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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
The Facts About Bacterial Meningitis Among Gay Men

Magnet Medical Director Chris Hall, MD, gives us the facts about bacterial meningitis and what guys in our community need to know.

Published
16 April 2013
From
San Francisco AIDS Foundation
CMV replication associated with increased mortality risk in Thai patients starting HIV therapy

Ongoing cytomegalovirus (CMV) replication is associated with an increased mortality risk for people who start antiretroviral therapy with a low CD4 cell count, Thai investigators report in the

Published
12 April 2013
By
Michael Carter
Less South Africans Dying of HIV/Aids, but More of Diabetes

Government's annual death report has confirmed the trend that less South Africans have been dying of HIV/AIDS-related diseases. However, more people are dying of non-communicable diseases such as diabetes. ...

Published
11 April 2013
From
AllAfrica.com
CROI 2013: Random Anal Biopsies Improve Detection of Pre-cancerous Lesions

Performing random anal biopsies increases the rate of diagnosis of high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions (HSIL) during high-resolution anoscopy, researchers from Mt. Sinai School of Medicine in New York City reported at the recent 20th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2013).

Published
11 April 2013
From
HIVandhepatitis.com
Protein Structure Discovery Could Lead to Better Treatments for HIV, Early Aging

Researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have determined the molecular structure of a protein whose mutations have been linked to several early aging diseases, and to side effects of common HIV and AIDS medications.

Published
11 April 2013
From
University of Virginia press release
Malaria Bednet Distribution in Sub-Saharan Africa Is About Half of What Is Needed

Of the approximately 80 million insecticide-treated nets distributed through Global Fund–supported programmes in 2012, about 66 million (73%) went to sub-Saharan African countries. This is well below half the 150 million insecticide-treated nets that the World Health Organisation estimates are needed annually to protect all populations at risk of malaria in this region.

Published
09 April 2013
From
Global Fund Observer
Current HPV vaccine may not help some women with immune problems

Women with HIV acquire cancer-causing forms of the human papillomavirus that are not included in the current HPV vaccines Gardasil and Cervarix, according to new research from Fox Chase Cancer Center being presented at the AACR Annual Meeting 2013 on Sunday, April 7.

Published
08 April 2013
From
Eurekalert Medicine & Health
Concentrations of HIV protease inhibitors increase with age

Plasma concentrations of protease inhibitors increase with age, investigators from the United Kingdom report in the Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy. Each ten-year increment in age was associated with

Published
05 April 2013
By
Michael Carter
HIV Infection Severity Linked to Atrial Fibrillation

More advanced HIV may independently boost the chances of atrial fibrillation (Afib), a VA registry study showed.

Published
04 April 2013
From
MedPage Today

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