Research Shows Five-Drug Therapy No Different from Standard

Researchers are disappointed in announcing during the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections that an experimental treatment involving intensified antiretroviral drugs had no difference in effect compared to standard therapy for acute and early HIV. The experiment lasted 48 weeks, with one group of patients being given five experimental drugs and the other being treated […]

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Breastfeeding HIV-Infected Babies May Develop Resistance to ARV Drugs

A recent study shows that two-thirds of breastfeeding infants infected with HIV and born to mothers on antiretroviral therapy (ART) have developed resistance to one or more antiretroviral drugs. The research, which was published in PLos Medicine journal this month, was conducted by Clement Zeh of the Kisumu Breastfeeding Study. It shows that drug resistance […]

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30 Years Since AIDS Much Needs to be Done

On this week 30 years ago, the disease later to be known as AIDS was first diagnosed. From a group of gay men in Los Angeles, the disease has proven that it spares no one as it has spread across the world, especially in developing countries. As of now, there are 33.3 million people globally […]

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