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Drug Resistance Shouldn’t Preclude Using NRTIs in an HIV Salvage Regimen

People with heavily drug-resistant HIV benefit from adding two nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs) to a regimen that contains Isentress (raltegravir), even if their virus is partially or fully resistant to the NRTIs. These data were published online January 28 in the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes.

Published
02 February 2011
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AIDSMeds
Manufacturer Recalls Alcohol Swab Products Packaged with Fuzeon, Other Meds

The Triad Group alcohol prep pads, which may be contaminated with Bacillus cereus are co-packaged and distributed with some medications used by people living with HIV, including Genentech's Fuzeon (enfuvirtide) and Pegasys (pegylated interferon, used to treat chronic hepatitis C virus infection).

Published
20 January 2011
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AIDSmeds
UGANDA: Striving to provide first-, second- and third-line ARVs

Life-prolonging antiretroviral (ARV) medication is reaching more HIV-positive Ugandans than ever before, but health workers are concerned about how they will deal with the inevitable rise in drug resistance.

Published
01 December 2010
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IRIN Plus News
All HIV patients to get second-line treatment free

All HIV patients put on antiretroviral therapy before 2004 but who became resistant to those drugs will now receive the life saving second line treatment free of cost from the National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO).

Published
13 November 2010
From
Times of India
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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap
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