HIV prevention drugs could delay diagnosis if you get infected

HIV prevention drugs could delay diagnosis if you get infected

By Clare Wilson HIV tests may be giving incorrect negative results for several months in people taking pills that cut the risk of catching the virus – which could let people pass the infection on to others because they believe they are HIV-free. Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is a combination of two drugs that reduce the […]

New simulation approach predicts efficacy of HIV-prophylaxis medications

New simulation approach predicts efficacy of HIV-prophylaxis medications

June 18, 2018 Researchers demonstrate new modeling framework and use it to predict efficacy of different prophylaxis strategies A new mathematical simulation approach predicts the efficacy of pre- and post-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) medications, which help prevent HIV infection. The framework, presented in PLOS Computational Biology by Sulav Duwal and Max von Kleist of Freie Universität […]

Hong Kong scientists say new research points to 'functional cure' for HIV

Hong Kong scientists say new research points to 'functional cure' for HIV

HONG KONG (Reuters) – A team of AIDS researchers in Hong Kong says its new research, tested on mice, indicates a functional cure for HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, eventually leading to a new antibody that could be used for both prevention and treatment. The findings, published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, come […]

Alcohol-Addiction Drug Seems to Help Retroviral Compliance and Suppress HIV Levels

Alcohol-Addiction Drug Seems to Help Retroviral Compliance and Suppress HIV Levels

Researchers at Yale University recently published research in the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (JAIDS) that found patients receiving a drug for alcohol addiction aided in retroviral treatment compliance and seemed to help suppress HIV levels. The researchers, led by Sandra Springer, associate professor of Medicine (AIDS) and associate clinical professor of nursing, […]

CDC: Fentanyl drastically impacting the HIV outbreak in Merrimack Valley

CDC: Fentanyl drastically impacting the HIV outbreak in Merrimack Valley

0 CDC: Fentanyl drastically impacting the HIV outbreak in Merrimack Valley LAWRENCE, Mass. – The number of HIV infections is rising in Lowell and Lawrence, with 68 new infections reported since the start of 2017. The main cause? Drug users sharing syringes or using dirty needles.  The opioid related HIV outbreak in the Merrimack Valley […]

Herpes Vaccines Flop. What About Drugs? Pritelivir: A Page From The AIDS Playbook

Herpes Vaccines Flop. What About Drugs? Pritelivir: A Page From The AIDS Playbook

Based on the recent demise of experimental vaccines from Genocea and Vical the prospects for a therapeutic vaccine for genital herpes look mighty bleak at this time. So, for most patients who need treatment valacyclovir (Valtrex) is the only choice (1,2). It works well for most people, but not for everyone. DRUGS VS. VACCINES FOR TREATMENT OF […]

Glaxo Two-Drug HIV Combo Meets Primary Endpoint in Phase III

Glaxo Two-Drug HIV Combo Meets Primary Endpoint in Phase III

GlaxoSmithKline plc’s (GSK – Free Report) HIV company, ViiV Healthcare announced that the two late-stage studies testing its two-drug HIV regimen of dolutegravir (Tivicay) and lamivudine (Epivir) met the primary endpoint. The two phase III studies, GEMINI-1 and GEMINI-2, evaluated the two-drug regimen in treatment naïve – those who have not received prior antiviral therapy […]