

Thousands of NHS patients, some seriously ill, have not received vital medicines on time because of problems at the company contracted to deliver the drugs to these patients in their own homes. The failures in the service offered by Healthcare at Home have been described by patient groups as ‘appalling’ and ‘unsafe’, and have left patients with live-threatening conditions frightened about their ability to get hold of their drugs.

Published
03 June 2014
From
Bureau of Investigative Journalism
Daily dosing key to the efficacy of tenofovir-based HIV PrEP

Good adherence is key to the efficacy of tenofovir-based HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), according to research published in the online edition of the Journal of Acquired Immune

Published
14 May 2014
By
Michael Carter
Mystery around drug adherence still plagues medical literature

The randomized controlled trial, or RCT, represents the gold standard of interventional studies of new drugs. But how reliable are the results when it remains unknown whether subjects in the trial actually took their medicines at all? A 2007 analysis found that only 33% of 192 papers describing RCTs of oral therapies for six chronic diseases disclosed adherence results.

Published
13 May 2014
From
Nature Medicine
ARVs a Bitter Pill to Swallow for Ugandan Children

For many of the 35,500 children in Uganda on HIV treatment, daily ARVs are too much of a bitter pill to swallow, especially if they don’t understand why they need them - Uganda’s policy is not to reveal their HIV status to children until they reach 13 years of age.

Published
08 May 2014
From
Inter Press Service
Long-acting HIV drugs advanced to overcome adherence challenge

If it proves effective, long-acting antiretroviral therapy would set up a new paradigm of monthly or quarterly injectable therapy for some patients. Long-acting drug formulations could solve one of the thorniest problems in HIV management - adherence.

Published
08 April 2014
From
Nature Medicine
United Healthcare To Allow HIV/AIDS Patients to "Opt-Out" of Mail-Order Prescriptions

United Healthcare, the United States' largest health insurer, will allow patients with HIV or AIDS who have privacy or delivery concerns, or who have difficulty discussing their HIV medications over the phone, to obtain their medications from an in-network retail pharmacy rather than by mail order.

Published
01 April 2014
From
Consumer Watchdog
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