Tag: "antiretroviral" at medical news
UCLA scientists invent search-and-destroy method to flush HIV out of hiding places in body
... who are HIV-positive could eventually stop taking antiretroviral
medications. "Our findings show potential for fl...cted individuals to discontinue costly and complex antiretroviral
therapy, which can cause serious side effects." "Immune cells can't kill HIV if they can't detect it...
T cell lifespan during HIV infection
...ral load following administration of highly active antiretroviral
therapy (HAART), and proposed that HIV infection was associated with a high rate of virus turnover and short lifespan of infected cells. This suggested that HIV infection of susceptible CD4+ T cells led to such high rates of cell death, that compensa...
Study evaluates Abacavir, Lamivudine and Efavirenz versus Zidovudine, Lamivudine and Efavirenz
...acavir, lamivudine and efavirenz provided a potent antiretroviral
response over 48 weeks and was shown to be non-inf...blets and Oral Solution, in combination with other antiretroviral
agents, are indicated for the treatment of HIV-1 infection. This indication is based on two control...
Study suggests life insurance should cover people treated for HIV
...ely treated for HIV-1 infection with highly active antiretroviral
therapy (HAART) have similar or lower mortality rates than patients successfully treated for cancer--calling into question the decision of insurance companies in many developed countries to not offer life insurance for people with HIV/AIDS. People wi...
Further evidence for effectiveness of nevirapine in reducing mother-to-child HIV-1 transmission
...dren in less-developed countries. The provision of antiretroviral
therapy to women at the onset of labour and for a ...al for resistance to develop against other similar antiretroviral
drugs. She concludes: 'Generic antiretrovirals, prepared in convenient single-pill triple combinatio...
Nevirapine sustains advantage over AZT during breastfeeding period
...nfants receiving NVP, as with some other effective antiretroviral
regimens, gain a protective advantage during the f...heir infants are routinely treated with multi-drug antiretroviral
regimens. "This study has clearly demonstrated that meaningful, long-term, complicated and sophistic...
AIDS development can be monitored and predicted
... infection to AIDS. Currently, in order to begin antiretroviral
therapy for asymptomatic HIV-infected individuals, measurements of HIV RNA levels and CD4+ lymphocyte counts in the blood are required. These measurements are expensive and require technological expertise and equipment that is typically not available...
UB begins groundbreaking study on 'net effect' on patients of HIV treatments, other drugs
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- An antiretroviral
drug for HIV, methadone for heroin addiction, a bi...e decision to propose a comprehensive study on how antiretroviral
drugs interact with other drugs HIV patients take grew out of a recent, multi-year clinical pharmaco...
6 months after treatment start could be optimum time for making prognosis in HIV/AIDS
...mined six months after initiation of highly active antiretroviral
therapy (HAART), rather than before the start of t... group of patients who had not previously received antiretroviral
Treatment interruption shows no benefit in drug-resistant HIV infection
Prescribed interruptions in antiretroviral
therapy--so-called "drug holidays"--may hasten dis...orer immune response than did individuals who took antiretroviral
drugs continuously throughout the study. "Interruption of treatment has become increasingly common ...
Three Abbott chemists honored as Heroes for development of HIV therapy for children
..., for developing Kaletra (lopinavir/ritonavir), an antiretroviral
agent used to treat HIV in adults and children. T...children, many of whom have not responded to other antiretroviral
therapy. The Heroes of Chemistry program will be held in conjunction with a celebration for the 80th...
Most resistance to Anti-HIV drugs created by good pill-taking patients
...will make us rethink the argument that life-saving antiretroviral
drugs should be denied to some populations because...Medical Center (SFGHMC). In a study of patients on antiretroviral
drugs, resistance mutations were twice as likely to occur in patients who took 80 percent or more of...
Annals of Internal Medicine, tip sheet, August 19, 2003
...258). Sixty-two people with HIV who were receiving antiretroviral
treatment were randomized into three groups. For 21 days, three times daily in an observed inpatient setting, one group smoked a marijuana cigarette; a second took three capsules containing dronabinol, a synthetic form of marijuana's main psychoactiv...
UCSF study finds no harm to HIV+ patients with short-term medical cannabis
...ges in HIV virus levels in patients on combination antiretroviral
therapy in a safety study looking at both smoked m... several years. Sixty-two HIV-infected patients on antiretroviral
regimens containing a protease inhibitor completed the 25 day inpatient study. Patients were random...
Hope for South Africa - at last
...rnment to implement new recommendations to provide antiretroviral
treatment to tackle the country's grave HIV/AIDS epidemic. Three recent developments are detailed that offer some hope to the nearly 5 million South Africans living with HIV/AIDS: the authority of a South African drug company to develop and produce g...
HIV infection may bump up risk of heart disease in younger patients, UCLA study finds
...After adjusting for available data on age, gender, antiretroviral
therapy, hypertension and diabetes, Currier and he... the relationship between the HIV patients' use of antiretroviral
therapy and the number of first-time coronary heart-disease incidents in their group. Currier's team...
Is there an alternative to expensive testing for HIV diagnosis and AIDS management?
...ting methods. In addition, general introduction of antiretroviral
therapy in resource-poor countries have implications for the development of HIV drug resistance and which will require further investigations and resources. Without proper testing, Dr. Asthana predicts that public health officials will never really k...
The rising cost of living with HIV
...5 in 1995 and $1111 by 1998/99, when highly active antiretroviral
therapy (HAART) was in wide use. The authors also found that costs remained relatively unchanged from 1998/99 to 2000/01 since increased costs of HAART were offset by decreased costs elsewhere (e.g., admissions to hospital, palliative home care). The...
Alcohol consumption increases HIV disease progression of patients receiving antiretroviral therapy
...progression among patients receiving highly active antiretroviral
therapy (HAART). HIV-infected patients with a hist... alcohol problems, who are receiving highly active antiretroviral
therapy (HAART), and are currently drinking, have greater HIV progression than those who do not drin...
48-week results for the SOLO trial comparing GW433908/r QD to nelfinavir BID
...W433908 (908) boosted with ritonavir (908/r) QD in antiretroviral
therapy-nave patients versus twice-a-day (BID) nelfinavir (NFV, Viracept), were presented today at a late breaker session at the 6th International Congress on Drug Therapy in HIV Infection. SOLO is one of the first pivotal studies to investigate the...
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