Human immune cells have natural alarm system against HIV

Treatment for HIV has improved tremendously over the past 30 years; once a death sentence, the disease is now a manageable lifelong condition in many parts of the world. Life expectancy is about the same as that of individuals without HIV, though patients must adhere to a strict regimen of daily antiretroviral therapy, or the virus will come out of […]

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Nivestim

NOTICE: This Consumer Medicine Information (CMI) is intended for persons living in Australia. NIVESTIM® Filgrastim [rbe] (fil-GRAS-tim) Consumer Medicine Information What is in this leaflet This leaflet answers some common questions about Nivestim. It does not contain all the available information. It does not take the place of talking to your doctor or pharmacist. All medicines have risks and benefits. […]

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Terry White Chemists Simvastatin

NOTICE: This Consumer Medicine Information (CMI) is intended for persons living in Australia. TERRY WHITE CHEMISTS SIMVASTATIN TABLETS Simvastatin Consumer Medicine Information What is in this leaflet This leaflet answers some common questions about simvastatin. It does not contain all the available information. It does not take the place of talking to your doctor or pharmacist. All medicines have risks […]

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Reyataz

NOTICE: This Consumer Medicine Information (CMI) is intended for persons living in Australia. REYATAZ® (Ray-uh-taz) Atazanavir (Ata-zan-a-vir) Consumer Medicine Information What is in this leaflet Read this leaflet carefully before taking REYATAZ. This leaflet answers some common questions about REYATAZ. It does not contain all the available information. It does not take the place of talking to your doctor or […]

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Aldiq

NOTICE: This Consumer Medicine Information (CMI) is intended for persons living in Australia. ALDIQ imiquimod Consumer Medicine Information What is in this leaflet This leaflet answers some common questions about ALDIQ. It does not contain all the available information. It does not take the place of talking to your doctor or pharmacist. All medicines have risks and benefits. Your doctor […]

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Entecavir APO

NOTICE: This Consumer Medicine Information (CMI) is intended for persons living in Australia. ENTECAVIR APO Contains the active ingredient entecavir (as monohydrate) Consumer Medicine Information   What is in this leaflet Read this leaflet carefully before taking your medicine. This leaflet answers some common questions about entecavir. It does not contain all the available information. It does not take the […]

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Study examines women’s attitudes toward long-acting injectable therapy to prevent HIV

Oral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is a highly effective method of reducing risk for HIV, yet use of PrEP is uniformly low, especially among women. As a result, researchers have developed long-acting injectable (LAI) versions of PrEP, one version of which was recently shown to be superior to oral PrEP in Phase 3 trials. A new study among women at high […]

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Scientists say a woman is cured of HIV despite having no medical interventions

Loreen Willenburg, 66, may be the first person to have been cured of HIV without a bone marrow transplant or medication, according to a new study. Willenburg was already known as an "elite controller" — among the less than 0.5% of people with HIV whose body naturally does the job of antiviral drugs: suppresses the virus so it cannot replicate. […]

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Brain cells can harbor and spread HIV virus to the body

Researchers have found that astrocytes, a type of brain cell can harbor HIV and then spread the virus to immune cells that traffic out of the brain and into other organs. HIV moved from the brain via this route even when the virus was suppressed by combination antiretroviral therapy (cART), a standard treatment for HIV. The study, conducted by researchers […]

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