Tag: HIV

Gilead, Merck collaborate to develop long-acting HIV treatment

Slideshow ( 2 images )(Reuters) – Gilead Sciences Inc and rival Merck & Co Inc said on Monday they will test a combination of their experimental HIV drugs to develop a long-acting treatment for the infection that affects millions worldwide. As part of the non-exclusive agreement, the companies hope to develop a therapy that allows

Treatment of amnesia

Amnesia or memory loss is associated with stress, anxiety and frustration and is often very distressing for the patient as well as for his or her family and friends. Types of treatment for amnesia Treatment of amnesia and memory loss include (1-4): Cognitive therapy using speech or language therapist can be of help in patients

Treatment of amnesia

Amnesia or memory loss is associated with stress, anxiety and frustration and is often very distressing for the patient as well as for his or her family and friends. Types of treatment for amnesia Treatment of amnesia and memory loss include (1-4): Cognitive therapy using speech or language therapist can be of help in patients

Lymph node Removal

Swollen or affected lymph nodes may sometimes need to be removed for examination. This is called lymph node biopsy. Lymph node biopsy A biopsy involves removal of whole or part of the lymph node to look under the microscope for signs of infection, or cancer. Lymph nodes are filters located at intervals between the lymph

Scientists discover first new HIV strain since 2000

Scientist Mary Rodgers spends her days tracking killers—elusive, constantly mutating viruses that travel the globe and are responsible for illness or death in millions of people. Wednesday, in an article published in the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes, Rodgers and her team at Abbott, along with co-authors at the University of Missouri, announced their

Heavy drinking and HIV don’t mix

Heavy alcohol consumption (three drinks or more/day for women and four drinks or more/day for men) is linked to alterations in immune function among people with HIV. While it has been known that alcohol impacts immune function, it’s been unclear the effect of alcohol on immune function in the context of HIV, a disease whose

A Second Person May Be Cured of HIV

A man in the United Kingdom may be the second person ever to be cured of HIV. The new patient, who was diagnosed with the virus in 2003, appears to be HIV-free after a special bone-marrow transplant, according to a new report of his case. The researchers caution that it's too soon to say for

Has America’s Fight Against HIV Stalled?

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 27, 2019 — The battle against new HIV infections has lost some steam in recent years, a new report shows. After about five years of significant declines, the number of new HIV infections began to level off in 2013, at about 39,000 infections per year, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention