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January 31, 2013
CD4 Tests Aren’t Needed More Than Once a Year If HIV Is Suppressed
When HIV is suppressed, the event of CD4 cells dropping significantly is so unlikely that CD4 tests more than yearly are probably unnecessary.
January 30, 2013
Federally Funded Health Centers Fail to Routinely Test for HIV
Only a fifth of federally funded safety net health providers are testing all patients between ages 13 and 64 for HIV, despite CDC recommendations to do so.
HIV Meds Can Still Benefit Those with Triple-Class Failure
People with HIV who have experienced triple-class treatment failure can still reap benefits from treatment if medications lower their viral load even somewhat.
January 29, 2013
HIV Tests Can Be Conducted Through a Mobile Device
A new mobile device can use a simple finger prick to provide rapid HIV test results that can then be synchronized with patient medical records.
January 28, 2013
Gilead Begins Phase III Studies of Low-Dose Prodrug Tenofovir Alafenamide
Gilead Sciences has begun two Phase III clinical trials of a single-tablet, once-a-day antiretroviral regimen containing tenofovir alafenamide fumarate.
January 25, 2013
Stanford’s Gene Therapy Helps Block HIV’s Ability to Bind to CD4s
Scientists at Stanford University School of Medicine have created an advanced method of engineering CD4 cells to resist HIV infection.
January 24, 2013
U.K. Throws Weight Behind Treatment as Prevention Model
Two British HIV groups have stated that successful HIV treatment makes the likelihood of transmitting the virus among straight couples "extremely low."
January 23, 2013
Undetectable Viral Load Essentially Eliminates Transmission Risk in Straight Couples
Heterosexual serodiscordant couples have an almost non-existent risk of HIV transmission if the HIV-positive partner has an undetectable viral load.
January 22, 2013
HIV Treatment During Primary Infection Raises CD4s—and Further Questions
Treating HIV within four to six months after infection helps raise CD4 counts, but studies have not yet produced a solid argument for such early treatment.
January 18, 2013
New Look at Failed 2009 Vaccine Study Yields Promising Leads
Further study into the sole HIV vaccine trial to demonstrate moderate effectiveness has yielded new findings that may point to a future vaccine.
January 17, 2013
Text Messages May Not Improve Adherence to HIV Medications
A new study has found that motivational text messages do not improve adherence to HIV medications in resource-poor settings.
January 16, 2013
Generic HIV Meds Could Save U.S. $1B a Year, But Risk Lowering Adherence
New generic HIV medications could save the U.S. health care system $1 billion a year, but may also raise the likelihood of treatment failure.
January 15, 2013
U.S. Has Poorer Health, Higher HIV Rates Compared With Wealthy Nations
When compared with other industrialized nations, Americans have a lower life expectancy, as well as increased rates of injury and disease.
January 14, 2013
U.S. Flu Deaths Reach Epidemic Levels; CDC Pushes Flu Shots
This winter’s flu season is proving particularly dangerous, with deaths appearing to reach epidemic levels. The CDC recommends all receive flu shots.
January 11, 2013
Protease Inhibitors During First Trimester Raise Risk of Premature Births
Pregnant women’s use of protease inhibitors, but not nukes or non-nukes, in the first trimester increases their risk of premature birth by over half.
January 10, 2013
Conditions Outside of AIDS Pose Significant Threat to People With HIV
Non-AIDS-related conditions are a significant cause of sickness and death among people with HIV, in particular psychiatric, liver, cancer, kidney and cardiovascular conditions.
January 09, 2013
Therapeutic HIV Vaccine Achieves 'Proof of Concept' in Small Trial
A small clinical trial of a therapeutic HIV vaccine temporarily lowered viral levels in HIV-positive participants.
January 08, 2013
Quadruple Dose of Flu Vaccine Works Better Among People With HIV
Giving a high dose of flu vaccine to people with HIV helps erase the deficit of flu protection they appear to experience compared with the general population.
January 07, 2013
HIV Med Selzentry (Maraviroc) Found to Fight Staph Infection
The HIV antiretroviral Selzentry (maraviroc) combats the potentially lethal pathogen Staphylococcus aureus, the bacterium that causes staph infections.
January 04, 2013
Researchers Discover How HIV Binds to Dendritic 'Carrier' Immune Cells
Scientists have identified the precise protein on the surface of dendritic immune cells that HIV binds to in order to gain entry, and the discovery could lead to the development of meds that attack HIV outside of its life cycle within CD4 cells.
January 03, 2013
FDA Approves First Drug to Treat Diarrhea in People With HIV
It is derived from the sap of the Croton lechleri plant, commonly known as the Peruvian dragon’s blood tree. 
January 02, 2013
Traditional Risk Factors Drive Heart Disease in People with HIV
Higher rates of subclinical cardiovascular disease among people with HIV are driven more by traditional risk factors than by HIV-related factors
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