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Hepatitis C

Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) and HIV/HCV Coinfection: A Critical Review of Research and Treatment

Table of Contents Credits Acknowledgements Dedication Foreword Volume I: Clinical Science Executive Summary Introduction I. Epidemiology of Hepatitis C II. Natural History of Hepatitis C III. Natural History of HCV in HIV Coinf...

The HIV Entry Ban: What's Next?

Nancy Ordover, Ph.D., has served on the International Task Team on HIV-Related Travel Restrictions, convened by UNAIDS and concerned with issues relating to the human rights, public health, and economic impact of HIV entry bars on immigrants, migrant...

Antiretroviral Drug Development in 2009

Although the HIV drug development pipeline in 2009 appears robust if you go by the numbers -- at least a dozen agents are in later stages (phases II and III) of clinical testing -- there are no obvious miracle drugs on the horizon and little that see...

Hepatitis C

Studying New Drugs for HCV

There are a large number of experimental drugs now being developed to treat hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. A race is on to find new HCV drugs because millions of people may one day require treatment, and the current generation of drugs are diffic...

News

The State of Access to Kaletra

In parts of the developing world, particularly in Africa, the price of antiretroviral drugs has come down dramatically over the past four or five years. A generic combination of nevirapine, lamivudine and stavudine used for first-line therapy can be ...

People Who Use Drugs

Methamphetamine and HIV

Introduction Meth in America What Does Meth Do? Who Uses Meth and Why? Meth and Sex: Increased Risk for HIV Transmission Epidemiology of HIV and Meth Meth and HIV in the Brain Treating the HIV Positive Meth User How Can Meth Addicti...

News Analysis

Uncertain Future for Early Access?

In the bad old days -- before effective combinations of HIV medications dramatically rolled back the tide of suffering and death from AIDS in this country -- informed patients-turned-activists helped institute a revolution in drug development that al...

Who Are the Elite Controllers?

Who are the elite controllers? No, they're not initiates of Yale's secretive Skull and Bones Society or members the Trilateral Commission. Elite controllers are people infected with HIV who have been able to suppress their virus without using antiret...

People Who Use Drugs

Treating Crystal Meth Dependency: An Interview With Yves-Michel Fontaine

BH: What can be done to treat methamphetamine dependency? YMF: Right now there is no silver bullet for treating meth dependency, but most places are using cognitive behavioral therapy and motivational interviewing. What are those? Cognitive behavi...

People Who Use Drugs

Speed Nation: Methamphetamine, HIV and Hepatitis

"This conference is amazing." It was a comment heard again and again from speakers at the podium and attendees in the corridors of the First National Conference on Methamphetamine, HIV, and Hepatitis. In mid-August 2005, over 900 people jammed into ...