Pharmacytimes: Condition Center: HIV HIV en-us Thu, 19 Oct 2017 02:28:42 UTC Thu, 19 Oct 2017 02:28:42 UTC CDC: Gaps in Care Retention Noted Among Children with HIV The National HIV Surveillance System tracks retention in care for adults diagnosed with HIV, but does not include children in its assessment. 8:00 AM, Tue October 10, 2017 Applying the Principles of Antimicrobial Stewardship to HIV 2:31 PM, Thu October 5, 2017 Bictegravir Combo Treatment Non-inferior to Boosted Protease Inhibitors in HIV? A fixed-dose combination of bictegravir and&nbsp;emtricitabine/tenofovir alafenamide (BIC/FTC/TAF) was non-inferior to&nbsp;boosted protease inhibitor (bPI)-based regimens in virologically suppressed adults with HIV, according to a recently-published phase 3 study.&nbsp; 2:26 PM, Thu October 5, 2017 Meeting National HIV/AIDS Strategy Goals Could Save 200k Lives Achieving National HIV/AIDs target goal could prevent an estimated 200,000 deaths over 20 years, according to a study recently published in the Journal of Infectious Diseases.&nbsp; 2:12 PM, Thu October 5, 2017 Daily Coffee Consumption Boosts Survival in HIV/HCV Patients? Coffee drinking can cut down risk of all-cause mortality in patients with HIV and hepatitis C virus (HCV) by half, according to a 5-year study published in the <em>Journal of Hepatology.</em> 9:34 AM, Wed September 27, 2017 Living with HIV after 50: Know Patient Statistics As HIV becomes a disease of older Americans, it is time for all health care professionals to recognize the age-associated comorbidities unique to this population. 12:54 PM, Mon September 25, 2017 Thalidomide: A New Niche in HIV? In recent years, thalidomide and similar molecular entities have reentered the clinical milieu and have been approved for several indications. 8:00 AM, Thu September 21, 2017 US Details Plan to Accelerate Progress Toward HIV Prevention In Lesotho, more than 67% of all HIV-positive adults ages 15-59 have been able to achieve viral load suppression.&nbsp; 10:56 AM, Wed September 20, 2017 FDA Approves Oral Granules for the Treatment of Bacterial Vaginosis in Adult Women The FDA approval of this 5-nitroimidazole antimicrobial agent was supported by 2 studies of women with BV and an open label safety study, which found efficacy for single-dose secnidazole 2 g. 12:31 PM, Mon September 18, 2017 2017 Guidelines for Chronic Pain Management in Patients with HIV 12:11 PM, Mon September 18, 2017 5 of the Top Recently-Published Articles on HIV Annually, the <em>Journal of Pharmacy Practice</em> publishes a list of the most significant publications covering infectious disease pharmacotherapy from the previous year. 11:41 AM, Thu September 14, 2017 Liver Fibrosis Accelerated in Menopausal Women with HIV, HCV Co-Infection After adjusting for chronological age, the findings showed liver fibrosis was accelerated during peri-menopause compared with pre-menopause. 11:01 AM, Sat September 9, 2017 More Medications Means Changes to HIV Treatment Guidelines The&nbsp;HIV&nbsp;treatment&nbsp;update&nbsp;includes&nbsp;more&nbsp;considerations&nbsp;for&nbsp;<br /> coinfected&nbsp;patients&nbsp;and&nbsp;pregnant&nbsp;women&nbsp;than&nbsp;the&nbsp;previously&nbsp;published&nbsp;2011&nbsp;guidelines.&nbsp; 10:22 AM, Tue September 5, 2017 Innovative Prevention Program Aims to Combat Opioid-Induced HIV, HCV Epidemics The program is a combination of research, health care services, and community involvement in harm reduction strategies. 2:12 PM, Sat August 26, 2017 Does ART Provide a Way for HIV-Mixed Status Couples to Conceive? For HIV-mixed status couples attempting conception, prior effective antiretroviral therapy (ART) can profoundly reduce the risk of sexual transmission of the disease, according to a report published in the <em>Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report</em>.&nbsp; 8:00 AM, Thu August 24, 2017 HIV in Youth: Another Area for Cultural Competence Adolescents and young adults aged 13 to 24 years old are particularly vulnerable to HIV infection, representing 21% of newly infected individuals in most recent data. 11:14 AM, Mon August 21, 2017 Aging HIV Population Often Overlooked Prior studies suggest that as many as two-thirds of all older HIV-positive Americans have experienced stigma due to the disease and their age. 8:00 AM, Wed August 16, 2017 Could Home-Based HIV Test Kits Help Curb the Epidemic? According to new findings, home-based HIV testing kits could be an effective strategy to reach individuals who have never been tested. 7:00 AM, Mon August 14, 2017 Research to Examine Impact of HIV on Immune System of Infants In Utero The investigators hope the study leads to earlier HIV testing and related prenatal care. 11:01 AM, Sun August 13, 2017 Pharmaceutical Care Visits Improve Outcomes in Patients with HIV HIV continues to be a global problem, and researchers from Brazil have joined the growing chorus of voices in emphasizing that pharmacist involvement in care for patients with HIV improves outcomes. 10:37 AM, Thu August 3, 2017