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HIVMA issues recommendations on HIV tests, procedures

HIVMA issues recommendations on HIV tests, procedures
February 13, 2016

The HIV Medicine Association issued recommendations for HIV tests and procedures that are frequently conducted, yet not always necessary, according to a press release.

The recommendations are part of the ABIM Foundation’s Choosing Wisely campaign, which aims to develop patient-friendly resource materials and encourages conversations between patients and medical providers about avoiding unnecessary care.

Obama administration proposes increased funding for antibiotic resistance, sustained investments for HIV

February 12, 2016
Members of the Infectious Diseases Society of America were “encouraged” by a $43 million increase in federal funding proposed by President Barack
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Health care rates, costs high in HCV/HIV patients who failed prior treatment

February 11, 2016
In a retrospective cohort study, patients with HCV/HIV co-infection with mild infection who did not achieve sustained virologic response from previous therapy for HCV…

CDC recognizes National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day 2016

February 7, 2016
National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is recognized annually on Feb. 7 to raise awareness of HIV/AIDS and reduce the disproportionate impact of the infection on blacks…
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The Patient at Risk for HIV Infection

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Evolution of HIV Treatment: How to Start, How to Switch, How to Treat HIV/HCV Co-infection

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Gilead Sciences Medical Affairs.

Improvements in antiretroviral therapy (ART) continue to be made with the development of simplified, single-tablet…
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HIVMA issues recommendations on HIV tests, procedures

February 13, 2016
The HIV Medicine Association issued recommendations for HIV tests and procedures that are frequently conducted, yet not always necessary, according…

Obama administration proposes increased funding for antibiotic resistance, sustained investments for HIV

February 12, 2016
Members of the Infectious Diseases Society of America were “encouraged” by a $43 million increase in federal funding proposed by…
In the Journals

Health care rates, costs high in HCV/HIV patients who failed prior treatment

February 11, 2016
In a retrospective cohort study, patients with HCV/HIV co-infection with mild infection who did not achieve sustained virologic response from…

CDC recognizes National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day 2016

February 7, 2016
National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is recognized annually on Feb. 7 to raise awareness of HIV/AIDS and reduce the disproportionate impact of the…

House committee hearing investigates recent drug price hikes

February 5, 2016
In a recent hearing, members of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform questioned representatives from Turing Pharmaceuticals and…
In the Journals

US blacks infrequently receive consistent HIV care

February 4, 2016
From 2011 to 2013, blacks living in the United States less frequently received ongoing HIV medical care than patients of other ethnicities, according…

Lawsuit against Gilead alleges tenofovir patent manipulation

February 2, 2016
AIDS Healthcare Foundation recently filed a federal lawsuit against Gilead Sciences accusing the company of patent system manipulation for various…
In the Journals

Viread resistance common in many low-, middle-income countries

January 28, 2016
Viread resistance appears to be emerging frequently among HIV patients facing virologic failure, with resistant strains affecting as many as 60% of…
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‘Start-up syndrome’ affects some Truvada users for short period

January 28, 2016
Study data suggest a small portion of new pre-exposure prophylaxis users experience gastrointestinal symptoms that could impact adherence, although…
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Antiretrovirals may increase risk for ESLD, HCC in patients with HIV

January 26, 2016
The cumulative use of several antiretrovirals, including d-drugs Zerit, Videx, Viread and Agenerase, were independently associated with increased…
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