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Sean Strub: Whitewashing AIDS History

In my book, I recount how slow the federal government was in publicizing the use of Bactrim and other sulfa drugs to prevent PCP (the pneumonia that was then the leading killer of people with AIDS) in addition to its long-time and well-known use to treat PCP.

Published
11 March 2014
From
Huffington Post
Researchers look for culprit behind oral health problems in HIV-positive patients

Researchers want to help HIV-positive patients live better by understanding why their essentially dormant infection is still wreaking havoc in their mouth. Even with meticulous dental hygiene, tooth decay and gum disease, as well as infections by yeast, bacteria, and viruses such as human papillomavirus, continue to plague many patients, said Dr. Josѐ A.

Published
24 February 2014
From
HIV / AIDS News From Medical News Today
We urge WHO to act on cytomegalovirus retinitis

Treatment with a simple pill, valganciclovir, is realistic in every setting. Unfortunately, with no mention of cytomegalovirus retinitis by WHO and no WHO guidelines on cytomegalovirus treatment, there has been little attention to treatment in national programmes.

Published
31 January 2014
From
Lancet Global Health
Booster Shots Needed for People with HIV?

Previous research indicates people with HIV have a reduced immune response to most vaccines, but how does immune response hold up over time—and what are the implications for re-vaccinating with “booster shots”?

Published
26 January 2014
From
BETA blog
Study identifies factors associated with mortality in HIV-positive people with cryptococcal meningitis

Rapid diagnosis and effective antifungal therapy are essential to reduce mortality rates in HIV-positive people with cryptococcal meningitis (CM), results of a study published in the online edition

Published
10 January 2014
By
Michael Carter
Early ART only increases TB IRIS risk for people with HIV who have a CD4 cell count below 50

A low CD4 cell count increases the risk of immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome (IRIS) for people starting antiretroviral therapy (ART) within two weeks of treatment for tuberculosis (TB),

Published
28 November 2013
By
Michael Carter
Meningococcal Disease Risk 10-Fold Higher in People With HIV

People living with AIDS/HIV (PLWHA) are at 10-fold increased risk for contracting invasive meningococcal disease (IMD), according to a 12-year epidemiologic study published online October 29 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

Published
01 November 2013
From
Medscape
Social problems and drug and alcohol problems common among people who develop AIDS despite long-term HIV care

Psychiatric, drug, alcohol and social care problems are highly prevalent among people who develop serious AIDS-defining illnesses well after their diagnosis with HIV, UK research published in Sexually Transmitted

Published
25 October 2013
By
Michael Carter
Pfizer Receives European Approval For Label Update Regarding The Use Of Prevenar 13 In Certain High-Risk Populations

The updated label now includes information describing the use of the vaccine in preterm infants, children and adolescents with sickle cell disease who were previously vaccinated with the 23-valent pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine, and adults with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection who were previously vaccinated with the 23-valent pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine.

Published
22 October 2013
From
Pfizer press release
Fungus targets HIV patients - study

Local researchers have discovered a new fungus that causes a potentially deadly disease in HIV-positive South Africans. The infection was caused by a newly described, but unnamed, opportunistic fungus in the type Emmonsia, and was fatal in three patients.

Published
15 October 2013
From
Independent Online
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