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Link between HIV and elevated CV risk further confirmed

Link between HIV and elevated CV risk further confirmed
HIV-infected individuals are surviving longer due to effective antiretroviral therapy, and CVD has emerged as a leading cause of morbidity and mortality. However, the mechanisms for increased risk are incompletely understood,” Wendy Post, MD, professor of medicine at Johns Hopkins University, said ...

New HIV infections halved after scale-up of HIV treatment, circumcision, in Uganda's hardest-hit ...

New HIV infections halved after scale-up of HIV treatment, circumcision, in Uganda's hardest-hit ...
- The rate of new HIV infections has halved since 2011 in a Ugandan community following large increases in male circumcision, antiretroviral treatment and viral suppression, Frank Kagaayi of the Rakai Health Sciences Program told the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections in Boston ...

Alzheimer's will be treatable like HIV, predicts €1m science laureate Michel Goedert

Alzheimer's will be treatable like HIV, predicts €1m science laureate Michel Goedert
- Alzheimer's disease will be managed like HIV with several drugs that curb or prevent its symptoms, a leading dementia researcher believes. Scientists said they were optimistic that the incurable form of dementia, which affects at least 500,000 people in the UK, would be reined in, if not defeated, by the ...

Use of HIV Prevention Drug Grows, but Lags Among Minorities

Use of HIV Prevention Drug Grows, but Lags Among Minorities
- Eric Russell, 24, recently joined a health support group for young Latino and black gay men, where he learned about the HIV-prevention pill known as PrEP. He resisted the medication at first, convinced he didn't need it and fearful that taking it would stigmatize him. But after Russell learned more about ...

US Approves China-Made Biological HIV Drug

US Approves China-Made Biological HIV Drug
- A biologically-based alternative HIV treatment developed in Taiwan and manufactured in China has won approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), becoming the first such made-in-China drug to receive such approval, its producers said on Wednesday. Ibalizumab-uiyk, which also ...

FDA Approves Therapy for Previously Treated HIV Patients

FDA Approves Therapy for Previously Treated HIV Patients
- The approved indication for the antiretroviral medication is adult patients who have tried multiple HIV medications in the past and whose infections cannot be successfully treated with other currently available therapies, including those with multidrug-resistant (MDR) HIV. Ibalizumab-uiyk is to be ...

HSRC to collaborate with Angola's Development Workshop to look at building sustainable cities

HSRC to collaborate with Angola's Development Workshop to look at building sustainable cities
- According to estimates by UN-Habitat at least 200 million people live in informal human settlements in Africa which accounts for more than 60% of the urban population. These numbers increase on an annual basis by several million. South Africans living in these ...

Tillerson to Africa on a damage-control mission for Trump

Tillerson to Africa on a damage-control mission for Trump
- Trump hasn't announced a signature initiative to help the continent, such as the PEPFAR program for HIV/AIDS that George W. Bush started, and many of his sweeping budget cuts affect overseas programs that disproportionately help Africa. Tillerson did announce Tuesday $533 million in “additional ...

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