NH officials: needle-sharer thought to be behind HIV spread

NH officials: needle-sharer thought to be behind HIV spread

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire health officials say a homeless drug user thought to be sharing needles could be behind a significant increase in the number of HIV cases in the state’s most populous county. WMUR-TV reports the Division of Public Health Services is working with the city of Manchester to determine who might […]

Researchers discover antioxidant that could improve heart health

Researchers discover antioxidant that could improve heart health

Washington: Bilirubin, a natural antioxidant, may help improve your cardiovascular health, according to a study. Bilirubin is a yellow-orange pigment which is formed after the breakdown of red blood cells and is eliminated by the liver. A recent analysis of health data from almost 100,000 veterans, both with and without HIV infection, found that within […]

Natural antioxidant bilirubin improves cardiovascular health: Study

Natural antioxidant bilirubin improves cardiovascular health: Study

Bilirubin, a natural antioxidant, may help improve your cardiovascular health, according to a study. Bilirubin is a yellow-orange pigment which is formed after the breakdown of red blood cells and is eliminated by the liver.   A recent analysis of health data from almost 100,000 veterans, both with and without HIV infection, found that within […]

More HIV Persons Have Access To Antiretroviral Drugs In Ghana

More HIV Persons Have Access To Antiretroviral Drugs In Ghana

The Programme’s Manager of the National AIDS Control Programme, Dr. Stephen Ayisi Addo says steps to save lives of persons living with HIV is yielding good results as more people have access to antiretroviral drugs than before. Since 2003 when the antiretroviral therapy begun in Ghana with only two centres, there are three hundred and […]

Chile: HIV Infections Surge With 7000 New Cases Diagnosed

Chile: HIV Infections Surge With 7000 New Cases Diagnosed

The rate of HIV infections in Chile is soaring, with at least 7,000 new cases diagnosed so far this year compared to only 5,800 cases throughout 2017, bringing the total number of people affected to 100,000. RELATED:  Gay Dating App Grindr Handed Users’ HIV Status to Private Firms The Ministry of Health is launching multi-million-dollar education programs in schools nationwide to […]

Some HIV cases may be linked to homeless person in Manchester, officials say

Some HIV cases may be linked to homeless person in Manchester, officials say

CONCORD, N.H. — State health officials are warning about a significant increase in HIV cases in Hillsborough County linked to the drug crisis and one person in particular. Health officials said a homeless person in Manchester who was recently diagnosed with HIV is believed to be sharing needles with others. The Division of Public Health […]

PEPFAR's Impact on Global Health Is Fading

PEPFAR's Impact on Global Health Is Fading

On May 27, 2003, the U.S. Congress appropriated $15 billion for a five-year plan to tackle the HIV/AIDS pandemic, heeding President George W. Bush’s call in his State of the Union address for a “work of mercy” for HIV/AIDS victims in Africa and the Caribbean. This legislation launched the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, […]

FDA, EMA Recommend Safety Precautions for ViiV HIV Drug

FDA, EMA Recommend Safety Precautions for ViiV HIV Drug

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) abd the European Medicines Agency’s (EMA) are recommending new safety precautions for ViiV Healthcare’s HIV drug dolutegravir.   Dolutegravir is the active ingredient in three of ViiV’s products, Tivicay (dolutegravir) and two fixed-dose combination drugs, Juluca (dolutegravir/rilpivirine) and Triumeq (abacavir/dolutegravir/lamivudine).    The recommendations are based on the preliminary findings of a large observational study of more than 11,000 HIV-infected women […]

Considering Two-Drug HIV Regimens

Considering Two-Drug HIV Regimens

Joseph Eron, MD: There are some recent strategies that explore being able to simplify to 2 agents, instead of 3. Dan made the case for 3 agents, and it happened to be the right number. But, it’s possible, in people who are suppressed and maybe even in people who are starting therapy, which we’ll talk […]

Regulators flag possible birth defect link to GSK's HIV drug

Regulators flag possible birth defect link to GSK's HIV drug

LONDON (Reuters) – U.S. and European regulators said they were assessing evidence that GlaxoSmithKline’s HIV drug dolutegravir might be linked to serious birth defects, casting a shadow over a medicine that has been a key profit driver in recent years. The GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) logo is seen on top of GSK Asia House in Singapore, March […]