Previous studies have demonstrated that antiretroviral drugs
can prevent HIV infection, but existing methods for delivering the drug fall short.
The second major PrEP worry involves those who contract HIV while taking the regimen--there's a chance they could become resistant to other antiretroviral drugs
Sweet, a speaker for both companies and for other antiretroviral drug
manufacturers, said one of the potential benefits is a reduction in prescription copayments, although she has had patients who have been charged higher copayments for combination antiretroviral drugs
Still, some plans have charged higher copayments for other combination antiretroviral drugs
His study's "surprising" findings also suggest that it may not be necessary to prophylactically treat infants of infected mothers directly, provided the at-risk babies are getting therapeutic doses of the highly active antiretroviral drugs
from their mothers' milk, reported Dr.
We want to encourage physicians, pharmacists and beneficiaries to discuss why beneficiaries may not be taking their antiretroviral drugs
correctly and to remove barriers to doing so.
Treating patients who had previously been treated with no more than 10 antiretroviral drugs
In the first preliminary study of this strategy, Xia Jin of the Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center injected a vaccine into four patients who were on antiretroviral drug
In January 2005, the FDA announced it had granted tentative approval for a co-packaged antiretroviral drug
manufactured by Aspen.
In a new approach to HIV prevention, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will fund a multinational trial of the antiretroviral drug
tenofovir, taken orally once daily by HIV negative persons at high risk, to see if it can prevent HIV infection.
Among HIV-infected pregnant women, those who receive combination antiretroviral drug
therapy have rates of premature delivery and stillbirth similar to those receiving monotherapy or no therapy, and they are no more likely to deliver a baby with low birth weight or low Apgar scores, according to a combined analysis of multiple studies performed in the United States.
There are general guidelines for antiretroviral drug
use during pregnancy for HIV-infected women, but the potential impact of such therapy on the fetus and infant is unknown.
Almost no injection drug users in Russia are getting antiretroviral drug
therapy," said Owens.
resistance testing in adult HIV-1 infection.
The prevalence of antiretroviral drug
resistance in the U.