NN: New research on antiretroviral therapy

The most recent (Aug. 6) issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association focused on HIV/AIDS (including the publication of the new CDC estimates on HIV incidence in the US); the first three medical stories listed here come from this journal.

New Treatment Guidelines For HIV Antiretroviral Therapy, Medical News Today (Aug. 4):
A group of doctors has published a revised set of recommendations for ARV therapy, stressing the importance of individualized care.

No Difference In Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy Between HIV-infected Injection Drug Users And Non-users, Medical News Today (Aug. 4):
New research contradicts the “current popular belief that IDUs [injection drug users] receive less benefit from the therapy than non-IDUs.” 

Anti-Tuberculosis Therapy Makes Some HIV Treatments Less Effective, Medical News Today (Aug. 4):
A study finds that some antiretroviral medications work better than others in patients who are also being treated by TB.

HIV vaccine ‘allows drug breaks’, BBC News (Aug. 4):
Scientists are testing a vaccine that may allow people living with HIV/AIDS to take a break from antiretroviral therapy (ART)  without ill effects.  If found to work, this could help reduce side effects from ART, save money, and “help delay the emergence of drug-resistant viruses.”

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~ by h.e.g. on August 4, 2008.

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