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Genetics make a large contribution to cardiovascular risk for people with HIV

Genetic background has a major impact on the risk of coronary artery disease for people with HIV, results of a large study published in the online edition

Published
24 April 2013
By
Michael Carter
Scientists explore mystery of a psychedelic HIV/AIDS drug

For those taking antiretroviral medications for HIV/AIDS, there is one drug in the mix that can put a particular kick in the cocktail: the drug efavirenz, marketed under the commercial names Sustiva and Stocrin, appears to have an "LSD-like interaction" with the receptors in the brain that govern the activity of serotonin, says a study presented in Boston today.

Published
23 April 2013
From
Los Angeles Times
University of Minnesota doctors try to cure boy of HIV, cancer in risky operation

For a child, the brown-eyed boy has had more than his share of misfortune. He was born with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. Then several months ago he developed a rare form of leukemia. Doctors at the University of Minnesota are now planning to try an extraordinary procedure that they believe may cure him of both illnesses.

Published
23 April 2013
From
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Some barriers to adherence for black African people in London are culturally specific

Qualitative research suggests that some of the barriers to antiretroviral adherence for black African and black Caribbean people are culturally specific, while other barriers common to many

Published
23 April 2013
By
Roger Pebody
London HIV drug prescribing changes – patient satisfaction and clinical outcomes maintained

Controversial changes to the range of anti-HIV drugs which are most commonly prescribed in London have resulted in a £7.2 million saving over two years, with no

Published
22 April 2013
By
Roger Pebody
Shortages of new one-a-day ARV pills in South Africa

Just days into the rollout of fixed-dose combination (FDC) antiretrovirals (ARVs) by South Africa’s HIV treatment programme - the world's largest - activists are raising fears of drug shortages.

Published
22 April 2013
From
IRIN
New nanotechnique to deliver life-saving drugs to the brain

In a study published in today's issue of Nature Communications, researchers from FIU's Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine describe a revolutionary technique they have developed that can deliver and fully release the anti-HIV drug AZTTP into the brain.

Published
22 April 2013
From
Phys.org
Changes to label for Atripla tablets

FDA recently approved changes to the Atripla (efavirenz/emtricitabine/tenofovir disoproxil fumarate) tablet label to include the following changes: Lists Stribild as one of the drugs that should not be coadministered with Atripla; Adds drug interaction information for raltegravir, boceprevir and telaprevir.

Published
18 April 2013
From
FDA
Discovery may help prevent HIV 'reservoirs' from forming

Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have discovered how the protein that blocks HIV-1 from multiplying in white blood cells is regulated. The discovery could lead to novel approaches for addressing HIV-1 "in hiding" – namely eliminating reservoirs of HIV-1 that persist in patients undergoing antiretroviral therapy.

Published
18 April 2013
From
EurekAlert (press release)
Three Types of HIV Cure: What do they mean, and where do we go from here?

If you’ve been following the news lately, you may be starting to wonder why anybody ever thought curing HIV was so challenging. On March 3 we heard the news that a child appeared to have been cured. Hard on the heels of that report came the news that 14 individuals in France had been functionally cured. So what do these cases mean? How are they similar, and how do they differ? And importantly for HIV research, where do we go from here?

Published
17 April 2013
From
amfAR

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