Search Tag: HIV

Cardiology Management

Study examines HIV patients with cardiovascular risk

2018 31 Jan

A November 2017 study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association highlights a lack of needed preventive care for HIV-positive patients at risk for heart disease and stroke. In particular, the study found that patients living with HIV were much less likely to have a doctor prescribe aspirin or cholesterol-lowering medications than... Read more

IMAGING Management

MRI Scans Can Help Spot HIV in the Brain

2017 13 Mar

Changes in the brain's white matter – as seen in MRI scans – could indicate that HIV is persisting in the brain despite effective drug treatment, according to a UCL-led study published in Clinical Infectious Diseases. Currently, clinicians have to perform a lumbar puncture to confirm if HIV infection has spread to the brain. The procedure involves... Read more

IMAGING Management

FDA Grants PMA Approval for Hologic's Aptima® HIV-1 Quant Assay

2017 03 Jan

--High-performing HIV viral load test now available alongside broad women's health menu on the fully automated Panther® system-- Hologic, Inc. (Nasdaq: HOLX) has announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted PMA approval for the Company's HIV-1 viral load monitoring assay. The Aptima® HIV-1 Quant assay is a nucleic acid... Read more

Executive Health Management

18th ICASA Conference 2015

2015 29 Nov

The International Conference on AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections in Africa (ICASA) is a major international AIDS conference which takes place in Africa. Its current biennial hosting alternates between Anglophone and Francophone African countries. The 2015 ICASA will be held in Zimbabwe. The convening of the International Conference on AIDS... Read more

Executive Health Management

Bio-Rad Grants Beckman Coulter Exclusive Distribution Rights for Access HIV and Hepatitis C Assays

2015 21 Apr

HERCULES, CA and BREA, CA--(Marketwired - Apr 20, 2015) - Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: BIO ) and (NYSE: BIO.B ), a global provider of life science research and clinical diagnostic products and Beckman Coulter Diagnostics, a global leader in the clinical diagnostics industry, today announced that Bio-Rad is extending its agreement with Beckman... Read more

Pharmacy Management

Powerful Anti-HIV Agent Can Work in a Vaccine

2015 23 Feb

Scientists from The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have announced the creation of a novel drug candidate that is so potent and universally effective that it could possibly work as part of an unconventional vaccine. The remarkable research involved scientists from more than a dozen research institutions and has been published in the journal... Read more

Executive Health Management

December 1st Is World AIDS Day

2014 30 Nov

If you see someone wearing a red ribbon on the first day of December, it will be a reminder of World AIDS Day, an annual opportunity for the global community to come together to support the estimated 34 million individuals living with HIV, and to remember the millions who have died from the virus. The pandemic claimed more than 25 million lives between... Read more

Health Management

NEEDLESTICK INJURY PREVENTION IN THE DIABETES SETTING

2014 08 Nov

Author Dr Kenneth Strauss Endocrinologist and Director of Safety in Medicine, European Medical Association Global Medical Director, Becton Dickinson (BD) In the world of diabetes care, most current discussion centres on effective self-administration, accurate insulin dosage, and the avoidance of short-term lipohy­pertrophy and longer-term... Read more

Health Management

SHARPS INJURY RISKS IN NURSING HOMES

2014 08 Nov

Background The everyday activities of workers in nursing homes put them at risk of serious infections with more than 30 potentially dangerous pathogens, including Hepatitis B (HBV), hep­atitis C (HCV) and Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), through injuries with contami­nated needles and lancets. More than one million needle stick injuries (NSI)... Read more

ICU Management

ICU Mortality of HIV-Infected Patients

2014 31 Aug

Combination antiretroviral therapy (cART) has significantly decreased the morbidity/mortality associated with HIV infection in industrialised countries. cART has also resulted in a decrease in opportunistic infections and hospital admissions. However, while combination antiretroviral therapy has led to better outcomes in patients infected with HIV,... Read more