Monthly Archives: February 2012

 

Tenofovir Kidney Damage

A study by researchers in San Francisco has linked Tenofovir with an increase risk of kidney damage. The study reviewed the medical records of over 10,000 veterans with HIV/AIDS, using records kept by the VA medical centers. The study ran for 10 years, from 1997 to 2007, and was electronically...
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Opportunistic Infections, Part 1

Humans are surrounded by potential diseases. Fungi, bacteria and virii exist not only all around everyone, but also inside the body. Normally this isn’t a problem. The immune system is constantly patrolling the body, making sure that while germs may be around, but they aren’t making you sick. When something...
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Cluster Fig

A recent study on the cluster fig found that it contains several chemicals that may be effective in fighting HIV. The study was published in August 2011 in the journal Natural Product Communications. The cluster fig, or Ficus glomarata (alt. Ficus racemosa) is a native of Australasia, India and Southeast...
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Aloe Vera: Benefits and Problems

Aloe vera is well known as a home remedy for burns, but it may have other medical uses as well. At this point, studies are preliminary and researchers are not giving any definite benefits to aloe, but some things look promising. Others are a bit worrying. Aloe is closely related...
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HIV Progression: In Plain English

There is a great deal of information on the web about the progression of HIV and AIDS. Most of the information runs heavy on the medical jargon and can be hard to understand. HIV/AIDS Guide tries to provide new information, and not stuff that is already available elsewhere. We’re making...
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