Archive for October, 2010

Older HIV Patients Have More Health Problems

With better treatments that enable patients with HIV live longer comes with the consequence of taking a larger bite out of the health care system, a new report states. Apart from the virus, people suffering from HIV are also afflicted with a variety of other symptoms that also require health care. In a survey of […]

FDA Warns Against Pairing HIV Drugs

The American Food and Drug Administration has reiterated its warning against combining commonly-prescribed antiretroviral drugs Invirase and Norvir for HIV patients as it may cause life-threatening cardiac side effects has updated the label warnings for both drugs. The new labeling requirement was doen after the FDA warned last February that the drugs, when taken together, […]

Adult Film Actor Tested Positive for HIV

An HIV/ AIDS organization is petitioning to all adult entertainment companies in Southern California to suspend production after an adult film actor was tested positive for HIV last week. Michael Weinstein, president of AIDS Healthcare Foundation, appeals that all filming should stop. “We’re quite concerned because while a number of companies have expressed they are […]

Study Shows One in Four HIV Patients Have Neurological Problems

A recent Canadian research reveals that one in four people infected with HIV suffer from neurological complications. Those that do have such health problems harbor double the risk of dying compared to those who are not plagued with neurological diseases. Although HIV patients are able to live longer due to antiretroviral therapies, the study–which was […]