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TAF Re-Introduction: A Top HIV Clinical Development of 2013 Img

TAF Re-Introduction: A Top HIV Clinical Development of 2013

Just picture the ad copy: "New and improved! It's tenofovir, but less bone depleting and renal threatening." Tenofovir alafenamide fumarate (TAF) is a pro-drug of tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (what we call tenofovir or TDF, itself a pro-drug of actu...

At Last, PEP Modernization: A Top HIV Clinical Development of 2013 Img
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At Last, PEP Modernization: A Top HIV Clinical Development of 2013

The estimable Paul Sax, M.D., from Brigham and Women's Hospital (a leading force in the break-the-routine CD4+ monitoring movement) called them, "The world's most outdated guidelines." Many health care providers demonstrated their disdain by ignoring...

HCV Revolution: A Top HIV Clinical Development of 2013 Img
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HCV Revolution: A Top HIV Clinical Development of 2013

We have been here before: A new, deadly virus is found to be spreading; treatments are developed, but are toxic, plus they have limited efficacy; and then, all of a sudden, there is a breakthrough and potent therapies spill onto the market, offering ...

No Excess Death Among HIV-Infected People -- as Long as CD4+ Cell Counts Are Kept Close to Normal Img

No Excess Death Among HIV-Infected People -- as Long as CD4+ Cell Counts Are Kept Close to Normal

From our JournalView Research Alert service on TheBodyPRO.com: A new study gives us the most conclusive evidence to date that HIV-positive people who take their meds and keep their CD4 count above 500 are just as healthy overall as HIV-negative peopl...

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Protein in urine

I just had blood labs and a 24 hour urine test done and it's come back with results that I don't understand. IgG: 3680mg/dl; albumin: 3.0g/dl; total protein: 8.8g/dl; urine total protein: 144.0 mg/tv. It shows on the paperwork from the lab that my pr...

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HIV JournalView: September 2012

We tell our patients that HIV has become like other chronic diseases -- and, largely, we believe it. These patients are aging along with us, and clinic visits have become more like routine checkups with continued praise for undetectable viral loads a...

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Incarcerated People

Two Epidemics: Incarceration and HIV

How did HIV and our criminal justice system become so well acquainted? The answer involves Darwinian evolution, 1980s era AIDS activists, the science of viral transmission, and Richard Nixon -- a confluence of seemingly unrelated events, crossed with...

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Top 10 HIV/AIDS-Related Clinical Developments of 2011

David Wohl, M.D., takes an in-depth look at this year's most critical HIV-related studies, and explains how each one may change how we prevent and treat HIV in 2012 and beyond. (Fair warning: This article can get pretty technical, but each story has ...

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HIV Wellness Series: Ready, Set ... When?

Just exactly when the optimal time is to start HIV medications is hotly debated, with the heat supplied by a clash between the need to balance the benefits and toxicities of antiretroviral therapy (ART) and provocative new data pointing to the danger...

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Viewpoints

An Evaluation of Routine HIV Testing and Its Impact on HAART Initiation

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Introduction Motivation for CDC HIV Testing Recommendations Prevalence of Undiagnosed HIV Infection Remains High Presenting to Care With Advanced HIV Disease Failing to Test for HIV in Middle-Income People Diagnosed With AI...