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Antiretroviral pipeline: new-drug reports from retroviruses conference

Antiretroviral pipeline: new-drug reports from retroviruses conference John S. James Here are short summaries on the three experimental antiretrovirals that were most discussed at the 11th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections, February 8-11, 2004 in San Francisco. They received attention because they reported significant data from human HIV trials, and because they were highlighted […]

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interview with Lisa Capaldini, M.D

Involuntary weight loss: interview with Lisa Capaldini, M.D John S. James On April 19, 2005 we spoke to Lisa Capaldini, M.D., an HIV specialist in San Francisco who alerted us to metabolic complications of HIV and antiretroviral treatment in 1997 (see AIDS Treatmenl News #277). We asked Dr. Capaldini for a brief overview of treating […]

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Nelson Mandela on treatment access

Nelson Mandela on treatment access – Brief Article “The world must do more, much more on every front in the fight against AIDS. Of course, it means dramatically expanding our prevention efforts, but the most striking inequity is our failure to provide the lifesaving treatment to the millions of people who need it most. The […]

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AIDS Treatment Improves Survival: Answering the “AIDS Denialists”

AIDS Treatment Improves Survival: Answering the “AIDS Denialists” Bruce Mirken A sharp decline in AIDS deaths in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Australia began in 1996, coinciding with the widespread adoption of what has become known as “highly active antiretroviral therapy” (sometimes abbreviated “HAART”). These combination treatments have received much of the credit for […]

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Building grassroots support for AIDS

Building grassroots support for AIDS John S. James Today in the U.S. we are facing one of the worst climates ever for access to medical care and social services for AIDS and other needs. Government budget problems, combined with the dysfunctional financing of medical care, are threatening Medicaid ADAP, and the long-standing agreement that most […]

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do not combine Reyataz and Prilosec

Warning: do not combine Reyataz and Prilosec A new study has found that if Reyataz (atazanavir), whether taken with or without ritonavir, is used with Prilosec (omeprazole, a proton-pump inhibitor used to reduce stomach acidity, for treating acid-reflux disease or other conditions), the blood level of atazanavir is reduced by three quarters or more, probably […]

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New kind of antiretroviral, KP-1461; clinical trial recruiting. interview with Stephen Becker, M.D

New kind of antiretroviral, KP-1461; clinical trial recruiting. interview with Stephen Becker, M.D John S. James Summary: KP-1461, an experimental HIV drug already in a phase II trial, works so differently from other antiretrovirals that at first glance it looked like science fiction, and we found it hard to take seriously as a current possibility […]

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Medicaid funding cuts affect people with AIDS across the U.S

Medicaid funding cuts affect people with AIDS across the U.S Kate Krauss [The first of two articles on the crisis in public benefits for people with HIV/AIDS.] It is not commonly known that the Medicaid program (MediCal in California) is the single biggest source of publicly funded AIDS treatment in the United States — bigger […]

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Treat-your-workers.org; international Coca-Cola protest October 17

Treat-your-workers.org; international Coca-Cola protest October 17 John S. James “AIDS is the crisis of our generation, and we will be defined by our response to it. Years from now, we will have to answer to our own children: did we stand by as millions died, or did we take action? We have a chance to […]

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AIDS Treatment News will publish online, print 12 issues a year

AIDS Treatment News will publish online, print 12 issues a year Starting in January 2004, AIDS Treatment News is moving to a system of publishing drafts or preprints of articles online as news happens, then publishing these stories monthly in the print edition. Since the online preprints may change as necessary, the printed article will […]