HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Even in an era of HAART Drugs, HIV patients are vulnerable to opportunistic infections

line therapy. They may not be effective, however, in patients who have previously had treatment with this class of drugs. Patients who are responding to HAART may be doing well enough that they don't need prophylaxis, she said.

"The risks versus benefits must be carefully evaluated. We want to protect patients from MAC, but we also want to prevent them from developing resistance to antibiotics," said Aberg, who is a UCSF assistant professor of medicine and also treats patients at San Francisco General.

In the pre-HAART era, macrolides were standard treatment as prevention therapy against MAC infection in AIDS patients whose CD4+ counts were below 75, according to Aberg. Now with HAART, many patients may have CD4+ counts that are higher.

The main conclusion from study findings, she said, is that careful consideration should be given to continuing use of macrolides for MAC prophylaxis when CD4+ counts have increased and to using macrolides for infection treatment if a patient has been on a macrolide previously.

Both research studies were supported by grants from the NIH UCSF Center for AIDS Research and the UC Universitywide AIDS Research Program,

In addition, the CMV retinitis study received a grant from Research to Prevent Blindness, Inc., and the macrolide bacterial resistance study received support from Abbott Laboratories.


'"/>

Contact: Corinna Kaarlela
ckaarlela@pubaff.ucsf.edu
415-476-3804
University of California - San Francisco
27-Sep-1999


Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Most episodes of HIV blips not clinically significant in patients receiving HAART
2. Multiple characteristics of HAART affect adherence
3. Researchers examine the use of antiretroviral therapy among injection drug users with HIV infection: Study suggests addiction treatment and health care contribute to HAART enrollment
4. ICAAC highlight: MAC prophylaxis can be safely discontinued in HIV-infected patients who respond to HAART
5. Old Drugs, New Tricks
6. Hormonal treatment improves survival in high-risk prostate cancer patients
7. Study finds that coordinating care of chronically ill patients does not increase liability
8. Mouse model reveals potential way to reduce cardiac deaths in kidney patients
9. Optical technique identifies vulnerable plaques in cardiac patients
10. NHS target driven culture is failing patients
11. Cardiac deaths peak in sleep hours for patients with sleep apnea

Post Your Comments:
(Date:5/27/2015)... 2015 Thermage was the first to come ... founded in 2007 coinciding with the release of NXT or ... fact, Precision Aesthetics was the first practice in New York ... platform produced results that had never been achieved before non-surgically. ... is still considered by many as the leading skin tightening ...
(Date:5/27/2015)... 2015 Ticket Down is a reputable source of ... Blackhawks are currently in the middle of their series against the ... series. If the Blackhawks can win tonight at home, this ... Saturday, May 30th at the Honda Center in Anaheim. , ... in the Western Conference as they won the Pacific Division by ...
(Date:5/27/2015)... Ticket Down is a reputable source for 2015 ... been super hot during the 2014-15 NBA season and they delighted ... a final score of 118-88. , For the Cavaliers, ... 2006-2007 when they lost to the San Antonio Spurs. Once ... the Cavaliers making it to the NBA finals increased tenfold. ...
(Date:5/27/2015)... 27, 2015 “We are honored to ... executive vice president and vice president of clinical affairs ... possible allows us to provide comprehensive care to more ... , SSCHC provides clinical care and behavioral health services ... in 2014, many of whom took advantage of the ...
(Date:5/27/2015)... 2015 Continuing its commitment to finding ... in the community, SmartPractice® donated $25,000 to ... Lincoln). SmartPractice Vice President of Human Resources Meg Mosher ... $25,000 check to Paulla Miller, Sherry Gage, Dr. Linda ... Research Center on April 30. The center is located ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Non-Surgical Fat Reduction and Skin Tightening Procedures, Thermage and Exilis, Increase 200% at Precision Aesthetics in New York, April 2015 2Health News:Blackhawks vs. Ducks NHL Western Conference Finals Tickets: Ticket Down Slashes Ticket Prices on Chicago Blackhawks vs. Anaheim Ducks 2015 NHL Western Conference Finals 2Health News:Cavs NBA Finals Tickets: Ticket Down Slashes Ticket Prices on Cleveland Cavaliers 2015 NBA Finals Tickets at Quicken Loans Arena and Offers Valuable Promo Code 2Health News:Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers To Expand Primary Care and Behavioral Health Services Through $1 Million Grant From Aurora's Better Together Fund 2Health News:SmartPractice Donates $25,000 to HonorHealth Breast Health and Research Center 2
(Date:5/27/2015)... 2015  LumiThera Inc., a developmental stage medical ... for ocular disorders and disease, announced today that ... Life Sciences Discovery Fund (LSDF) commercialization grant. ... LSDF matching grants worth $500,000 to provide for ... dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD). ...
(Date:5/27/2015)... Research and Markets( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/hxhwtv/asia_pacific ) has announced ... - Growth, Trends And Forecasts (2014 - 2019)" ... Asia Pacific market for Fluoroscopy is ... to 2020 Fluoroscopy is the imaging technology ... the interior of the body. The imaging team consists ...
(Date:5/27/2015)... Donatelli, a senior marketing associate with the animal health division of Eli ... a healthcare setting in Bangkok, Thailand , will be ... need with respect and dignity is the guiding star for me and ... in a LillyPad blog . Donatelli and Lilly colleagues ... Colombia , France , Ukraine ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:LumiThera Receives LSDF Commercialization Grant Award 2Asia Pacific Fluoroscopy Market Trends and Forecasts 2014 - 2019 2Lilly Sends Employees to Serve in Vulnerable Communities around the World 2Lilly Sends Employees to Serve in Vulnerable Communities around the World 3
Cached News: