Tag Archives: treatment

Multiple African countries improved access to HIV treatment during COVID-19 pandemic

Fewer people living with HIV in six sub-Saharan African countries experienced interruptions to their HIV treatment during and after COVID-19-related lockdowns than before the pandemic hit, according to a PEPFAR study presented to the 11th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Science (IAS 2021) today. Early modelling of the impact of COVID-19 predicted that people… Read More »

Is There Treatment for Varicose Veins?

What Are Varicose Veins, and What Causes Them? Blood is meant to travel from your heart throughout your body via your veins. These veins have valves that open to let blood flow past and close off behind it. When these valves aren’t working correctly or become weak, blood is then backed up around the vein… Read More »

São Paulo patient experiences apparent viral rebound a year and a half after stopping HIV treatment

A Brazilian man who last summer had no evidence of remaining HIV after more than 15 months off antiretroviral therapy once again had detectable viral load a few months later, according to a report last week at the virtual Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI). Work is underway to determine whether he experienced viral… Read More »

The Buenos Aires patient: Argentinian woman controls HIV for at least 12 years after stopping treatment

An Argentinian woman, now in her 50s, has controlled HIV below the limits of detection since stopping HIV treatment due to side-effects in 2007, researchers from Buenos Aires and the US National Institutes of Health report. The woman no longer has antibodies to HIV and researchers found only a small number of cells containing HIV… Read More »