Category Archives: HIV News

 

Good News for Tenofovir PReP

Over the summer tenofovir was approved by several regulatory agencies as the first pre-exposure prophylaxis (PReP) for HIV/AIDS. At the time, many people expressed concern that the use of one of the first line ARVs as a prophylactic measure would lead to an increase in cases of drug-resistant HIV. An...
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ISHEID 2012 Review

This year ISHEID, the International Symposium on HIV & Emerging Infectious Diseases, was held in Marseille, Franc. It ran from May 23 to 25 and brought together experts from around the world to discuss HIV and other infectious diseases. While not as well know as International AIDS conference which was...
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Protease Inhibitor from Ginko?

A study published in the August 1 edition of the Medical Science Monitor reports that a chemical found in the shells of ginko biloba seeds may be an HIV protease inhibitor. The study examined the effects of ginkgolic acid on HIV in a laboratory setting. How it might effect HIV...
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Phase 3 Trials Begin for HIV Prevention Ring

Two trials in Africa are currently recruiting participants for large scale efficacy trials of a way for women to prevent HIV infection. ASPIRE (A Study to Prevent Infection with a Ring for Extended Use) and The Ring Study are testing a vaginal ring with th ART dapivirine. Together the trials...
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