"The Government has forgotten the patients with HIV and does not guarantee them the drugs they need." Since November 2009, there have been failures in the provision of anti-retroviral drugs and the of reagents for the control and monitoring of HIV. The failures have been recurring in all States of the country " [...]
A recent study conducted at a free clinic in Houston found undocumented Latinos with HIV infections enter care with more advanced disease than other patients. Despite getting medical care at later dates, however, undocumented Latinos with HIV achieved similar success in treatment as documented Latino and white patients. HIV doctors and researchers have long warned that it [...]
A new survey has revealed a mixed picture of HIV cases, with cases in commercial sex workers in Bali showing a downward trend for the last two years. D.N. Wirawan, a medical professor at Udayana University in Denpasar, who is also a noted researcher in HIV/AIDS, theorized that there were three possible major reasons for [...]
In the past few weeks several pieces of research have been published that illustrate the current nature of the HIV epidemic in the UK. As a brief overview, the data from the Health Protection Agency (HPA) unfortunately reinforced what anyone following this issue for several years already knows. Gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (MSM) continue to [...]
Disturbing new numbers released by the Centers for Disease Control show that a majority of Philadelphia’s new HIV cases already have full blown AIDS at the time of diagnosis. The numbers come from the CDC’s HIV Surveillance Report that is released every three years. The latest statistics come from 2011 and show Philadelphia is ranked [...]
Hydeia Broadbent was born with HIV coursing through her veins, invading her white blood cells and eroding her immune system. Her adoptive parents would find out three years later, after her biological mother and brother tested positive for the virus. The year was 1987, six years after the first 159 Americans came down with a [...]
Hong Kong saw a 17-percent jump in the number of new HIV infections in 2012, driven mainly by sexual transmission, data showed Wednesday, bucking a regional trend of decline. Health authorities said 513 new infections were recorded last year, compared to 438 in 2011, taking the total number of cumulative cases to 5,783 since 1984. [...]
L’organe d’appel de la propriété intellectuelle a rejeté aujourd’hui la demande du laboratoire Bayer qui souhaitait faire arrêter la production et la vente de versions génériques de la molécule anticancéreuse sorafenib tosylate.
La firme pharmaceutique allemande avait en effet fait appel de la première licence obligatoire indienne autorisant le génériqueur Natco pharma LtD à produire du sorafenib tosylate 97% moins cher que la version commercialisée par Bayer.
HIV prevalence among transgender women in Latin American countries is significantly higher (35 percent) when compared to the HIV incidence among the rest of the female population (less than 1 percent), reports the Huffington Post UK. Transgender women in Latin America also face far more difficulties when it comes to accessing HIV prevention and care, [...]
Scientists on a quest to cure HIV will be enormously encouraged, as well as intrigued, by the reports from Mississippi in the US of a two-year-old child who had the virus at birth but who is now apparently free of it. It sounds like one of those serendipitous breakthroughs that have characterised the fight against HIV [...]
It’s a potential game changer in the fight against HIV, and doctors say it happened almost by accident. A baby with the virus that causes AIDS was given high doses of three antiretroviral drugs within 30 hours of her birth. Doctors knew the mother was HIV positive and administered the drugs in hopes of controlling [...]