Category Archives: HIV care & treatment
Project Inform applauds the recent recommendation by Covered California staff to cap specialty prescription drug costs at $250 per drug per month for 2016 Covered California Silver, Gold and Platinum level plans. The recommendation will be made Thursday, May 21 at the Covered California Board meeting….Read More
Project Inform is on the steering committee for this effort to bring new HIV infections to zero, along with zero deaths and zero stigma. Watch this PBS video for more information.
A new type of drug, called a toll-like receptor 7 (TLR7) agonist, was able to activate HIV-infected CD4 cells from HIV-positive donors on antiretroviral therapy (ART), leading to the release and replication of virus, according to a presentation at the 2015 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic…Read More
A large study presented at the 2015 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) in Seattle found that offering gift cards to people to reward them for getting into HIV care after testing positive or for getting their viral loads suppressed doesn’t work better than the…Read More
At the 2015 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) in Seattle, an analysis from the Partners PrEP Study revealed that the risk for HIV transmission within the first six months of starting HIV treatment is still possible before full suppression is attained. Although HIV levels…Read More
At the 2015 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) in Seattle, the ACTG 5260s study showed increases in body fat after starting a regimen with either raltegravir, boosted darunavir (Prezista) or boosted atazanavir (Reyataz) — with no differences seen between those regimens. Earlier study has…Read More
At the 2015 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) in Seattle, results were presented from a phase 2a study of the new maturation inhibitor, BMS-955176. This “second-generation” drug inhibits HIV in the last steps of its life cycle by preventing it from becoming fully mature…Read More