Pharmacytimes: Condition Center: HIV http://www.pharmacytimes.com/condition-resources/hiv/condition-rss HIV en-us Sun, 30 Apr 2017 08:52:04 UTC Sun, 30 Apr 2017 08:52:04 UTC 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 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 Is Dolutegravir Monotherapy Effective in Treating HIV? http://www.pharmacytimes.com/contributor/melissa-badowski-pharmd-bcps-aahivp/2017/03/is-dolutegravir-monotherapy-effective-in-treating-hiv Although dolutegravir (DTG) is known for its high genetic barrier to resistance, its durability to maintain virologic suppression had not previously been evaluated. 9:34 PM, Sun March 19, 2017 Achieving Sustained HIV remission with Alpha-4-beta-7 Monoclonal Antibodies http://www.pharmacytimes.com/contributor/adam-remick/2017/03/achieving-sustained-hiv-remission-with-alpha-4-beta-7-monoclonal-antibodies An integrin is a receptor protein attached to cells that aid in allowing the cell to react to the extracellular matrix. 9:10 PM, Mon March 13, 2017 HIV and Tuberculosis Co-infection: Treat Early http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/hiv/hiv-and-tuberculosis-coinfection-treat-early Tuberculosis (TB) and HIV are 2 of the deadliest diseases worldwide, with TB recently reaching the top of the list in 2014.&nbsp; 10:00 AM, Mon March 13, 2017 Seborrheic Dermatitis and HIV: Common, Severe http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/hiv/seborrheic-dermatitis-and-hiv-common-severe Among the general population, roughly 5% of people develop seborrheic dermatitis. However, seborrheic dermatitis affects 85-95% of patients with HIV.<br /> &nbsp; 9:17 AM, Tue March 7, 2017 Novel Technique Halves HIV Drug Dosage http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/hiv/novel-technique-halves-hiv-drug-dosage- A novel nanotechnology approach can reduce HIV treatment dosages and improve drug delivery, according to a study. 9:18 AM, Mon March 6, 2017 HIV/HCV Coinfection: Sustained Viral Response Possible and Likely http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/hiv/hivhcv-coinfection-sustained-viral-response-possible-and-likely Up to 30% of &nbsp;people who have HIV, and more than 80% of HIV-positive injection drug users also have hepatitis C virus (HCV) as well.&nbsp; 7:00 AM, Wed March 1, 2017 HIV PrEP: Increasing Willingness and Intent to Engage http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/hiv/hiv-prep-increasing-willingness-and-intent-to-engage A team of researchers from the City University of New York found fewer than 1 in 10 suitable PrEP candidates are currently taking PrEP, in a new article published in <em>Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome</em>. 9:48 AM, Mon February 20, 2017 CROI 2017: Daily Oral PrEP Effective Even in Presence of Bacterial Vaginosis http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/hiv/croi-2017-daily-oral-prep-effective-even-in-presence-of-bacterial-vaginosis Women with abnormal vaginal microbiota showed no difference in efficacy of daily oral PrEP compared to women with normal vaginal microbiota, according to data presented at the annual Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections in Seattle.&nbsp; 12:46 PM, Thu February 16, 2017 CROI 2017: Positive Results Reported for Two-drug HIV Regimen http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/hiv/positive-results-reported-for-twodrug-hiv-regimen The program&nbsp;comprises 2&nbsp;studies with over 1000 patients who previously achieved viral suppression on a 3- or 4-drug antiretroviral regimen.&nbsp; 9:34 PM, Wed February 15, 2017 Effects of Recreational Drug Use in Patients Taking HAART http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/hiv/effects-of-recreational-drug-use-in-patients-taking-haart Recreational drug use has been established as a risk factor for HIV acquisition, and many patients will find lifestyle modification&mdash;eschewing recreational drug use&mdash;difficult.&nbsp; 9:06 AM, Tue February 7, 2017 CDC: Improved HIV Care Needed for African Americans http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/hiv/cdc-improved-hiv-care-needed-for-african-americans February 7 marks National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, which promotes awareness of HIV and AIDS and the disparity in care between African Americans in the United States compared to individuals of different races.&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp; 9:33 AM, Mon February 6, 2017 Is HIV A Risk Factor for Diabetes? http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/hiv/is-hiv-a-risk-factor-for-diabetes Adults who have HIV are more likely to develop diabetes than the general population, a study published in <em>BMJ Open Diabetes Research &amp; Care</em> estimates.&nbsp; 8:30 AM, Thu February 2, 2017 Misconceptions About Nicotine Among People Living with HIV http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/hiv/misconceptions-about-nicotine-among-people-living-with-hiv Researchers at Johns Hopkins University investigated knowledge of smoking and nicotine among HIV-positive smokers in a study published online in <em>Addictive Behaviors</em>.&nbsp; 11:43 AM, Thu January 26, 2017 HIV Neutralizing Antibody Showing Promise in Clinical Trial http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/hiv/hiv-neutralizing-antibody-showing-promise-in-clinical-trial 10-1074 was well-tolerated, demonstrated favorable pharmacokinetic properties, and had high antiviral activity among patients with HIV, a recent study found.&nbsp; 12:13 PM, Tue January 24, 2017