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Comunidad y Recursos de VIH

Cambios Menstruales y el VIH

Tabla de Contenidos El VIH y los Problemas Menstruales ¿Cómo Provoca Problemas el VIH? ¿Qué Más Puede Provocar Problemas Menstruales? ¿Pueden los Medicamentos Anti-VIH Afectar al Ciclo Menstrual? Encontrar la Causa de los Problemas Menstrual...

Hepatitis C

Avoid Smoking and Drinking if You Have Hepatitis C

About four million people in the U.S. have the hepatitis C virus (HCV). HCV can cause an infection of the liver that is usually spread through blood contact with an infected person. Many HIV-positive people are also infected with HCV. If not treated,...

Special Delivery: HIV and Pregnancy

The significant reduction in the rate of transmission of HIV from mother to child (vertical transmission) is one of the true success stories in AIDS research today. In many industrialized nations, rates of transmission have dropped substantially to b...

Post-Exposure Prophylaxis Talk

Post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) is sometimes referred to as the "morning-after pill" for individuals with unanticipated sexual or injection drug related exposures to HIV. This is misleading, as PEP is not as simple as swallowing a single pill. It is,...

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HIV Levels Differ in Men and Women

In 1996, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) announced the first declines in AIDS deaths among men since the beginning of the epidemic. During the same time period, AIDS deaths among women increased by 3%. The situation improved in 1997 when women ...

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Obstacles to Treatment Success

Until it is possible for individuals with HIV to safely stop taking antiretrovirals, those who have started treatment must continue for the foreseeable future. Many factors contribute to the success or failure of a long-term treatment regimen. Among ...

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A Long Wait for Ritonavir Capsules

As TI reported this summer, Abbott Laboratories encountered a serious problem in the manufacture of its protease inhibitor, ritonavir (Norvir), that forced a shutdown of production of the capsules and required all users to switch to the liquid formul...

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Set Back for Nerve Growth Factor

Neuropathy is characterized by burning, aching, numbness and tingling, most commonly in the legs and feet. It is a result of damage to nerve fibers and is caused by either HIV itself or the toxic effects of certain antiretroviral drugs (usually d4T, ...

A Rocky Road for Nucleotide Analogs

Gilead Science has been developing a class of broad-spectrum antiviral agents called nucleotide analogs for over five years. To date, cidofovir (Vistide) has been approved for the treatment of AIDS-related CMV retinitis and adefovir (Preveon) is in a...

Update on Mother-to-Child Transmission

In an ongoing effort to drive the rate of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (vertical transmission) to ever lower levels, numerous strategies are being explored. At the World AIDS Conference in Geneva this summer, several very encouraging reports o...