Tag: aids

Cryptococcal Meningitis: Single-Dose Regimen Noninferior

A single high dose of the antifungal agent liposomal amphotericin B (L-AmB; AmBisome, Gilead Sciences), with a background regimen of flucytosine and fluconazole, is noninferior...

HIV Acquisition on PrEP Rare, With Some Drug Resistance

Out of an estimated 104,000 people offered HIV preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to protect themselves from HIV, just 14 people acquired a strain of HIV resistant...

Failed viral suppression in CAB/RPV linked to 3 Risk Factors

A body mass index (BMI) ≥30 kg/m2, rilpivirine resistance–associated mutations, and the HIV-1 subtype A6/A1 can raise a person’s risk for confirmed virologic failure (CVF)...

Dolutegravir Confirmed as Effective Second-Line HIV Therapy

Dolutegravir and ritonavir-boosted darunavir are equally effective second-line treatments for HIV-1, even for patients with resistance to nucleoside reverse-transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs) in the regimen, a...

Lenacapavir Shows Viral Suppression in Drug-Resistant HIV

Dr Jean-Michel Molina The long-acting drug lenacapavir, a first-in-class capsid inhibitor, shows sustained viral suppression in a small cohort of heavily treatment-experienced patients with multidrug-resistant...

HIV Increases Risk for Severe COVID-19

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. HIV increases the risk for severe COVID-19 by 6% and the...

Prominent Nephrologist, Mount Sinai Chair of Medicine Dies

Dr Barbara T. Murphy Barbara T. Murphy, MD, renowned nephrologist and professor of medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City, has...

Should Feds Allow a Therapy That Pays Meth Users to Abstain?

In his multiple attempts to overcome a methamphetamine addiction that ground through two decades of his life, Tyrone Clifford Jr. remembers well the closest he...

Africa’s Last Absolute Monarchy Teeters Amid Protests Against King’s Lavish Lifestyle

JOHANNESBURG—A week of nationwide protests has left dozens of people dead in the tiny nation of Eswatini, raising the prospect that Africa’s last absolute monarchy...

Living With HIV Raises Odds for Sudden Cardiac Death

By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 17, 2021 (HealthDay News) — People living with HIV have to take powerful drug cocktails to keep their...

Is HIV Criminalization the No. 1 Barrier to Ending the Epidemic?

For many people, being told that they are HIV positive is no longer a death sentence. But for Robert Suttle, a Black gay man and...

COVID More Lethal for People Living With HIV

By Cara MurezHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 13, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Like certain health conditions including cancer, diabetes and high blood pressure, new research shows...

What I Want You to Know About Living With HIV

Richard Hutchinson: HIV Affects Everyone I was diagnosed in June 2015. It was shocking. There was a moment when I stopped breathing. ...

Living With HIV: Stress and Side Effects

Masonia Traylor was 23 when she was diagnosed with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in 2010. “The first couple of weeks, I just cried every...

Vaginal Ring Could Protect Women From HIV for 3 Months

TUESDAY, March 9, 2021 (HealthDay News) — A vaginal ring that slowly releases an antiviral medication could protect women against HIV for up to three...

Biden’s CDC Director Has Long Used Data to Save Lives

In early December, Dr. Katy Stephenson was watching TV with her family and scrolling through Twitter when she saw a tweet that made her shout. “I said...

In Public Health’s Response to COVID, Fear Tactics Are a Misstep

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center.   You probably still remember public service ads that scared you:...

Dr Anthony Fauci Documentary in the Works

Dr. Anthony Fauci was a respected and dedicated public servant, but one who could walk the streets without turning heads or being recognized. Then COVID-19...

Infectious Diseases ‘Giant’ John Bartlett: His ‘Impact Will Endure’

Dr John Bartlett John G. Bartlett, MD, professor emeritus at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and a prominent leader and instructor in infectious...

Score Aids Treatment Decision in Mild Large-Vessel Stroke

Patents who experience an ischemic stroke and who have a large-vessel occlusion but only mild symptoms are at “substantial” risk for early neurologic deterioration after...

Bedside EEG Test Aids Prognosis in Brain Injury Patients

A simple, noninvasive electroencephalogram (EEG) may help detect residual cognition in unresponsive patients who have experienced a traumatic brain injury (TBI), results of a new...

Many Health Plans Must Cover Full Cost of HIV Prevention Drugs

Private insurance will be required to cover drugs such as Truvada, which offer protection against HIV infection, without making plan members share the cost. Ted...

Bringing Traditional Healing Under the Microscope in South Africa

Traditional healer and national coordinator of the Traditional Healers Organisation (THO) of South Africa, Phephisile Maseko, treats patients with a mix of cannabis and other...

Drug Combo Injection Every 8 Weeks Safe, Effective in HIV: Study

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Cabotegravir plus rilpivirine given by injection every eight weeks appeared to be a promising new therapeutic option for people living...

Biden’s Pick to Head CDC Welcomed by Public Health Experts

Experts in public health offered quick praise for President-elect Joe Biden’s choice of a noted HIV expert to lead the Centers for Disease Control and...