Aurobindo wins South African approval for HIV drug

Aurobindo wins South African approval for HIV drug

Aurobindo Pharma said it received approval from the South African authorities to launch a key anti-HIV drug in the country, following the launch of the medicine in Sub-Saharan Africa. Dolutegravir, Lamivudine and Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate (DLT) tablets are the  first-line, preferred regimen for HIV patients as per latest WHO guidelines, the company said. “Aurobindo is […]

Cardiac Changes Linked With Specific ARVs in Perinatally Acquired HIV

Cardiac Changes Linked With Specific ARVs in Perinatally Acquired HIV

September 17, 2018 Cardiac function was significantly better in the 69% of individuals on combination regimens that included a protease inhibitor. Individual antiretroviral medications have been linked with changes in cardiac structure in youths with perinatally acquired HIV, according to a study recently […]

Why Gilead Stock Is a Sleepy Giant Waiting to Break Out

Why Gilead Stock Is a Sleepy Giant Waiting to Break Out

Gilead Sciences (NASDAQ:GILD) stock is stuck in a range and for good reason. The markets cannot decide if its quarterly revenue declines are permanent or if the company’s growth is reaccelerating again. Yet if investors hold Gilead stock and collect its 3% dividend yield, they will get an even bigger reward if two things happen. Specifically, if […]

GSK's 2-Drug Combo For HIV Could Threaten Gilead

GSK's 2-Drug Combo For HIV Could Threaten Gilead

Gilead’s (GILD) vaunted HCV franchise grew quarterly revenue by double digits in Q2 2018. HCV was less than 20% of total revenue, down from over 40% in the year earlier period. Its HIV franchise will likely drive the narrative from here. That could be problematic as GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), (OTCPK:GLAXF), (OTC:GLXKY), (OTC:GLXQY) continues to seek innovations […]

CytoDyn's PRO 140: Setting The Record Straight

CytoDyn's PRO 140: Setting The Record Straight

“What a difference a day makes.” One of my favorite jazz standards, but so true of life sometimes. I want to recap an article that I published on Sept. 13 that was negative on the prospects of CytoDyn (OTCQB:CYDY) getting their drug candidate PRO 140 approved by the FDA. First, it’s worth noting that the […]

A Year Since Stock-Outs, India Continues Slow Roll-Out of Child-Friendly HIV Drugs

A Year Since Stock-Outs, India Continues Slow Roll-Out of Child-Friendly HIV Drugs

Last March, India’s AIDS control programme ran out of a key drug for children living with HIV. The stock-out of Lopinavir and Ritonavir syrup meant that caregivers were physically breaking tablets meant for adults into fragments for children. This, of course, runs the risk of either over-dosing or under-dosing. As reports about the stock-out began […]

Will I take ARVS all my life?

Will I take ARVS all my life?

I started HIV treatment in 2014 and whenever I test, I am told the virus is undetectable. However, the doctor still tells me to take drugs. Why? Musa Dear Musa,HIV Infects the cells with the so called CD4 (cluster of differentiation 4) receptors which are found on the surface of cells that help us fight […]

One Life at a Time: A Conversation with Dr. Daniel Baxter

One Life at a Time: A Conversation with Dr. Daniel Baxter

SEPTEMBER 16, 2018 DANIEL BAXTER is a front-line physician and HIV specialist at the William F. Ryan Community Health Center in New York City and the author of The Least of These My Brethren: A Doctor’s Story of Hope and Miracles on an Inner-City AIDS Ward (1997) and the recently published memoir One Life at […]

Being diagnosed with HIV saved my life

Being diagnosed with HIV saved my life

Lydia Wairimu I grew up in a family of six children. Our first born died when we were young. She was a drug addict and died from drug- related complications. We were brought up in Huruma slums. My parents separated due to my dad’s alcoholism and we were forced to move to my grandmother’s house. […]

I used to take HIV drugs – Joyce Dzidzor Mensah

I used to take HIV drugs – Joyce Dzidzor Mensah

Entertainment of Saturday, 15 September 2018 Source: www.ghanaweb.com 2018-09-15 play videoFormer AIDS ambassador Joyce Dzidzor Mensah Controversial former AIDS ambassador Joyce Dzidzor Mensah has disclosed that she used to take post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) after she was potentially exposed to HIV in order to prevent getting infected. Joyce Dzidzor Mensah who previously claimed an HIV Positive […]