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New drug combination treats hepatitis C patients also infected with HIV

Roughly 20 to 30 percent of patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV) are also infected with human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV). Both blood-borne viruses share the same modes of transmission, but many HCV medications currently have significant limitations due to adverse interactions with HIV treatments. Researchers at University of California, San Diego School of [...]

HIV: Fast sorting of CD4+ T cells from whole blood using glass microbubbles

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) disease represents a global health problem concern in the world especially in many areas of Africa. According to the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS), there were 24.7 million people living with HIV in sub-Saharan African in 2013 but only 37% of the patients were treated. Despite the [...]

Psychoactivity Of HIV Antiretroviral Drug Leads To Recreational Use

More than 1 in 270 people in the US are living with HIV and every 9.5 minutes someone is else is infected. The economic cost estimates associated with HIV/AIDS exceed 36 billion dollars a year. The development of effective drug treatments have allowed people with HIV to live longer with federal health officials now predicting [...]

Fewer Drugs May Be Needed For HIV Treatment-Experienced Patients

A new multi-site study reveals patients with drug-resistant HIV can safely achieve viral suppression – the primary goal of HIV therapy – without incorporating the traditional class of HIV medications into their treatment regimen. Karen Tashima, M.D., director of the HIV Clinical Trials Program at The Miriam Hospital, served as study chair. The AIDS Clinical [...]

New Approach To Measure And Assess Follow-Up Care For Newly Released HIV-Positive Inmates

A new monitoring approach developed by researchers from The Miriam Hospital could close a major gap by providing the ability to track whether HIV-positive prisoners are getting the community-based HIV care they need once they are released. Reporting in the journal Virulence, researchers say this new tool could play a major role in preventing the [...]