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Risk score can help predict which people living with HIV have highest risk of kidney disease during tenofovir treatment

Investigators in the United States have developed a risk score to predict which people living with HIV have the highest risk of developing chronic kidney disease.

Published
31 March 2014
By
Michael Carter
South African treatment guidelines need to consider viral load, not CD4 count, to achieve greater impact of treatment as prevention: study

Recommendations about the initiation of antiretroviral therapy (ART) need to change for the use of HIV treatment as prevention to have maximum benefit, according to an international team

Published
27 March 2014
By
Michael Carter
New consensus reached to help tackle multidrug-resistant and extensively drug-resistant TB

New consensus statements have been developed to help tackle the growing threat of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis and extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis.

Published
26 March 2014
From
Eurekalert Medicine & Health
Man Who Began HIV Treatment 5 Days In Appears Virus-Free

A man who contracted HIV about five days before starting PrEP and 12 days before starting HIV treatment appears virus-free several months later.

Published
25 March 2014
From
AIDSMeds
Gilead Following Multiple Paths Toward HIV “Functional Cure”

Gilead has been exploring a range of different strategies to block the HIV virus from surging back after treatment, and has been lining up research partnerships that include other drug developers, academic researchers, and government agencies.

Published
25 March 2014
From
Xconomy
More Life Years Lost Through Smoking Than HIV in 18,000-Person Analysis

Antiretroviral-treated HIV-positive people lost more life years compared with the general population because of smoking than because of HIV infection, according to analysis of nearly 18,000 HIV-positive people in the ART Cohort Collaboration (ART-CC). The impact of smoking on mortality rose steeply with age.

Published
24 March 2014
From
NATAP
Drugs fail to reawaken dormant HIV infection

Scientists at Johns Hopkins report that compounds they hoped would 'wake up' dormant reservoirs of HIV inside immune system T cells -- a strategy designed to reverse latency and make the cells vulnerable to destruction -- have failed to do so in laboratory tests of such white blood cells taken directly from patients infected with HIV.

Published
24 March 2014
From
Eurekalert Medicine & Health
Early treatment reduces viral reservoirs but does not prevent rebound

Antiretroviral therapy started during the first several days after infection limited dissemination of an HIV-like virus throughout the body and establishment of cellular and tissue reservoirs in monkeys,

Published
21 March 2014
By
Liz Highleyman
Early antiretroviral therapy may limit gut damage and immune activation

Starting antiretroviral therapy (ART) at the earliest stage of HIV infection can help prevent immune cell dysregulation that contributes to destruction of the gut lining and promotes

Published
20 March 2014
By
Liz Highleyman
You're Not Alone: Medical Conspiracies Believed By Many

About half of American adults believe in at least one medical conspiracy theory, but some conspiracy theories have much more traction than others, a survey shows. Three times as many people believe U.S. regulators prevent people from getting natural cures as believe that a U.S. spy agency infected African Americans with HIV.

Published
19 March 2014
From
Reuters

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