Tag: hiv

Treatment Paradigm for Chronic HBV in Flux

These days deciding when to stop targeted treatment for chronic hepatitis B is a bigger challenge than knowing when to start, Norah A. Terrault, MD,...

Another HIV Tivicay Birth Outcome: Better Infant Survival

Infants born to women with HIV who were taking dolutegravir (DTG) plus emtracitabine/tenofovir alafenamide (FTC/TAF) had significantly higher odds of surviving the first 6 months...

Lenacapavir Effective in Multidrug Resistant HIV

A twice-yearly shot of the investigational antiretroviral medicine lenacapavir (Gilead Sciences) was associated with nearly a two-log drop in HIV viral load when paired with...

Pediatric TB – More Work Needed, Especially With HIV Coinfection

Despite recent advances in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of pediatric tuberculosis in children living with HIV (CLHIV) and HIV-exposed uninfected children (HEU), several unmet...

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...

COVID Vaccine Effectiveness Falls Against South African Variant

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Pharmaceutical companies Pfizer and Novavax say their coronavirus vaccines work better...

FDA OKs First Injectable Complete Drug Regimen for HIV

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Cabenuva, an injectable formulation of cabotegravir (Vocabria) and rilpivirine (Edurant), for adults living with HIV-1 infection....

The Changing Brain Signature of HIV

Combination antiretroviral therapy (cART) has shifted HIV infection from a fatal to a chronic condition. New evidence now suggests this has been accompanied by a...

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...

Many EM Docs Have Treated COVID Patients Without Proper PPE

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Many emergency medicine (EM) physicians who responded to a Medscape survey...

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...

Smart People Use a Condom to Avoid HIV

A psychology journal has retracted a 2020 paper purporting to find that smarter people are more likely to use a condom during sex to avoid...

HHS Launches National Plan to Attack STI Epidemic

The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has issued the first national plan to address the exploding rates of sexually transmitted infections (STIs)....

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...

How Much Does a Mask Protect You? The Jury’s Still Out

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Yes, you should still wear a mask. You may have heard...

HIV PrEP Prescriptions Often Go Unfilled

Same-day HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) prescriptions and insurance navigation services led 70% of people at a Detroit sexually transmitted infection clinic to ask for a...

HCV Care Can Learn a Thing or Two From the HIV Experience

Individuals living with hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection face several challenges in accessing care, many of which are shared by patients in the HIV community....

5 Things to Know About Meningococcal Disease

Neisseria meningitidis (meningococcus) is a leading cause of bacterial meningitis and septicemia, with about 1.2 million cases of infection and 135,000 deaths globally each year....