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HIV positive mother conceives two babies naturally after being diagnosed - and ... - Daily Mail

An HIV positive mother is pregnant with her second baby since being diagnosed with the virus, having conceived both children naturally. Amanda Mammadova was diagnosed with HIV in 2010 - three months after first meeting her now husband, Ali. Knowing Mrs Mammadova's viral load - the amount of HIV in her blood - was low, Mr Mammadova said he was prepared to take the low risk so the couple could realise their dream of having a baby. Their daughter, 21-month-old Saabria, was born HIV negative and Mrs Mammadova is now pregnant with their second child.

Published
21 November 2014
From
Daily Mail
CHMP Grants Positive Opinions of AbbVie’s VIEKIRAX™ (ombitasvir/paritaprevir/ritonavir) + EXVIERA™ (dasabuvir) for the Treatment of Chronic Hepatitis C in Europe

Major regulatory milestone achieved toward approval in the European Union; final decision from the European Commission expected in the first quarter of 2015.

Published
21 November 2014
From
AbbVie press release
Racial Disparities in the US Gay Male HIV Epidemic Appear Entrenched

Despite many efforts to fight racial disparities in HIV rates among men who have sex with men (MSM), black MSM will likely continue to have disproportionately high HIV rates for decades. A modeling analysis projects how varying rates of HIV testing and retention in HIV care would affect racial disparities between black and white MSM.

Published
21 November 2014
From
AIDSMeds
CDC Releases Audit of Shuttered AIDS Group NAPWA

The Petrelis Files blog looks at the CDC audit of the National Association of People With AIDS (NAPWA), which declared bankruptcy and closed in 2013.

Published
21 November 2014
From
Poz magazine news
Graphic Memoir Recalls AIDS Medication Smuggling Scheme

Much like The Texas Buyers Club, the graphic memoir, Second Avenue Caper, is the story of a group of desperate people who conspired to obtain medications from Mexico that might fight AIDS-related complications.

Published
21 November 2014
From
HIV Plus Mag
Needle exchange and the HIV epidemic in Vancouver: Lessons learned from 15 years of research

Fifteen years of research into Vancouver’s needle and syringe programme leads to the conclusion that such programmes can stop the spread of HIV and do not increase harms. However, they can only be effective if their policies allow sufficient sterile equipment to be distributed to ensure injectors always have fresh supplies.

Published
21 November 2014
From
Drug & Alcohol Findings
HIV/AIDS drugs could be repurposed to treat AMD, researchers suggest

Drugs that have been used for the past 30 years to treat HIV/AIDS, could be repurposed to treat the dry form of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a new study suggests. AMD is a progressive condition that is untreatable in up to 90 percent of patients and is a leading cause of blindness in the elderly worldwide. The two forms of AMD, wet and dry, are classified based on the presence or absence of blood vessels that have invaded the retina.

Published
21 November 2014
From
Science Daily
Ooh La La: France Negotiates a Steep Discount for Sovaldi From Gilead

The fixed price reduced the cost by about 27%, and so a 12-week regimen will now be priced at $51,400, instead of $71,100. This makes this the “lowest price in Europe,” according to the Economic Committee for Health Products. There is also stipulation that rebates will be made in the event of “treatment failure,” according to a statement from the agency.

Published
21 November 2014
From
Wall Street Journal
London churches open HIV testing centres: 'People with HIV are not cursed'

HIV testing clinics have been opened in churches across London in the hopes of combatting high rates of infection as well as social stigma among the African population. Four African churches in Southwark, New Cross, Dagenham and Wood Green are involved in the project, which is coinciding with National HIV Testing Week from November 22 to 30.

Published
21 November 2014
From
ChristianToday
AbbVie 3D regimen and sofosbuvir/ribavirin show high cure rates for HCV in people with HIV co-infection

AbbVie's 3D regimen (paritaprevir/ombitasvir/ritonavir plus dasabuvir) with ribavirin for 12 weeks and Gilead Science's sofosbuvir (Sovaldi) plus ribavirin for 24 weeks both produced good sustained virological response

Published
21 November 2014
By
Liz Highleyman
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