Posts Tagged ‘hiv treatment’

Vaccine May Turn HIV Into “Minor Infection”

A group of Spanish researchers claims that they have developed a potent vaccine that may reduce HIV into a minor chronic infection similar to the herpes virus. Professor Mariano Esteban of the Spanish Superior Research Council tested the vaccine named “MVA-B” on 24 healthy patients. According to him, 90 percent of the participants have developed […]

Research Shows Five-Drug Therapy No Different from Standard

Researchers are disappointed in announcing during the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections that an experimental treatment involving intensified antiretroviral drugs had no difference in effect compared to standard therapy for acute and early HIV. The experiment lasted 48 weeks, with one group of patients being given five experimental drugs and the other being treated […]

Doctors Claim Their Patient is Cured from HIV, But…

A group of doctors in Berlin, Germany, claimed that a patient of theirs who had both leukemia and AIDS no longer has any HIV cells in his system after he has undergone cell transplant for his leukemia three years ago. However, the doctors are quick to caution that the case has impractical implications in treating […]

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, […]

Bristol-Myers Squibb Asked to Lower HIV Drug Prices

Treating HIV is a long, never-ending, and expensive journey, mainly of because the medications needed to temporarily hold the spread of the virus. This is why government officials and HIV/AIDS advocates has asked Bristol-Myers Squibb to have the prices of its HIV-related medication. Weeks ago, Controller John Chiang sent a letter asking BMS to join […]