At the 11th hour, Papua New Guinea's HIV drug crisis has been averted

At the 11th hour, Papua New Guinea's HIV drug crisis has been averted

Papua New Guinea has managed to get a last minute supply of HIV drugs. | Photo: UNAIDS Stocks of anti-retroviral drugs to treat HIV have been replenished in Papua New Guinea as the country faced a critical shortage. Last month, medical experts and HIV advocates warned people ‘may die’ due to the low number of […]

Syringe exchange programs seen as way to halt HIV infections

Syringe exchange programs seen as way to halt HIV infections

NASHUA, N.H. — An alarming cluster of HIV cases among intravenous drug users in Lawrence and Lowell, Massachusetts, is raising concerns in New Hampshire. Officials said that, while HIV cases are not on the rise in New Hampshire, the percentage of intravenous drug users who are testing positive for HIV doubled in one year. >> […]

Rubaramira's long journey with HIV

Rubaramira's long journey with HIV

“There was no counselling at that time. We handed in our blood samples and had to wait for a month before we could pick our results. The test confirmed my fears; I was HIV positive! I was devastated!” Maj. Rubaramira’s long life on HIV medicines Last December, as Uganda prepared to commemorate the World AIDS […]

Activists Campaign to End HIV/AIDS Epidemic in Ontario

Activists Campaign to End HIV/AIDS Epidemic in Ontario

Treatment programs in Ontario are exceeding UN targets for fighting the epidemic, with 94% of Ontarians diagnosed with HIV who are on treatment achieving untransmittable levels of HIV. They can live active, healthy lives. But two or three people are still diagnosed with HIV every day across the province. “The real problem is that 19% […]

HIV groups urge states to investigate reduced coverage of AIDS drugs

HIV groups urge states to investigate reduced coverage of AIDS drugs

Carl Schmid, deputy director of the AIDS Institute, said state officials have begun to respond to the HIV coalition’s concerns. (Photo courtesy of Schmid) A coalition of 60 HIV organizations from across the country is calling on insurance commissioners and attorneys general in all 50 states and D.C. to investigate a practice they say is […]

FDA Draft Guidance on Pediatric HIV Infection: Drug Development for Treatment

FDA Draft Guidance on Pediatric HIV Infection: Drug Development for Treatment

On March 14, 2018, FDA issued draft guidance on Pediatric HIV Infection: Drug Development for Treatment. The draft guidance provides general guidance on the development of drug products and clinical trial designs for treating pediatric HIV patients. This guidance does not address the full scope of considerations for drug development or clinical trial designs for […]

HIV lies dormant in brain, increasing risk of dementia, but how?

HIV lies dormant in brain, increasing risk of dementia, but how?

The HIV virus, which causes AIDS, has long been known to target and disable cells of the immune system, which are responsible for fighting off invading microorganisms and for suppressing malignant cancers. More recently, researchers also learned HIV not only targets immune cells in the bloodstream but also in the brain and spinal cord and […]

SA at the forefront of HIV/Aids research

SA at the forefront of HIV/Aids research

Cape Town – South Africa is leading the response to the HIV epidemic with a major research project conducted at the Clinical HIV Research Unit (CHRU) at Wits University. The project has seen the development of 30 life-saving HIV and Aids drugs being registered. The milestone was revealed on World Clinical Trials Day on Tuesday […]

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