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Nigerian herbal medicines widely used by HIV positive people can contain antiretrovirals

Herbal medicine use among HIV positive people in Nigeria is widespread, poorly recorded and often precedes ART initiation. Contamination with antiretrovirals is possible and concerning, particularly in untreated people, say the authors of a study of herbal medicine presented at CROI 2016.

Published
24 March 2016
From
HIV i-Base
Scientists Eliminate HIV from Genome of Human T-Cells

A specialised gene editing system designed by scientists at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University is paving the way to an eventual cure for patients infected with HIV. In a study published online this month in the Nature journal, Scientific Reports, the researchers show that they can both effectively and safely eliminate the virus from the DNA of human cells grown in culture.

Published
23 March 2016
From
Temple University
ART has averted over 850,000 HIV-related opportunistic infections in low and middle income countries

Rollout of antiretroviral therapy (ART) in low and middle income countries has averted over 850,000 cases of HIV-related opportunistic infections at a saving of at least $47 million

Published
21 March 2016
By
Michael Carter
Combination inhibitor BMS-986197 demonstrates good activity against HIV in early study

A long-acting bio-engineered molecule with a triple mechanism of action demonstrated potent antiviral activity and worked against HIV that developed resistance to any one of the three

Published
18 March 2016
By
Liz Highleyman
Starting HIV therapy associated with improvements in liver function, especially when viral load is suppressed

Starting antiretroviral therapy is associated with improvements in liver function in HIV-positive men with and without viral hepatitis co-infection, investigators from the United States report in the online

Published
17 March 2016
By
Michael Carter
South Africa rolls out ‘test and treat’ to sex workers

South Africa has become one of the world’s first countries to begin rolling out PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) as well as ‘test and treat’ to sex workers as it launches Africa’s first plan to prevent and treat HIV among sex workers.

Published
14 March 2016
From
Health-e
Sofosbuvir/velpatasvir for hepatitis C can be administered with most antiretrovirals

Sofosbuvir/velpatasvir, a forthcoming combination that effectively treats all hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotypes, can be safely used with most boosted antiretrovirals for people with HIV and HCV

Published
14 March 2016
By
Liz Highleyman
Transgender people are at high risk for HIV, but too little is known about prevention and treatment for this population

Transgender women have among the highest rates of HIV infection but little is known about HIV prevalence among trans men, Tonia Poteat of Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School

Published
11 March 2016
By
Liz Highleyman
Hepatitis medicines: Warning concerning Harvoni® packs with counterfeit contents

Counterfeit packs of the preparation Harvoni® have been discovered in Israel. The plastic bottles, which originate in India, were imported via a Swiss trading company and contain white instead of genuine yellow film-coated tablets. The Swiss Agency for Therapeutic Products Swissmedic is working with other European authorities to establish whether Harvoni® packs with counterfeit contents have also been imported into other countries.

Published
08 March 2016
From
Swiss Agency for Therapeutic Products
Mbeki still believes his own AIDS propaganda

Former President Thabo Mbeki has defended his controversial stance on HIV, which has been blamed for the deaths of at least 330,000 South Africans. For Health-e News Managing Editor Kerry Cullinan, Mbeki’s letter finally answers a question that’s haunted her for years.

Published
07 March 2016
From
Health-e

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