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CMV Retinitis Drug Recalled

One lot of cidofovir for intravenous infusion (Vistide), used to treat cytomegalovirus (CMV) retinitis in AIDS patients, has been recalled because of particulate matter in some vials, the FDA said.

Published
19 February 2013
From
MedPage Today HIV/AIDS
Frailty increases the risk of fragility fractures in men living with HIV: data collected in routine HIV care can help predict risk

Important physiologic markers of frailty are associated with fragility fractures in men living with HIV, according to research conducted in the United States and published in the

Published
18 February 2013
By
Michael Carter
Tenofovir, atazanavir/ritonavir and Kaletra associated with kidney problems in patients taking HIV therapy

Data from a large study into the safety of anti-HIV drugs suggest that the antiretrovirals tenofovir (Viread, also in Truvada, Atripla and Eviplera), atazanavir (Reyataz) and lopinavir/ritonavir

Published
15 February 2013
By
Michael Carter
Drug interaction warning for hepatitis C: serious side effects when using telaprevir and bosentan

A medical team in Paris, France, has reported an unexpected and disturbing drug interaction between a drug used to treat pulmonary arterial hypertension—bosentan (Tracleer)—and the HCV drug telaprevir. The interaction led to serious side effects.

Published
15 February 2013
From
CATIE
Copy of Drug interaction warning for hepatitis C: serious side effects when using telaprevir and bosentan

A medical team in Paris, France, has reported an unexpected and disturbing drug interaction between a drug used to treat pulmonary arterial hypertension—bosentan (Tracleer)—and the HCV drug telaprevir. The interaction led to serious side effects.

Published
15 February 2013
From
CATIE
Finances for the over-50s

Guest writer Emma Lunn investigates some of the financial options for people approaching retirement age.

Published
14 February 2013
From
HIV treatment update
Tales of the late diagnosed

Gus Cairns talks to four people who were diagnosed with HIV only just in time to save their lives – and the daughter of one who wasn’t.

Published
14 February 2013
From
HIV treatment update
Tenofovir May Raise Risk of Kidney Damage, but Effect Tapers Over Time

Tenofovir raises the risk of kidney dysfunction among people with HIV, but the adverse effect occurs mostly within the first two years of therapy.  

Published
14 February 2013
From
AIDSMeds
Texas: Food availability linked with poor outcomes for HIV-positive children

An HIV-positive child whose family does not have enough good food available is more likely to have a poor clinical outcome, researchers reported. They found that children who did not always have enough to eat had lower CD4 counts as well as higher chances of incomplete viral suppression.

Published
12 February 2013
From
Baylor College of Medicine press release
Cervical cancer a major threat to HIV-positive women

HIV-positive women are living longer, but are now dying of cervical cancer. In Zimbabwe, cervical cancer is now the most common cancer among women, particularly those living with HIV. Activists are urging the government to step up efforts to prevent deaths related to the disease, accusing it of paying lip service to the problem.

Published
08 February 2013
From
IRIN Plus News

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