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Responding to TB

Posted on January 23, 2015 by in LifeGuide, Treatment Horizons

LifeGuide [Treatment Horizons] Rapid Response Why advances in point-of-care TB diagnostics determine the future of the AIDS crisis by Mariel Selbovitz, MPH TB—one of the greatest killers and what appears to be the most persistent of our public health threats—still lacks effective widespread utility of rapid point-of-care diagnostics to quickly and accurately diagnosis TB infection. [...]

Cure—or Bust

Posted on January 22, 2015 by in Destination: Cure, LifeGuide

LifeGuide [Destination Cure] Cure—or Bust Amid advances and setbacks in care, we must still aim for the end of HIV by Jeannie Wraight I recently read a rather angry reader comment on an article that discussed a study looking at a potential strategy as a cure for HIV. The comment-maker was the father of a [...]

Good News, Bad News

Posted on December 29, 2014 by in Destination: Cure, LifeGuide

LifeGuide [Destination: Cure] Good News, Bad News The HIV cure front faces disappointment mixed with hope by Jeannie Wraight The past year has been a difficult one in the HIV cure arena. Several promising and widely reported cases of HIV clearance concluded with disappointing results, as the virus remerged despite high hopes and expectations to [...]

HCV Institute

Posted on December 27, 2014 by in Hep Talk, LifeGuide

LifeGuide [Hep Talk] Mirror Image With a new institute for HCV, AAHIVM shows parallels between treating it and HIV by Larry Buhl More HIV providers are treating hepatitis C than ever before—provided the private insurers and public payers permit it. That’s one reason the American Academy of HIV Medicine (AAHIVM) has created an Institute for [...]

Developing Doravirine

Posted on December 23, 2014 by in LifeGuide, Treatment Horizons

LifeGuide [Treatment Horizons] Running Into Options An NNRTI candidate seeks to keep on track to expand therapies by Chael Needle In this next-generation era of anti-HIV meds, research and development has turned to candidates with alternative functions, like reducing HIV reservoirs; candidates with better side effect profiles; candidates with simplified dosing—in short, better therapeutic options. [...]

The Road Ahead

Posted on December 11, 2014 by in LifeGuide, Treatment Horizons

LifeGuide Treatment Horizons The Road Ahead New candidates hold promise for ARV therapy & therapeutic vaccines by Mariel Selbovitz, MPH The 54th Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC 2014) took place on September 5–9 in Washington, D.C. ICAAC has long been a premier conference for HIV research with investigators from around the globe [...]

HCV Insurance Restrictions

Posted on December 8, 2014 by in Hep Talk, LifeGuide

LifeGuide Hep Talk Who Benefits? Patient advocates decry restitutions on medications by Larry Buhl There is agreement in the medical community that a revolution is underway for the treatment of hepatitis C. New antiviral drugs are available and more are in the pipeline that will further reduce the treatment timeline, reduce or eliminate the worst [...]

Checking the Map

Posted on December 5, 2014 by in Destination: Cure, LifeGuide

LifeGuide Destination: Cure Checking the Map Where are we on the road to a cure? by Jeannie Wraight The past year has been wrought with disappointment on the HIV cure front. Most notably was the return of virus in both of the “Boston patients” and the “Mississippi Baby” that many had hoped would be sustained [...]

HCV Care Cascade

Posted on November 6, 2014 by in Hep Talk, LifeGuide

LifeGuide [Hep Talk] Breaking the Bottlenecks A new focus on cascade of care seeks to expand screening & treatment by Larry Buhl Originally coined to describe the continuum of care—and the gaps in care—for people with HIV, the term cascade of care is now used for hepatitis C and other diseases. The cascade and number [...]

Heart Break in Melbourne

Posted on November 5, 2014 by in LifeGuide, Treatment Horizons

LifeGuide [Treatment Horizons] Heart Break in Melbourne Cardiovascular disease studies focus on assessment, management & treatment by Jeannie Wraight Cardiovascular disease (CVD) has become a leading cause of illness and death in people living with HIV. CVD now accounts for twenty percent of deaths in HIV-positive people. Researchers and clinicians continue to piece together a [...]