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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
Multiple factors affect HIV prognosis, study shows

In a major advancement for the field of HIV treatment, a new study has identified a more accurate method of suggesting prognosis for HIV patients. The new method, called the Veterans Aging Cohort Study index, takes into account factors such as hemoglobin level, platelet count and comorbidity.

Published
05 February 2013
From
Yale Daily News
Vaccine group funds cervical cancer immunizations for poor

The GAVI global vaccines group is to help protect more than 180,000 girls in eight countries across Africa and Asia from cervical cancer by funding immunization projects with vaccines from Merck and GlaxoSmithKline.

Published
04 February 2013
From
Reuters
The Coming Epidemic: Is HIV Really What Killed Spencer Cox?

My generation, which continues to stare down HIV, is facing a new plague -- the one that likely killed Spencer Cox. As yet unnamed, it manifests in aimlessness, depression, broken relationships, substance abuse, unsafe sex and suicide.

Published
04 February 2013
From
Huffington Post (blog)
Uganda: Health Ministry Sets New Treatment Guidelines

The health ministry has released new national clinical guidelines for the management of common conditions. It also released new essential medicines and health supplies list for HIV/AIDS, malaria, TB, pneumonia and diarrhoea in children.

Published
01 February 2013
From
AllAfrica

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