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PleasePrEPMe.org and Project Inform Launch New PrEP Navigation Manual in California

"Helping People Access PrEP: A Frontline Provider Manual on PrEP Research, Care and Navigation" provides a wide range of information to aid the daily work that frontline staff engage in to support PrEP access and adherence.

New Maturation Inhibitor BMS-176 Shows Potent Control of HIV in Small Study Img
IAS (International AIDS Society) Conference

New Maturation Inhibitor BMS-176 Shows Potent Control of HIV in Small Study

Maturation inhibitors act at the last step of the HIV life cycle and keep the protein known as Gag from helping the virus to mature and become infectious. No other drugs of this type have yet made it to market.

New NNRTI Doravirine as Effective as Efavirenz in People New to HIV Treatment Img
IAS (International AIDS Society) Conference

New NNRTI Doravirine as Effective as Efavirenz in People New to HIV Treatment

The new NNRTI doravirine may offer benefits over the other approved NNRTIs, rilpivirine (Edurant) and efavirenz (Sustiva, Stocrin), neither of which are recommended as first-line treatment in the U.S.

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HIV ffects blood circulation similar to smoking

In an oral presentation at CROI 2009 in Montreal, Canada, information from three studies (FRAM, CARDIA and MESA) show that HIV infection increases the risk that someone will develop hardening of the arteries, or a progressive thickening and hardening...

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Conference Coverage

Acyclovir: The Next New HIV Drug?

In two poster presentations at CROI 2009 in Montreal, Canada, acyclovir, a drug used to treat herpes, shows that it also inhibits HIV during the reverse transcription (RT) step in the virus's life cycle. Two studies looked at how acyclovir affected t...

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Cancer

Peculiar Type of KS Emerges in Healthier Individuals

In a poster presentation at the joint 2008 ICAAC/IDSA meeting in Washington, DC, a recent study described a peculiar type of Kaposi's Sarcoma (KS) beginning to emerge in healthy people with HIV. These individuals report higher CD4 counts (>300) and l...

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Conference Coverage

Intriguing IL2 Study Results May Offer Unique Solution

Results from a study of IL2 (interleukin-2) garnered substantial interest from a full audience today at the International AIDS Conference in Mexico City. Though IL2 is the most studied immune based therapy, its usefulness as an adjunct for HIV therap...

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Conference Coverage

Milk Thistle May Help Improve Liver Health in People With HIV and Hepatitis C

Those co-infected with HIV and hepatitis C (HCV) can face significant challenges with sustaining their liver health. This is due to how the two viruses affect the liver over time as well as the ongoing side effects from taking drugs that treat the tw...

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Can You Safely Have Sex Without a Condom? A Calm, Careful Look at the Evidence

In January 2008, the Swiss AIDS Commission issued a controversial report on the transmission of HIV in heterosexual mixed status couples. The report stated that HIV is not likely to be passed on when the positive partner fully adhered to a potent HIV...

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Tuberculosis

Science Uncovers "Couch Potato" Type of Fat and Lazy TB

The global tuberculosis (TB) epidemic is in enormous need of newer ways to combat the disease. Each year, 9 million people develop TB and about 2 million die. Newer drug resistant and multi-drug resistant strains are complicating treatment efforts wo...