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Rage, Rage Against the Dying of the Light

HIV infection had ravaged Amber's immune system, but not her spirit. Here: her story told by the physician who continues to walk with her.

HIV AIDS

In patients diagnosed with HIV, early linkage to and retention in continuous HIV medical care are the most important components of care shown to improve health outcomes in this population.

Based on 2013 clinical guidelines, nearly three-quarters of HIV-infected patients with dangerous subclinical atherosclerotic plaque would not be considered for statin therapy, a new study finds.

HIV-infected patients have a twofold increased risk for MI vs HIV-negative patients. While many are treated for common risk factors, many of those do not reach clinical targets.

A once daily MVC plus DRV/r regimen had an effective role in antiretroviral drug-pretreated individuals with controlled HIV infection in this trial. In an aging HIV-infected population, with increasing comorbidities, this combination could be a safer option than standard triple therapy. More here.

It now seems probable that most people with HCV infection can be cured—even if they are co-infected with HIV. But the "cost" of cure is expensive. This author concludes that many new regimens are cost effective and should not be withheld or made difficult to obtain by insurance companies and other payors.

A pseudo-tampon that delivers an antiretroviral drug is now being studied as a form of pre-exposure prophylaxis for women at high risk for HIV infection.

A new study found a high rate of peripheral neuropathy in antiretroviral-naive patients within 3 months after HIV infection.

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