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HIV / AIDs
Read all about the latests in HIV/Aids research and treatment protocols and also developments made into various specific components of managing this disease that is by itself also evolving.
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Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 15, 2019
In a study by researchers from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine comparing medical information from portable EKG patch data from men living with HIV and also men without it, the  researchers report they have found more variability of the electrical "reset" period between heartbeats known as the QT interval in men living with the virus, which may contribute to the increased...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 11, 2019
A new study demonstrates that women with HIV are more likely to enter the menopause transition at an average age of 48 years, 3 years younger than the general population. Study results are published online in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS). Typically, newly diagnosed HIV-positive patients who adhere to the latest therapy protocols are expected to...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 10, 2019
A group of medical and genomic researchers in Maryland from a company called American Gene Technologies announced that they have the answer for curing HIV/AIDS using gene therapy. The company hopes to initiate medical trials of a new gene therapy drug that it says can cure HIV. American Gene Technologies (AGT), a Rockville-based medical research company, has submitted a Investigational New...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 07, 2019
Abbott announced today that a team of its scientists identified a new subtype of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), called HIV-1 Group M, subtype L.1 The findings, published today in the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes (JAIDS), show the role next-generation genome sequencing is playing in helping researchers stay one step ahead of mutating viruses and avoiding n...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 26, 2019
Medical researchers from the US National Institutes of Health and the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in Boston report that the injectable hormone tesamorelin (Egrifta) reduces liver fat and prevents liver fibrosis (scarring) in people living with HIV. Dr Anthony S. Fauci,NIAID Director (NIAID is one of the entities under the  NIH) commented in a phone interview with Thailand Medical ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 24, 2019
From 2007 to 2018, there has been more than 37 studies that show that Selenium supplementation is good for HIV patients. Selenium supplementation has demonstrated the ability to reduce viral loads of the HIV virus while also preventing CD4 levels from declining and helping it achieve moderate gains.   Todate, there are been no known reactions or contraindications for those taking antiretrov...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 23, 2019
An new research study involving an international collaboration that included the University of Cape Town (UCT), Centre for the AIDS Program of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA) and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) has revealed an unexpected finding that could lead to better therapies towards reducing the HIV reservoir, a major barrier to developing a cure for HIV. The reservo...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 05, 2019
The US FDA has approved second PrEXp (pre-exposure prophylaxis) drug, Descovy (emtricitabine 200 mg and tenofovir alafenamide 25 mg) to help prevent HIV infections. The drug is for in at-risk adults and adolescents weighing at least 35kg for HIV-1 pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to reduce the risk of HIV-1 infection from sex, excluding those who have receptive vaginal sex. Descovy is not indicated...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Sep 25, 2019
Thailand Medical News is pleased to present this simple guide with regards to essential micronutrients, health supplements and herbal products for people living with HIV. It is not mean for anyone to abstain from their prescribed antiretroviral therapies and before commencing any consumption any of these products, always consult your doctors first. Micronutrients All vitamins and minerals are ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Sep 24, 2019
CAR-T, a type of immunotherapy may have made its name as the cancer breakthrough of this century, but its roots dig far back to one of humanity’s other terrifying medical enemy: HIV. CAR-T is a type of treatment in which a patient's T cells (a type of immune system cell) are changed in the laboratory so they will attack cancer cells. T cells are taken from a patient’s blood. Then t...