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Categories Covered:HIV Case Management and Social Work, HIV Basic Science and Pathogenesis, Adverse Events, Comorbidities, and HIV, HIV Testing, HIV Epidemiology, HIV and Mental Health Care, Tipranavir (Aptivus), PrEP (HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis), HIV Prevention Methods, HIV Policy and Advocacy, HIV Treatment Strategies, Providing Quality HIV Care, Nevirapine (Viramune), Atazanavir (Reyataz), HIV Care and Services Outside the US, FDA-Approved HIV Medications, Switching or Stopping HIV Treatment, HIV Treatments in Development, Etravirine (Intelence), Ritonavir (Norvir), Stavudine (d4T, Zerit), Zidovudine (AZT, Retrovir), Emtricitabine/Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate (Truvada), Abacavir/Lamivudine (Epzicom, Kivexa), Abacavir/Lamivudine/Zidovudine (Trizivir), Abacavir (Ziagen), First-Line HIV Treatment, Managing HIV Drug Resistance, Meeting the Costs of HIV Care, Enfuvirtide (T-20, Fuzeon), PEP (HIV Post-Exposure Prophylaxis)
Summary: KP-1461, an experimental HIV drug already in a phase II trial, works so differently from other antiretrovirals that at first glance it looked like science fiction, and we found it hard to take seriously as a current possibility today. In fac...
AIDS Treatment News publishes a buyers' club list each December. For a short overview and introduction to the meaning, history, and services of these organizations, see AIDS Treatment News #309, December 18, 1998.
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The FDA has asked the pharmaceutical industry for help in testing technology to track drugs electronically through the supply chain to prevent drug counterfeiting -- a huge worldwide problem that mushroomed in the U.S. several years ago, centered esp...
Many thousands of people could not continue filling even their current prescriptions after the new Medicare Part D (prescription drug coverage) started January 1, 2006. Many thousands are wrongly being told to pay hundreds of dollars, when they are o...
Today's pharmaceutical research and development has two huge problems, one widely recognized and the other often missed.
1. New-Drug Prices
Under the current system most of the world's people will have no access to new, patented drugs for up to 20...
Tipranavir (brand name Aptivus), a protease inhibitor that usually works against HIV that is resistant to other protease inhibitors, was recommended for approval by the FDA's Antiviral Drugs Advisory Committee at a meeting on May 19, 2005. The drug, ...
Each month, almost 700 low-income Americans living with HIV apply to become clients of the AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP), which pays for anti-HIV medications to treat those without health insurance (or without adequate coverage). Unlike with Me...
Years ago Hoffmann-LaRoche (now Roche) developed an experimental drug that blocked the HIV protein Tat in laboratory tests. But it did not work against HIV in patients, for reasons that were then unknown. Though scientists considered this kind of ant...
This study of kidney and liver transplantation for persons with HIV, by 19 transplant centers with funding from the U.S. National Institutes of Health, is currently running and is open for new people. Even for patients who do not need a transplant im...
SculptraTM (marketed in some countries as New FillTM) was approved in August 2004 by the FDA "for restoration and/or correction of the signs of facial fat loss (lipoatrophy) in people with human immunodeficiency virus." It was approved narrowly for t...