HIV and hepatitis C patients have a higher risk of heart attack as they aged

It was published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, open access, peer-reviewed journal of the American Heart Association. As people with HIV age, their risk of heart attack increases far more if they also have untreated hepatitis C virus, even if their HIV is treated, according to new research. Since the introduction of […]

Cow mucus lubricant proves highly effective against HIV and herpes

The results were reported in the scientific journal,¬†Advanced Science. AIDS, the disease caused by HIV, remains a significant global epidemic, and adolescent girls and young women are twice as likely as men to contract HIV as their male counterparts according to UNAIDS. Hongji Yan, a biomaterials researcher at KTH, says the promising results raise hope […]

Anal cancer in HIV-positive individuals is reduced by more than half when precancerous growths are treated

The New England Journal of Medicine publishes findings. Michael Hagensee, MD, Ph.D., and his team of researchers have demonstrated for the first time that treating precancerous anal growths known as high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions (HSILs) in people living with HIV dramatically reduced the progression to anal cancer. Human papillomavirus (HPV), which also causes cervical cancer, […]

Innovative HIV combo medicines may stop viral reactivation and escape

Based on the genetics of the virus, a computer-based method might assist clinicians in choosing the most effective combinations of broadly neutralising antibodies to treat HIV. According to a study that was just published in eLife, carefully formulated combinations of broadly neutralising antibodies (bNAbs) could help treat HIV while reducing the chance that the virus […]

How Does Alcohol Consumption Affect the Immune System?

Although alcohol consumption is typically associated with liver damage, both moderate and chronic alcohol use can significantly impact the immune system, thereby limiting the ability of the body to protect itself from infection and disease adequately. The immune system is typically categorized into the innate and adaptive immune response systems, both of which are essential […]

In metastatic colorectal cancer, an HIV medication slows the course of the disease.

According to findings published in Cancer Discovery, lamivudine, an HIV medicine that acts as a reverse transcriptase inhibitor, could lead to an unexpectedly favourable direction in the treatment of 25% of patients with metastatic colorectal cancer. The clinical trial comprised 32 patients with advanced metastatic colon cancer who had progressed despite four rounds of chemotherapy. […]

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