By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 12 (HealthDay News) — People with HIV can reduce the risk of infecting their sex partners by more than 90 percent if they start treatment with antiretroviral drugs when their immune system is still relatively healthy, researchers announced Thursday. The study, which included 1,763 mostly heterosexual couples from [...]
Stroke rates have increased among people with HIV in recent years while declining in the U.S. population at large, new research shows, raising the possibility that treatments for the AIDS-causing virus may put these patients at higher risk for cardiovascular trouble. There’s no direct proof linking the medications to the higher stroke rate, but previous [...]
MONDAY, Oct. 4 (HealthDay News) — One in four people infected with HIV suffer from neurological complications, new Canadian research reveals. And those that do have such problems harbor double the risk of dying compared with HIV patients who are not plagued with neurological diseases, the study authors reported in the Sept. 28 issue of [...]
A new study shows that HIV-positive babies with stabilized infections “will do just fine switching to a regime of nevirapine, a reverse transcriptase inhibitor,” from a more expensive protease inhibitor, Scientific American’s “Observations” blog reports (Harmon, 9/7).
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