Hiv care

WHO 2021 report on HIV drug resistance released

WHO’s latest report on HIV drug resistance gives a detailed picture of the extent of the growth in drug resistance and the steps countries are taking to ensure people receive effective drugs to treat and prevent HIV. The report found that by 2020, 64% of target countries (countries with a …

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Magic Johnson Praises God For Long Life Despite HIV Diagnosis

Through Nicole alcindor, CP Reporter | Sunday 21 November 2021 Magic and Cookie Johnson chat with “CBS Mornings” co-host Gayle King to discuss their lives 30 years after the former NBA player was diagnosed with HIV on November 10, 2021. | Screenshot: YouTube / “CBS Mornings” Magic Johnson expressed his …

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Argentinian woman living with HIV ‘clears’ virus without treatment

Esperanza’s patient, named after her hometown in Argentina, was diagnosed with HIV-1 in 2013, but after eight years of follow-up checks and a total of ten commercial viral load tests, no signs of infection active virus was found in his results, as well as no evidence of disease associated with …

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What is the life cycle of HIV? Target stages of antiretroviral drugs

HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) is an infection that affects approximately 1.2 million people in the United States. The infection is very difficult to treat because the virus combines its genetic information with the genetic information of a type of white blood cell called CD4 cells. HIV can continue to replicate …

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Rowan County native wins national award for HIV / AIDS treatment – Salisbury Post

SALISBURY – When Wesley Thompson looks back on his medical career so far, he can point to several distinct moments that have shaped his path. The first and most influential came when he was a graduate student at Duke University Hospital in 1985. Charged with drawing blood from an AIDS …

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Wellness Center Resource Guide

By Eisha ShahUpdated Nov 9, 2021 10:19 PM CTPosted Nov 10, 2021 at 7:09 am CT Amid a pandemic and an increase in the number of students struggling with mental health issues, Loyola’s wellness center is in high demand. The wellness center saw an 11% increase in the number of …

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Kidney patients rally for more disease research and innovation

WASHINGTON, November 8, 2021 / PRNewswire / – The American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP), the largest independent organization of kidney patients in the country, recently held its 46e Annual National Patient Meeting, a virtual experience that broke all previous attendance records and engaged kidney patients through United States and …

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Who can get the third dose of vaccine now? – NBC Chicago

Booster shots of the COVID-19 vaccine are available for millions of people in the United States, but what qualifies you to receive the third dose? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention approved additional doses of the country’s three vaccines last month, prompting Chicago-area health departments to create plans to …

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Maraviroc and metformin fail to control NAFLD in people living with HIV

The MAVMET study, the first randomized controlled trial of maraviroc (Selzentry) with or without metformin, failed to reduce liver fat in people living with HIV and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease compared to placebo – and in some cases prolonged use actually increased liver fat. And that means clinicians like Yvonne …

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New study evaluating how a history of COVID-19 may affect mRNA vaccine response

The AIDS Clinical Trials Group (ACTG), the world’s largest HIV research network, which recently expanded its scope to include the evaluation of outpatient treatment of COVID-19[female[feminine, today announced the launch of A5404, a clinical trial investigating how a previous infection with SARS-CoV-2 and receiving either an investigational COVID-19 treatment or …

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