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Researchers identify key mechanisms underlying HIV-associated cognitive disorders

New findings, published today by researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, open the door to the development of new therapies to block or decrease cognitive decline due to HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders, estimated to affect 10 to 50 percent of aging HIV sufferers to some degree.

Published
04 February 2015
From
Medical Xpress
No improvements in CD4 count at diagnosis in African patients in last decade

A study by Harvard Medical School has found that the average CD4 count in sub-Saharan African people who are diagnosed with HIV has not risen since 2002.

Published
04 February 2015
By
Gus Cairns
Screening for bone fracture risk should be routine for over-40s with HIV, new guidelines recommend

Screening for fracture risk should be a routine part of HIV care for all over-40s, and all postmenopausal women, all men over 50 and people at

Published
02 February 2015
By
Keith Alcorn
Treatment of the First HIV Positive Patient in ABIVAX's Phase IIa Clinical Trial With ABX464

ABX464 inhibits the biogenesis of viral RNA required for the replication of the HIV virus, a mechanism of action never before explored. ABX464 could be administered less frequently and for shorter periods than current HIV treatments due to its long lasting impact on viral load

Published
02 February 2015
From
ABIVAX press release
PREZCOBIX™ (darunavir/cobicistat) approved in the U.S. for the treatment of adults living with HIV-1

Combined fixed-dose tablet of darunavir and cobicistat can help reduce number of pills in a combination antiretroviral treatment regimen.

Published
30 January 2015
From
Janssen press release
U.S. Food and Drug Administration approves Bristol-Myers Squibb’s Evotaz™ (atazanavir and cobicistat) for the treatment of HIV-1 infection in adults

Evotaz is coformulated to be one pill, once-daily, combining the protease inhibitor atazanavir, which is marketed as Reyataz (atazanavir 200 mg/300 mg) capsules, and cobicistat, a pharmacokinetic enhancer marketed by Gilead Sciences, Inc.

Published
30 January 2015
From
Bristol-Myers Squibb press release
African American people’s AIDS conspiracy beliefs best understood in terms of social anxiety and distrust, not ignorance

The idea that AIDS was created as part of a government-led conspiracy to decimate the African American population remains salient to a significant minority of black people,

Published
29 January 2015
By
Roger Pebody
Russia may face shortage of anti-AIDS drugs in 2015

Russia may face a shortage of anti-AIDS drugs in 2015 due to the current complex situation in the national economy and devaluation of the rouble, according to recent statements of Vadim Pokrovsky, head of the Russian Federal Research and Methodological Center for Prevention and Control of AIDS.

Published
29 January 2015
From
EATG
Déjà Vu – Claims of HIV Cures and Re-Treading Old Ground

A few days ago while in Abuja, I was surprised to hear the news presenter announce that a Federal High Court had “lifted the ban” on Dr Abalaka’s “vaccine” against HIV. I was struck by a number of things – an abiding discomfort at the quality of reporting on science and health matters in the Nigerian media; a sense of guilt that, in failing to tell our stories, younger Nigerians are at risk of repeating missteps of the past; and a fear that many, misled by the news item, may put their lives at risk.

Published
28 January 2015
From
Nigeria Health Watch
An HIV Doctor Tells You If Undetectable Really Is the New Negative

Does being undetectable change the way you talk about your HIV status? Can a person who is undetectable stop worrying about transmitting HIV? Joel Gallant, an HIV doctor at Southwest CARE Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico gives his view.

Published
28 January 2015
From
The Body

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