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European liver specialists recommend 'mix-and-match' approach to new hepatitis C drugs

The European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL) has issued new guidelines for the treatment of hepatitis C which recommend that wherever possible,

Published
11 April 2014
By
Keith Alcorn
Giving treatment to specific high-risk people may bring down HIV faster than distributing it equally

In a concentrated epidemic, HIV is mainly restricted to – or at least more common in – specific risk groups. In this situation, and if universal

Published
08 April 2014
By
Gus Cairns
Announcement: Updated Guidelines on Managing Drug Interactions in the Treatment of HIV-Related Tuberculosis

The updated guidelines include recommendations for use of newer antiretroviral drugs, including those in new classes, such as CCR5 receptor antagonists and integrase inhibitors. The new guidelines provide additional recommendations regarding use of rifampin with antiretroviral therapy; these recommendations are critical in regions where rifabutin is unavailable.

Published
31 March 2014
From
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
South African treatment guidelines need to consider viral load, not CD4 count, to achieve greater impact of treatment as prevention: study

Recommendations about the initiation of antiretroviral therapy (ART) need to change for the use of HIV treatment as prevention to have maximum benefit, according to an international team

Published
27 March 2014
By
Michael Carter
New consensus reached to help tackle multidrug-resistant and extensively drug-resistant TB

New consensus statements have been developed to help tackle the growing threat of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis and extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis.

Published
26 March 2014
From
Eurekalert Medicine & Health
Raltegravir has the edge over two protease inhibitors in three-drug comparison study

In a head-to-head comparison of three drugs presented at the 21st Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) on Wednesday, the integrase inhibitor raltegravir (Isentress) proved to

Published
07 March 2014
By
Gus Cairns
WHO 2013 Consolidated Guidelines Supplement looks at trends in HIV treatment eligibility, pediatric care, stavudine, PEP and more

The World Health Organization launched the March 2014 Supplement to the 2013 Consolidated Guidelines on the Use of Antiretroviral Drugs for Treating and Preventing HIV Infection here by reporting on some of the responses to the guidelines to date and offering featured presentations on sections of the new supplement.

Published
04 March 2014
From
Science Speaks
Why some people don’t want to start HIV treatment

Researchers in the European Union and Australia conducted research into perceived barriers to starting ART. A primary barrier for HIV-positive people is not feeling sufficiently unwell or having symptoms. Doctors delayed initiation of ART when they perceived patients to be suffering from depression, if there was substance use or if they believed that patients did not understand the need to adhere to HIV medicines.

Published
19 February 2014
From
CATIE
British HIV Association guidelines for HIV-associated malignancies 2014

The overall purpose of these guidelines is to provide guidance on best clinical practice in the treatment and management of adults with HIV infection and malignancy. The scope includes the management of diagnosed malignancies in people living with HIV but does not address screening for malignancies in this population.

Published
18 February 2014
From
British HIV Association
Guidelines for the Use of Antiretroviral Agents in Pediatric HIV Infection: What's New

Key changes made by the Panel on Antiretroviral Therapy and Medical Management of HIV-Infected Children (the Panel) to update the November 1, 2012, Guidelines for the Use of Antiretroviral Agents in Pediatric HIV Infection are summarized below.

Published
17 February 2014
From
AIDSinfo
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