AIDS Treatment News
Table of Contents, February 27, 2004
- Antiretroviral Pipeline: New-Drug Reports from Retroviruses Conference
We briefly describe three experimental antiretrovirals discussed at the recent Retroviruses conference (February 8-11 in San Francisco), and mention many others.
- FDA Advisory Hearing on New-Fill (Sculptra), March 25, 2004 in Gaithersburg, Maryland
The FDA will discuss U.S. approval for New-Fill, a facial treatment that Americans have had to go abroad for, although it is approved in Europe and has been used by about 100,000 people worldwide.
- Lipodystrophy: Conference on Imaging Technologies in Clinical Management, Montreal, April 2-3, 2004
This new conference with leading HIV physicians will look at DEXA and other imaging technologies to measure the effects of lipodystrophy on the abnormal wasting or accumulation of body fat.
- Micronutrient Supplementation Shows Promise in Placebo-Controlled Trial
A supplement containing 33 vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants seemed to help persons with HIV.
- Nevirapine Precautions Published
New instructions tell physicians who is most at risk for rare but serious side effects when starting this important drug.
- Prison HIV and Hepatitis C Sites
AIDS Treatment News with help from prison activists has compiled an annotated list of about 40 Web sites with information and resources on HIV, hepatitis C, and prison issues.
- "Poppers," Some Other Drugs, May Increase HIV Infection Risk
Use of amphetamines, hallucinogens, or inhaled nitrites was associated with a higher risk of HIV infection -- an incidental finding in data from a recent HIV vaccine trial.
- New Testing for Very Early HIV Diagnosis
Because persons newly infected with HIV may be especially infectious before the body has created antibodies to partially control the infection, there is a new public-health push to also look for the virus itself in routine HIV testing.
- No January 2004 Issue of AIDS Treatment News
We plan to make up the issue during 2004, or extend all subscriptions by one issue.
- Improving AIDS Conferences With Online Information
Today, scientists and others arrive at major conferences without knowing whom they should meet and talk to outside of their own field. The whole medical-research enterprise is damaged when researchers miss these connections. The key to improvement is to have the main data presentations online, allowing conferences to focus on exploration and discussion, instead of lectures that must rush through the new data.
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