AHF Files Petition for Review of Gilead AIDS Drug Patent Case with US Supreme Court

AHF Files Petition for Review of Gilead AIDS Drug Patent Case with US Supreme Court

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) has filed a petition for writ of certiorari (a petition for review) with the Supreme Court of the United States last week seeking the Court’s review of the dismissal of a federal lawsuit filed by AHF in January 2016 against Gilead Sciences Inc. and other defendants alleging its patent […]

Sask. AIDS worker calls for more drug pipes to combat high HIV rates

Sask. AIDS worker calls for more drug pipes to combat high HIV rates

An AIDS support worker in Saskatchewan says pipes should be more available to drug users if the province wants to reduce HIV rates that are among the highest in North America. Jason Mercredi of AIDS Saskatoon said there aren’t any pipes available as a means of harm reduction in Saskatchewan. The province says that is […]

New BC HIV centre director has spent decades studying the virus

New BC HIV centre director has spent decades studying the virus

Since high school, Dr. Zabrina Brumme has been fascinated with HIV, the “simple yet adaptable” virus that takes on drugs and the body’s immune system alike. “I graduated from high school in the mid-1990s and that’s when HIV was its most destructive and scary, the point where it was the leading cause of death, for example, […]

Improving the Care of Aging Adults Living With HIV

Improving the Care of Aging Adults Living With HIV

August 13, 2018 HIV is known to lead to many unique health concerns in older adults, with patients often exhibiting comorbidities and characteristics associated with older age much sooner than their age-matched HIV-n The advent of highly active antiretroviral therapy in the mid-1990s […]

Aspirin, a drug commonly available, may help prevent HIV

Aspirin, a drug commonly available, may help prevent HIV

An affordable, globally available drug – low-dose aspirin – could help prevent HIV transmission, scientists say. HIV infection rates remain unacceptably high, especially among young African women. Researchers including those from University of Manitoba in Canada tested the effect of acetylsalicylic acid (ASA or aspirin) and other anti-inflammatory drugs on HIV target cells in a […]

Mumbai: Shortage of HIV medicines at JJ hospital, complain patients

Mumbai: Shortage of HIV medicines at JJ hospital, complain patients

— By Swapnil Mishra | Aug 13, 2018 07:52 am Mumbai: Acute shortage of third line antiviral medicines at the HIV centre of the Sir Jamshedji Jeejeebhoy Hospital has led to a worrying situation for the patients who are undergoing treatment for HIV at the hospital. However, the officials from the Mumbai District Aids Control Society (MDACS) […]

Desperate times, desperate measures for HIV patients

Desperate times, desperate measures for HIV patients

When Jesus Eduardo Rodriguez could no longer find his life-saving HIV medicine in Venezuela, a country where everything from chicken to aspirin is in short supply, he turned to Google about a month ago looking for hope. What he found were stories about a Brazilian doctor using a plant called bay cedar, or guasimo, to […]

How Does PrEP, the HIV-Prevention Medication, Work?

How Does PrEP, the HIV-Prevention Medication, Work?

At the 22nd International AIDS Conference in Amsterdam last month, a group of researchers announced that, although their HIV-prevention trial isn’t over yet, they know that the treatment is going to be a success. This isn’t the first study of its kind to go extraordinarily well; a few years ago, a trial was stopped early because […]

Chingola Mayor warns Pastors discouraging people from taking HIV Drugs

Chingola Mayor warns Pastors discouraging people from taking HIV Drugs

Chingola Mayor Titus Tembo has cautioned clergymen that have a tendency of discouraging people living with HIV from not taking Antiretroviral drugs to stop doing so. Mr. Tembo says the cure for HIV has not yet been established hence the need for all those living with the virus to continue accessing drugs. He says this […]

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