HIV/AIDS Headlines

Barriers to Prevention, Eradication of HIV Remain Despite Numerous Advances

Barriers to Prevention, Eradication of HIV Remain Despite Numerous Advances

Since the first clinical observation of HIV/AIDS in 1981, some 35.4 million people have died from AIDS-related illnesses.

Biologic Agents Used to Treat Patients With Psoriasis and HIV Infection

Biologic Agents Used to Treat Patients With Psoriasis and HIV Infection

Investigators evaluated the safety and effectiveness of conventional therapy with biologic immunosuppressive drugs to treat patients with HIV infection and psoriasis.

Elevated PCSK9 Levels Associated With Coronary Endothelial Dysfunction in PLWHIV

Elevated PCSK9 Levels Associated With Coronary Endothelial Dysfunction in PLWHIV

Increased proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 (PCSK9) levels in people with HIV may be related to abnormal coronary endothelial function.

Lamivudine/Tenofovir Disoproxil Approved for the Treatment of HIV-1 Infection

Lamivudine/Tenofovir Disoproxil Approved for the Treatment of HIV-1 Infection

The FDA has approved Temixys tablets for use in combination with other antiretroviral agents for the treatment of HIV-1 infection in patients weighing ≥35kg.

Increased Risk of Meningococcal Disease in Men Who Have Sex With Men

Increased Risk of Meningococcal Disease in Men Who Have Sex With Men

Men who have sex with men have an increased risk of meningococcal disease, however, this risk is under-ascertained and improved surveillance is needed.

USPSTF Suggests Universal HIV Screening, PrEP for High-Risk Patients

USPSTF Suggests Universal HIV Screening, PrEP for High-Risk Patients

Screening recommended for those ages 15 to 65 years, including pregnant women.

HIV Transmission Risk Small With Antiretroviral Compliance

HIV Transmission Risk Small With Antiretroviral Compliance

No transmissions with antiretroviral tx, viral load of less than 200 copies/mL four to six months apart.

Increased Risk for First and Second Primary Cancers in Patients With HIV/AIDS

Increased Risk for First and Second Primary Cancers in Patients With HIV/AIDS

Increased cancer prevention, screening, and treatment are needed for people living with HIV both before and after an initial cancer diagnosis.

New Single-Vial Formulation of Tesamorelin Approved to Treat Excess HIV-Related VAT

New Single-Vial Formulation of Tesamorelin Approved to Treat Excess HIV-Related VAT

The new "F4" formulation is 4 times more concentrated than the version currently available on the market.

ART Initiated Pre-Pregnancy Lowers Hospitalization due to Infection in HIV-Exposed Infants

ART Initiated Pre-Pregnancy Lowers Hospitalization due to Infection in HIV-Exposed Infants

ART prior to becoming pregnant was linked with reduced risk for hospitalization because of infections in seronegative infants who are exposed to HIV.

Earlier Intervention May Have Lessened HIV Outbreak in Indiana

Earlier Intervention May Have Lessened HIV Outbreak in Indiana

Ensuring access to HIV services and harm-reduction interventions earlier could substantially reduce HIV incidence over the course of an actual outbreak.

High-Coverage Rollout of PReP Tied to Drop in HIV Diagnoses

High-Coverage Rollout of PReP Tied to Drop in HIV Diagnoses

A rapid, targeted, high-coverage rollout of HIV PrEP is associated with a decrease in HIV diagnoses among high-risk MSM.

Infant HIV Infection Ups Risk for Congenital CMV Infection

Infant HIV Infection Ups Risk for Congenital CMV Infection

HIV-exposed infants have high rates of congenital cytomegalovirus (cCMV) infection, and in utero HIV infection seems to be a major risk factor for cCMV.

Hispanics With HIV Face Higher Risk for HPV-Related Cancer

Hispanics With HIV Face Higher Risk for HPV-Related Cancer

But five-year survival was above 50 percent among HIV-infected Hispanics across HPV-related cancer types.

Advance Care Planning Lowers Symptoms in Teens With HIV

Advance Care Planning Lowers Symptoms in Teens With HIV

Family-centered pediatric advance care planning may result in fewer symptoms, less suffering.

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