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Studies examine switch to TAF-based regimens in patients with renal impairment

July 26, 2016

ART regimens composed of elvitegravir, cobicistat, emtricitabine and tenofovir alafenamide may be a safe and effective option for adults with HIV who also have renal impairment, or are at risk for renal impairment, according to data from two studies presented at ASM Microbe 2016.

Both studies examined the efficacy of a single-tablet regimen of elvitegravir, cobicistat, emtricitabine and tenofovir alafenamide (TAF; E/C/F/TAF) as a switch from existing therapy. were presented during a session on ART for prevention and treatment.

FDA News

FDA updates fluoroquinolone safety warnings

July 26, 2016
The FDA has approved changes to the labels of several fluoroquinolones warning of several disabling and potentially permanent side effects when taken by mouth or…
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Novel HCV DAAs could be mass-produced under $90 per person

July 26, 2016
If international donors place larger orders, novel direct-acting antivirals to treat hepatitis C could be mass-produced for under $90 per person, according to an…
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Guest Commentary: Limited Medicaid expansion leaves many blacks, women with HIV uninsured

July 26, 2016
In this guest commentary, Adaora Adimora, MD, MPH, FIDSA, professor of medicine and epidemiology at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and immediate past
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FDA approves Viekira XR for HCV genotype 1

July 26, 2016
The FDA has approved a new drug application for Viekira XR — an extended-release, coformulation of the active ingredients in Viekira Pak — for the treatment…
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The Patient with Norovirus Infection

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Norovirus is highly contagious, highly persistent and often remains present after disinfection. This educational…
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Question 14: Why is Bloating Such a Problem in Patients With IBS?

From Curbside Consultation in IBS: 49 Clinical Questions
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VIDEO: Presentation highlights ‘current epidemic’ of syphilis among patients with HIV, importance of screening for STIs

June 28, 2016
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