Tag Archives: HIV research

 

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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Early Treatment of HIV and Working

By now, the health benefits of early treatment for HIV are well established. People with HIV who start antiretrovirals before their CD4 count is low have fewer opportunistic infections, and are generally healthier and live longer than people with HIV who do not start on ARVs until their CD4 count...
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New Hope for Clearing Viral Reservoirs

Viral reservoirs are one of the biggest challenges to finding a cure for HIV. These reservoirs are cells where HIV hides out, not doing anything to draw the attention of the immune system and safe from all current ARVs. HAART can bring the detectible viral load down to zero, but...
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Chocolate, Green Tea and Neurologic Disorders

A new study in the Journal of Neurovirology found that epicatechins can protect against the neurological complications of HIV. Epicatechins are natural anti-oxidants. They are found primarily in unfermented tea and dark chocolate. HIV caused neurological damage is a challenge for doctors to treat. HAART is unable to stop HIV...
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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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