HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Only Eight Percent Of San Francisco HIV-Positive Urban Poor Receive Protease,,Inhibitors

Geneva, Switzerland -- In the first large-scale study of HIV treatment among the urban poor, University of California San Francisco AIDS researchers have found that very few of the HIV-infected poor receive drugs to combat the virus. Of those who do take anti-retroviral drugs, the researchers found a range of how well the patients adhered to their drug-taking regimens, ranging from 24 to 100 percent of prescribed levels. If subjects missed more than 10 percent of their drugs, the HIV treatment became ineffective.

The research project, called the REACH study for "Research in Access to Care in the Homeless," was started in response to concerns that the urban poor may develop resistant strains of HIV as a result of not adhering to their therapy. The UCSF team looked at how many of these people who were HIV-infected received therapy, how well they adhered to their regimens, and how the virus responded. David Bangsberg, MD, MPH, assistant professor of medicine at the UCSF AIDS Program at San Francisco General Hospital, was medical director of the study. He presented the research findings here today (July 1) at the 12th World AIDS Conference.

"This is the first study of anti-retroviral use in a population that makes up a growing portion of the HIV epidemic," said Andrew Moss, PhD, professor of epidemiology and medicine at UCSF and principal investigator. "Poor people are increasingly the main high-risk group for HIV."

Bangsberg said, "Most people think studies can't be done with the homeless because they are hard to keep track of. We found that to be untrue. Of 153 people in the study, we know where 151 of them are now, after more than a year." The UCSF team identified participants for the research project in free food lines, homeless shelters and low-income hotels and tested them for HIV infection. For those HIV-positive people on protease inhibitors, the researchers looked at three measures of adherence: self-report, random pill counts, and a digital
'"/>

Contact: Mitzi Baker
mabaker@itsa.ucsf.edu
(415) 476-2557
University of California - San Francisco
1-Jul-1998


Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Eight New Hartford doctoral fellows in Geriatric Social Work selected
2. Eighty five percent of practice nurses are underestimating the prevalence of insulin resistance in type 2 diabetes patients
3. UCSF And Eight Other Medical Centers Chosen For National Cancer Institutes Pediatric Brain Tumor Consortium
4. Express Scripts 1999 drug trend report: Seniors hit hardest by record 17.4-Percent prescription drug spending increase
5. New Study Finds Blacks Face 38 Percent Higher Stroke Risk
6. Osteoporosis Drug Evista (Raloxifene) Cuts Newly Diagnosed, Invasive Breast Cancer Risk By More Than 60 Percent
7. Study Finds Incidence Of Stroke Over 40 Percent Higher Than Previously Stated Figures
8. Rats Receiving Ginkgo Biloba Learn Quicker, Live 20 Percent Longer Than Controls, UB Study Finds
9. Congress of Neuological Surgeons meets in San Francisco
10. American Academy of Neurology presents 56th Annual Meeting in San Francisco, April 24 - May 1, 2004
11. NIH funds new brain imaging center at San Francisco VA Medical Center

Post Your Comments:
(Date:7/28/2015)... ... 28, 2015 , ... Representatives with CareMed Urgent & Primary ... of National Immunization Awareness Month, which is the month of August. , “Immunization ... like the flu, measles, and pneumonia, adults need to get their shots – ...
(Date:7/28/2015)... ... July 28, 2015 , ... ADLINK Technology, ... for edge devices that enable the Internet of Things (IoT), announced its new ... processor to provide exceptional computing power and multitasking capabilities. The MLC 4-21 is ...
(Date:7/28/2015)... ... July 28, 2015 , ... Master flutist and solo ... from influences around the world, in this collection of serene, restorative instrumental music. ... sleep, for yoga practice, for body work and more -- to help the listener ...
(Date:7/28/2015)... ... July 28, 2015 , ... According to Kxan ... the cycle of addiction in lab mice. The study involving isradipine has garnered national ... prospect of helping their clients overcome drug and alcohol addictions. The study was conducted ...
(Date:7/28/2015)... ... 2015 , ... Bipolar disorder is often associated with mood swings ranging from ... year. The World Health Organization (WHO) has reported that bipolar disorder affects about 60 ... that the United States has the highest lifetime rate of bipolar disorder at 4.4% ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:CareMed Urgent & Primary Care Supports National Immunization Awareness Month 2Health News:CareMed Urgent & Primary Care Supports National Immunization Awareness Month 3Health News:ADLINK Launches High Performance, Fully-Sealed Medical-Grade Panel PC 2Health News:ADLINK Launches High Performance, Fully-Sealed Medical-Grade Panel PC 3Health News:Flute Meditations for Yoga & Massage: Calming Spa Music for Relaxation & Sleep by Gary Stroutsos 2Health News:Flute Meditations for Yoga & Massage: Calming Spa Music for Relaxation & Sleep by Gary Stroutsos 3Health News:Flute Meditations for Yoga & Massage: Calming Spa Music for Relaxation & Sleep by Gary Stroutsos 4Health News:Blood Pressure Medication May be the Key to Treating Addiction 2Health News:Blood Pressure Medication May be the Key to Treating Addiction 3Health News:"I Am Not I" Music Video Raises Bipolar Disorder Awareness 2
(Date:7/28/2015)... 2015  PD-Rx Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a publicly held ... partnered with Dobson Technologies, a fully-integrated outsourced IT ... product. PD-Rx is an Application Service ... States.  Using Dobson Technologies, IaaS solution will allow ... ensure regulatory compliance, and reduce operating expenses.  "The ...
(Date:7/28/2015)... CHICAGO , July 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... the Interactive Customer Experience Association recognized 15 ... and mobile, as applied across multiple vertical ... Self-Service Healthcare Deployment Award for its success ... Tablet. ContextMedia:Health, the leading ...
(Date:7/28/2015)... , July 28, 2015 Research ... addition of the "Global Hearing Aids Market ... The global hearing aids market to grow ... 2014-2019. Factors such as changing ... driving market growth. The market has witnessed immense ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:PD-Rx Partners With Dobson Technologies 2ContextMedia:Health Receives Top Award at the ICX Association Excellence Awards 2Global Hearing Aids Market 2015-2019 with G N Store Nord, Sonova Holdings & William Demant Dominating 2
Cached News: