Pharmacytimes: Condition Center: HIV http://www.pharmacytimes.com/condition-resources/hiv/condition-rss HIV en-us Sun, 25 Jun 2017 12:03:17 UTC Sun, 25 Jun 2017 12:03:17 UTC HIV: The Quick and Dirty of Drug Interactions http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/hiv/hiv-the-quick-and-dirty-of-drug-interactions We asked Jeffrey R. Aeschlimann, PharmD, an infectious disease specialist who is on the faculty of the University of Connecticut&#39;s Schools of Medicine and Pharmacy, to answer questions about drug interactions in patients with HIV.<br /> &nbsp; 8:00 AM, Tue June 20, 2017 Walgreens and Greater Than AIDS Team Up with Health Departments and Community Organizations to Heighten HIV Awareness http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/hiv/walgreens-and-greater-than-aids-team-up-with-health-departments-and-community-organizations-to-heighten-hiv-awareness Walgreens and Greater Than AIDS, a leading national public information response to the domestic HIV/AIDS epidemic, are teaming up for the seventh straight year with health departments and local AIDS service organizations to offer free HIV testing and counseling about prevention strategies 8:00 AM, Mon June 19, 2017 Relationship Status: An Important Risk Factor for Spreading HIV http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/hiv/relationship-status-an-important-risk-factor-for-spreading-hiv In 2015, 960,000 people were newly-infected with HIV in Eastern and Southern Africa.&nbsp; 8:00 AM, Fri June 16, 2017 HIV: What Are We Using and Why? http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/hiv/hiv-what-are-we-using-and-why Often, pharmacists look for shortcuts so they can remember complex information or update outdated learning, a technique that most pharmacists learn and refine while they are in pharmacy school. But when it comes to treatment of HIV, there are few shortcuts that address the large number of medications and different treatment regimens that are needed to treat patients.&nbsp; 1:35 PM, Thu June 8, 2017 3 Ways Pharmacists Can Help Patients with HIV http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/hiv/3-ways-pharmacists-can-help-patients-with-hiv Many community pharmacists wonder what they can and should do for their patients who have HIV.&nbsp; 8:00 AM, Thu June 1, 2017 Once Daily HIV Drug Gets Nod http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/once-daily-hiv-drug-gets-nod Isentress has been used as a component of treatment regimens for patients diagnosed with HIV-1 for almost a decade.&nbsp; 2:45 PM, Wed May 31, 2017 Living Longer with HIV: Watch for Metabolic Complications http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/hiv/living-longer-with-hiv-watch-for-metabolic-complications Individuals with HIV are at 1.5-2 times the risk of cardiovascular disease and a disproportionate risk of death.&nbsp; 8:16 AM, Fri May 26, 2017 Opioid Agonist Therapy Examined for HIV Prevention http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/hiv/opioid-agonist-therapy-examined-for-hiv-prevention- 4:23 AM, Fri May 26, 2017 European Center for Disease Prevention and Control Provides Update on HIV http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/hiv/european-center-for-disease-prevention-and-control-provides-update-on-hiv- The continuum of HIV care enables countries to monitor the success of their <a href="http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/hiv">HIV</a> response, from diagnosis to viral suppression. 5:50 AM, Tue May 23, 2017 Cognitive Issues Associated with Immune Responses to HIV, Flu http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/hiv/cognitive-issues-associated-with-immune-responses-to-hiv-flu- In a study published in <em>Nature Medicine</em>, investigators found that when a virus enters the bloodstream it activates the first responder immune cells, CX3CR1highLY6Clow monocytes. 11:27 AM, Sat May 20, 2017 Growing Older on Antiretrovirals: Polypharmacy Risk http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/hiv/growing-older-on-antiretrovirals-polypharmacy-risk Until recently, polypharmacy was not a tremendous concern among individuals with HIV.&nbsp; 11:22 AM, Wed May 17, 2017 CDC Report Focuses on Slowing Hepatitis C Infection Rate http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/cdc-report-focuses-on-slowing-hepatitis-c-infection-rate Hepatitis C virus infection rates are the highest in 15 years, according to recent data released by the CDC. 9:30 AM, Tue May 16, 2017 Patients with HIV: Living Longer, Developing the Diseases of Aging http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/hiv/patients-with-hiv-living-longer-developing-the-diseases-of-aging Many patients with HIV who were on the leading edge of treatment advances are now in their 50s and 60s.&nbsp; 9:45 AM, Thu May 11, 2017 Human Leukocyte Antigen and Adverse Drug Events: What Pharmacists Should Know http://www.pharmacytimes.com/contributor/erik-hefti-pharmd-ms/2017/04/human-leukocyte-antigen-and-adverse-drug-events-what-pharmacists-should-know Patients that express certain human leukocyte variants are at risk for adverse drug events when taking certain medications. 11:01 PM, Thu April 27, 2017 HIV Infection: The Future of Therapy http://www.pharmacytimes.com/publications/issue/2017/April2017/hiv-infection-the-future-of-therapy Approximately 35 million individuals are currently living with HIV/AIDS. 11:29 AM, Mon April 24, 2017 Defective Proviruses Hinder Search For HIV Cure http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/hiv/defective-proviruses-hinder-search-for-hiv-cure- Defective HIV proviruses cause more harm than previously believed, a recent study found.<br /> &nbsp; 11:19 AM, Fri April 21, 2017 Drug Injection Cessation in HIV Patients Can Reduce Immune Activation http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/hiv/drug-injection-cessation-in-hiv-patients-can-reduce-immune-activation A recently-published study evaluated the relationship between injection drug use and immune activation in people who inject drugs (PWID) and who have or do not have HIV.&nbsp; 9:40 AM, Mon April 17, 2017 Patients with HIV: Counsel About Complementary and Alternative Supplement Use http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/hiv/patients-with-hiv-counsel-about-complementary-and-alternative-supplement-use Many patients who have HIV use complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) to help handle their health issues.&nbsp; 7:00 AM, Wed April 12, 2017 Beating HIV: It Takes More Than a Village, It Takes a World http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/hiv/beating-hiv-it-take-more-than-a-villageit-takes-a-world Although statistics gathered in 2016 indicate that we&#39;ve made significant progress in reaching patients with HIV, only approximately 60% of them are in active treatment.&nbsp; 9:48 AM, Tue April 4, 2017 Veterans Evaluate VA Mail-Order System for HIV Care http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/hiv/veterans-evaluate-va-mailorder-system-for-hiv-care The US Veterans Administration (VA) health care system is the largest in the United States, serving 22 million former military members.&nbsp; 10:00 AM, Wed March 22, 2017