Tag: Antiretroviral therapy

More Than Half Of People Infected With HIV On Life-Saving Antiretroviral Treatment

More than half of HIV-infected people are now on life-saving treatment. Experts, however, said that more could have been done given the amount of money spent for battling AIDS epidemic.

Medicine July 21, 2017

Kenya Becomes First African Nation To Test Generic HIV/AIDS Drug

Kenya is the first African country to get a generic version of dolutegravir, the current first-line drug for people living with HIV. Experts also highlight the continuing importance of antiretroviral therapy in tackling HIV/AIDS.

Public Health June 28, 2017

Under New Bill, Not Disclosing HIV-Positive Status To Sex Partner Faces Lighter Punishment

New legislation seeks to downgrade some HIV-related felonies to a misdemeanor. Once it passes, it will no longer be a felony for someone to have consensual sex with others and expose them to HIV/AIDS without their partners knowing.

Public Health March 20, 2017

WHO Releases New HIV Self-Testing Guidelines Ahead Of World AIDS Day

The WHO has released new guidelines for HIV self-testing ahead of World AIDS Day. People can use finger-prick tests or their oral fluid to check their HIV status in private settings.

Public Health November 30, 2016

Anti-HIV Drug For Infants Counters Virus In Breastmilk

A study found that babies who are given up to a year of liquid HIV drug formula, while being breastfed by HIV-positive mothers, were protected from infection. It emphasized the need to educate moms about continuing risks of HIV transmission to babies.

Life November 24, 2015

Vitamin D Deficiency May Impact Efficacy Of HIV Treatment

Vitamin D deficiency may limit the effects of current HIV treatment. Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) positive patients with adequate levels of vitamin D are more likely to respond to anti-retroviral therapy.

Life November 19, 2015

Scientists Find Immune System Biomarkers That Can Predict HIV Relapse

Researchers identified three immune system biomarkers as 'statistically significant predictors' of where the human immunodeficiency virus would rebound. High levels of these biomarkers were linked to earlier relapse once antiretroviral therapy was interrupted.

Life October 13, 2015

Death Toll From AIDS Dropping In Recent Years: Here's Why It Could Drop Even More

The annual death toll from AIDS has fallen in recent years and is expected to drop further. The World Health Organization (WHO) issues new guidelines, Obama announces a new program and African leaders unite against HIV.

Life October 3, 2015

2 in 3 Americans with HIV Have Virus Out of Control: CDC

Suppressing HIV through antiretroviral therapy could help patients live longer and healthier as well as reduce their risk of infecting others. Unfortunately, 70 percent of the 1.2 million HIV patients in the U.S. in 2011 were unable to achieve viral suppression.

Life November 26, 2014

Major gaps in HIV treatment for gay, bisexual men

Homosexual and bisexual American males are affected by HIV and AIDS to a far greater degree than other people in the nation, according to the CDC.

Life September 25, 2014

Girl reportedly cured of HIV relapses, doctors detect signs of virus

A 4-year old child who contracted HIV at birth and treated with antiretroviral drugs at 30 hours old appeared to be HIV-free for more than two years. Tests conducted this month, however, reveals signs of infection.

Life July 11, 2014

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