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US: Best HIV Treatment Practices Among Women Receiving ADAP

Women enrolled in AIDS Drug Assistance Programs (ADAPs) in California, New York and Illinois were more likely to be taking antiretroviral (ARV) medication according to treatment guidelines than women not on ADAPs. These findings, published in the March 1 issue of the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes, hold up even when the analysis includes women with public or private health insurance.

Published
16 February 2011
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AIDSMeds
Atazanavir dose adjustment in pregnancy approved by US FDA

The US Food and Drug Administration has approved new product labelling stating that atazanavir (Reyataz) should only be used with a booster dose of ritonavir in pregnant

Published
07 February 2011
By
Keith Alcorn
Social and economic circumstances impact on HIV treatment outcomes in US, Canada, Brazil, Australia

Social and economic circumstances have an impact on the outcomes of HIV-positive patients, a multi-national study published in the February 15th edition of the Journal of Infectious Diseases

Published
23 January 2011
By
Michael Carter
Accelerated ageing of the immune system linked to heart disease risk in women with HIV

Accelerated ageing of the immune system, caused by chronic HIV infection, was strongly associated with harmful changes in the carotid artery that may lead to long-term cardiovascular

Published
17 January 2011
By
Keith Alcorn
Registry Sees No Increased Overall Birth Defect Risk With First-Trimester Antiretrovirals

Ongoing international reporting to the Antiretroviral Pregnancy Registry discerned no greater risk of birth defects among women taking antiretrovirals during the first trimester than among women taking antiretrovirals later in pregnancy.

Published
14 January 2011
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NATAP
Program Reduces Cervical Cancer Deaths Among HIV-infected Women In Zambia

A new study undertaken in Zambia shows that, using setting-appropriate human resources and technology, morbidity and mortality from cervical cancer among HIV-infected women can be reduced...

Published
15 December 2010
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HIV / AIDS News From Medical News Today
AIDS-free generation of children now within reach, says UNICEF

Making an AIDS-free generation a reality is possible, according to the Children and AIDS, Fifth Stocktaking Report: a renewed call to action issued today in New York by UNICEF,

Published
01 December 2010
By
Carole Leach-Lemens
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Issues Guidelines on Care for HIV-Infected Women

The guidelines cover the recommended health screenings, counseling, and routine gynecologic care for women with HIV/AIDS.

Published
23 November 2010
From
Medscape
High prevalence and incidence of pre-cancerous cervical lesions in HIV-positive South African women

There is a high prevalence and incidence of pre-cancerous cervical lesions in HIV-positive South African women, investigators report in the online edition of AIDS. “This is the most comprehensive

Published
22 November 2010
By
Keith Alcorn
IDSA: No Race or Gender Safety Issues Observed in Studies (CME/CE)

The race or gender of patients infected with human immunodeficiency virus do not appear to influence the occurrence of adverse events with TMC278, an experimental non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor, researchers reported here.

Published
24 October 2010
From
MedPage Today HIV/AIDS

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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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