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April 28, 2015

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April 28, 2015

Alcohol Use Disorders Stronger Predictor of Mortality Than Chronic Hepatitis C Virus Infection

Apr. 25, 2015 — Scientists show that alcohol use disorders (AUD) have a serious, negative prognostic outcome with higher mortality risks in the general population and patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection ... read more

Daclatasvir-Sofosbuvir Combination Highly Effective and Well Tolerated in Patients With Hepatitis C

Apr. 23, 2015 — Phase III results show that once-daily treatment with daclatasvir plus sofosbuvir resulted in an overall 97 percent sustained virologic response at 12 weeks post-treatment in patients with hepatitis ... read more

Apr. 20, 2015 — A potential cure for hepatitis B virus infections has been found with a promising new treatment proving 100 per cent successful in eliminating the infection in preclinical models. Australian patients ... read more

Detecting Cryptosporidium in China

Apr. 14, 2015 — For a healthy individual, an infection of Cryptosporidium parvum may mean nothing more than a few days of bad diarrhea. For someone with a compromised immune system, it can mean death, following an ... read more

Ebola Analysis Finds Virus Hasn't Become Deadlier, Yet

Apr. 13, 2015 — Research using cutting edge computer analysis reveals that despite mutating, Ebola hasn't evolved to become deadlier since the first outbreak 40 years ago. The surprising results demonstrate ... read more

Apr. 13, 2015 — The human immune system can handle large bursts of HIV activity and so it should be possible to cure HIV with a 'kick and kill' strategy, finds new ... read more

Specific Cells in Female Reproductive Tract Display Susceptibility to HIV Infection

Apr. 9, 2015 — Some portions of the female reproductive tract are more likely to be infected by HIV, particularly the ectocervix compared to the endometrium, researchers have discovered. "We now want to ... read more

Apr. 8, 2015 — In the first results to emerge from HIV patient trials of a new generation of so-called broadly neutralizing antibodies, researchers have found the experimental therapy can dramatically reduce the ... read more

Apr. 8, 2015 — The African archipelago nation of Cabo Verde could bring its HIV epidemic under control within 10 years by ramping up a combination of four interventions already underway, according to projections ... read more

Epidemiology of HIV-1 Transmitted Drug Resistance

Apr. 7, 2015 — Only a limited number of surveillance drug-resistance mutations are responsible for most instances of non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor- and nucleoside reverse transcriptase ... read more

Limited Mutations Found to Be Involved in Transmission of Drug-Resistant HIV

Apr. 7, 2015 — In the largest study of its kind to date, researchers have found that worldwide only a limited number of mutations are responsible for most cases of transmission of drug-resistant HIV. HIV, the virus ... read more

Purging a Virus from Organ Transplants

Apr. 7, 2015 — The switch that can awake a dormant cytomegalovirus, a dreadful pathogen in immuno-compromised patients, has been identified by scientists. The switch can be controlled with common drugs, opening a ... read more

Providers Have Mixed Feelings About Prescribing HIV Prevention

Apr. 6, 2015 — People at substantial ongoing risk for HIV have a prevention option in addition to practicing safer sex: pre-exposure prophylaxis. Proactively taking a regimen of an HIV antiviral medication helps ... read more

HIV Linked to Age-Accelerating Cellular Changes

Apr. 6, 2015 — HIV induces age-associated changes to the DNA, which in turn lead to earlier onset of age-related illnesses such as some cancers, renal and kidney disease, frailty, osteoporosis and neurocognitive ... read more

HIV Spreads Like Internet Malware and Should Be Treated Earlier

Apr. 2, 2015 — A new model for HIV progression finds that it spreads in a similar way to some computer worms and predicts that early treatment is key to staving off AIDS. HIV specialists and network security ... read more

Researchers Dramatically Improve ART Adherence for Minority Persons Living With HIV/AIDS

Apr. 2, 2015 — Up to 60% of persons living with HIV (PLHA) in the U.S. are neither taking antiretroviral therapy (ART) nor well engaged in HIV primary care, with racial/ethnic minorities more likely to experience ... read more

Apr. 2, 2015 — The World Health Organisation declared the Ebola virus outbreak a public health emergency in August 2014; since then the development of vaccines against Ebola virus has been fast ... read more

A Risk Score for Chronic Kidney Disease Can Inform Choice of HIV Medications

Mar. 31, 2015 — Both traditional and HIV-related risk factors can predict the likelihood of developing chronic kidney disease (CKD), according to a new study. In the study, researchers developed and validated a risk ... read more

Mar. 31, 2015 — Women who are abused by their partner or ex-partner are much less likely to use contraception; this exposes them to sexually transmitted diseases and leads to more frequent unintended pregnancies and ... read more

HIV Patients Experience Better Kidney Transplant Outcomes Than Hepatitis C Patients

Mar. 31, 2015 — HIV (human immunodeficiency virus)-positive kidney transplant patients experienced superior outcomes when compared to kidney transplant patients with Hepatitis C and those infected with both HIV and ... read more

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