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Switching to Stribild From Non-Nuke or Protease Inhibitor Regimens Works Well

So with all the positive news about integrase inhibitors in initial HIV treatment, is it safe to switch patients from other NNRTI (non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor)- or PI (protease inhibitor)-based regimens to integrase inhibitor regim...

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5 ID/HIV Things to Be Grateful for This Holiday Season

I was speaking with a British colleague the other day, and she was remarking how jealous she was that we get a Thanksgiving holiday each year. Starting with a long whine (or moan, as they would say) about the pressures, commercialization, cost, and r...

Lipids Respond Well to Switch From Boosted PI to Rilpivirine/Tenofovir/Emtricitabine (Complera), Study Finds Img
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Lipids Respond Well to Switch From Boosted PI to Rilpivirine/Tenofovir/Emtricitabine (Complera), Study Finds

Many people who had high lipid levels while taking common HIV treatment regimens that included a protease inhibitor, such as Prezista or Reyataz, saw remarkable improvements after the switch.

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Statin Use in HIV-Positive People

At CROI 2013, statins use in HIV management was the focus of a poster discussion and two late breaker oral presentations.

Most usefully, this poster session included an overview by Steven Grinspoon from Massachusetts General Hospital prior to the ma...

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Nevirapine-Containing ART Does Not Reduce Combined Oral Contraceptive Effectiveness

Nevirapine is associated with a 30% decrease in contraceptive hormone levels in pharmacokinetic (PK) studies. Adequately powered studies have not previously been conducted to assess clinical outcomes, such as ovulation, in women receiving concomitant...

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Trip Gulick's Parody of "Do-Re-Mi" Featuring the HIV Antiretroviral Pantheon (Lyrics)

Roy M. "Trip" Gulick, M.D., a professor of medicine and the chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases at Weill Medical College of Cornell University, took the stage at the opening session of the inaugural IDWeek conference to accept the HIV Medici...

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HIV and Its Treatment

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FDA-Approved Anti-HIV Medications

Antiretroviral therapy (ART) is the recommended treatment for HIV infection. ART involves taking a combination of anti-HIV medications (a regimen) daily. A regimen contains three or more anti-HIV medications from at least two different drug classes. ...

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Hepatitis C

Considering HIV and HCV Drug Interactions

Boceprevir and telaprevir interact with some drugs used for HIV treatment (and vice versa). Most drug-drug interaction studies have been conducted using healthy HCV- and HIV-negative volunteers. Based on results from these studies, pharmacologists an...

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Hepatitis C

HIV and Boceprevir Drug Interactions

Phase III clinical trials tend to enroll carefully selected patients who have few or mild-to-moderate pre-existing health conditions. In practice, once a drug is licensed, a wide variety of patients, some of whom may have multiple health conditions, ...