Taking pills to prevent HIV stops its spread

Taking pills to prevent HIV stops its spread

Breaking News Emails Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE When enough people take pills to protect themselves from HIV, they also help control its spread, researchers reported Wednesday. Pills that treat HIV infection can also prevent infection if people at high risk take them. […]

Drop in Australia HIV sparks call for greater drug roll-out

Drop in Australia HIV sparks call for greater drug roll-out

LONDON, Oct 17 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – HIV transmission rates among gay and bisexual men fell by almost a third in the Australian state of New South Wales following the wide-scale introduction of a daily anti-HIV drug, sparking calls for other health authorities to follow suit. According to research by the Kirby Institute at the […]

Guideline Updates for the Treatment of Adolescents and Adults With HIV

Guideline Updates for the Treatment of Adolescents and Adults With HIV

The availability of more treatment options for HIV has made management of infections easier than ever before. With over 45 individual and fixed-dose combination antiretroviral agents approved by the US Food and Drug Administration, providers are able to select the antiretroviral regimens best suited for the patient, and selection of antiretroviral therapy should be based […]

Canada to invest $8.5 million in harm reduction projects for HCV, HIV

Canada to invest $8.5 million in harm reduction projects for HCV, HIV

Canadian Minister of Health announced that the Government of Canada will fund 28 projects across the country designed to reduce the risk for bloodborne infections among people who use injection drugs such as hepatitis C and HIV, according to a press release. “Community organizations do important work to reduce hepatitis C and HIV infections among […]

Despite another failure, experts say HIV prevention drug PrEP is still effective

Despite another failure, experts say HIV prevention drug PrEP is still effective

Earlier this month, health officials reported the sixth confirmed failure of PrEP globally. The latest instance involved a San Francisco man who was consistently taking the HIV-prevention medicine during the time he contracted the virus. PrEP, or pre-exposure prophylaxis, involves taking a Truvada pill once daily to stop HIV infection, and it is estimated to […]

Despite sixth PrEP failure, experts say HIV prevention drug working as expected

Despite sixth PrEP failure, experts say HIV prevention drug working as expected

Earlier this month, health officials reported the sixth confirmed failure of PrEP globally. The latest instance involved a San Francisco man who was consistently taking the HIV-prevention medicine during the time he contracted the virus. PrEP, or pre-exposure prophylaxis, involves taking a Truvada pill once daily to stop HIV infection, and it is estimated to […]

The empty stomach rule varies by drug, tummy

The empty stomach rule varies by drug, tummy

Q: Many medications should be taken on an empty stomach. How do you know when your stomach is empty? Two hours after eating is a crude rule of thumb. A more accurate answer depends on the drugs you are taking and your medical conditions. Doctors began studying gastric emptying times in the 1940s at Guy’s […]

Biotron rides wave of Phase 2 clinical trial success for HIV drug

Biotron rides wave of Phase 2 clinical trial success for HIV drug

Shares in Biotron are up over 950% since the release of its Phase 2 HIV drug trial results less than a month ago. Biotechnology company Biotron (ASX: BIT) is enjoying its moment in the sun on the back of a skyrocketing share price since news of a successful Phase 2 clinical trial for its […]

Video: Over $28K Raised by ACR Health's First Frost Walk

Video: Over $28K Raised by ACR Health's First Frost Walk

Raising awareness of HIV and AIDS and helping find the cure. Sunday was the First Frost Walk in Watertown’s Thompson Park. Some like Tamara Charette, from Carthage, come out every year in honor of loved ones they’ve lost. “I saw my brother go through what he went through and after he died, I always promised myself that I would […]