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Dennis Sifris, MD and James Myhre

Updated Articles and Resources

By Dennis Sifris, MD and James Myhre

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • Triumeq (abacavir + lamivudine + dolutegravir) - HIV Drug Information Created: Monday, August 25, 2014 Updated: Monday, August 25, 2014
      Triumeq is once-daily, single pill antiretroviral drug used in the treatment of HIV-1 infection, comprised of abacavir, lamivudine and dolutegravir.
    • Tivicay (dolutegravir) - HIV Drug Information Created: Tuesday, October 29, 2013 Updated: Monday, August 25, 2014
      Tivicay (dolutegravir) is an integrase inhibitor-class antiretroviral drug used in the treatment of HIV infection.
    • Transmitted HIV Resistance: How Big of a Problem Is It? Created: Monday, August 18, 2014 Updated: Monday, August 25, 2014
      In the U.S. and Europe, studies suggest that anywhere from 14% to 16% of the HIV-infected population has resistance to at least one class of drug.
    • Persistence, HIV - Definition - HIV/AIDS Created: Monday, August 18, 2014 Updated: Monday, August 25, 2014
      HIV persistence is the state by which HIV is not cleared from the body but remains in specific cells despite therapies meant to neutralize them.
    • List of Approved Antiretroviral Drugs - HIV/AIDS Created: Tuesday, February 25, 2014 Updated: Monday, August 25, 2014
      Today, there are 27 individual antiretroviral agents and eight fixed dosed combination (FDC) drugs comprised of two or more of different HIV drugs.
    • The Wholesale Price of HIV Drugs Created: Tuesday, August 27, 2013 Updated: Monday, August 25, 2014
      The Average Wholesale Price (AWP) is the average price that wholesalers are actually paying for a particular HIV drug.
    • Egrifta (tesamorelin) - Drug Information - HIV Lipodystrophy Created: Monday, August 25, 2014 Updated: Monday, August 25, 2014
      Egrifta (tesamorelin) is a synthetic form of injectable growth-hormone-releasing hormone used for the treatment of HIV-associated lipodystrophy.
    • HIV Prevention: A 7-Step Plan to Reduce HIV Risk Created: Tuesday, August 06, 2013 Updated: Saturday, August 23, 2014
      HIV prevention is about more than just rules. It's about creating a lifelong framework by which protect yourself and others from HIV.
    • Signs and Symptoms of HIV Created: Tuesday, May 20, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, August 20, 2014
      Understanding the signs and symptoms of HIV allows us to proactively treat (and even avoid) certain infections well before they occur.
    • 12 Recommended Vaccinations for Adults with HIV Created: Monday, August 11, 2014 Updated: Monday, August 11, 2014
      While some immunizations are recommended for all adults with HIV, other vaccinations are only for those at higher risk for certain contagions.
    • Should People with HIV Get the Shingles Vaccine? Created: Monday, August 11, 2014 Updated: Monday, August 11, 2014
      While the FDA has made no formal recommendations regarding the use of Zostavax in people with HIV, there is growing evidence in support of its use.
    • The 10 Best Films About HIV/AIDS Created: Monday, August 04, 2014 Updated: Saturday, August 09, 2014
      The best films about HIV/AIDS serve as an historic record, bringing to life the struggles and emotions that remain as relevant today as they did then.
    • Top Five AIDS Denialists Created: Tuesday, June 18, 2013 Updated: Thursday, August 07, 2014
      The top five AIDS denialists are rated on the influence they had during a specific time in history and the impact their messages carry today.
    • Top 20 HIV/AIDS Charities of 2013 Created: Monday, August 05, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, August 05, 2014
      When it comes to selecting a worthy HIV/AIDS charity, start first by following the money. Here's a list of the charities that will best use your donation.
    • The History of the NAMES AIDS Memorial Quilt Created: Monday, August 04, 2014 Updated: Monday, August 04, 2014
      The NAMES AIDS Quilt is a massive community arts project that served as one of the most powerful activist tools during the height of the AIDS crisis.
    • Does Cancer Drug (Really) Bring Us Closer to AIDS "Cure?" Created: Monday, July 28, 2014 Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014
      It was reported that a cancer drug called romidepsin can expose HIV hidden deep within cellular reservoirs in a curative strategy called "kick-kill."
    • HIV and Testosterone Deficiency Created: Wednesday, August 07, 2013 Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014
      Testosterone deficiency occurs in both men and women with HIV and long been recognized as a complication of HIV since the earliest days of the pandemic.
    • A Practical Guide to Coping With HIV Stigma Created: Thursday, April 04, 2013 Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014
      Learning to overcome HIV stigma starts by understanding the roots of prejudice and discrimination towards those living with HIV.
    • What Should I Do If I Think I Have Been Exposed to HIV? Created: Thursday, April 04, 2013 Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014
      In the event of accidental exposure to HIV, there are medications that can reduce the risk of infection called Post-Exposure Prophylaxis or PEP.
    • Top 10 Holiday Gifts That Benefit HIV/AIDS Charities Created: Sunday, November 24, 2013 Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014
      Find the best holiday gift for a loved one, while ensuring that at least 20% of the cost of the purchase goes back to the HIV/AIDS charity.
    • Why Can't Our 'CD8 T-cells' Naturally Control HIV Infection? Created: Monday, July 21, 2014 Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014
      In most types of viral infection, "memory" CD8 T-cells can mount an faster, even stronger immune defense. This generally does not happen with HIV.
    • Why the HIV Baby "Cure" Never Really Was Created: Monday, July 14, 2014 Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014
      On July 10, 2014, the child known as the "Mississippi baby," proclaimed "cured" of HIV in 2013, was reported to have a return of detectable virus.
    • Updated Treatment of Hepatitis C in People with HIV Created: Monday, January 27, 2014 Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014
      Hepatitis C is an infectious disease affecting the liver and is one of the leading causes of hospitalization and death among people with HIV.
    • Remembering Joep Lange (1954-2014) Created: Sunday, July 20, 2014 Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014
      Joep Lange, renowned HIV researcher, was among the passengers killed on Malaysian Airways Flight 17 when the aircraft was shot down on July 17, 2014.
    • What the HIV Baby "Cures" Tell Us (and Don't Tell Us) Created: Sunday, May 11, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
      Two cases involving HIV-positive newborns echo earlier claims that a Mississippi baby born to an HIV-positive mother was "functionally cured" of HIV.
    • HIV/AIDS Profiles: The People Who "Cheated" HIV Created: Wednesday, December 25, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
      Scientists have long observed people with HIV who do not progress to AIDS and were able to maintain stable CD4 counts and undetectable viral loads, often for decades.
    • How Close Are We to a Functional Cure for HIV? Created: Tuesday, July 02, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
      The functional cure is an evidence-based hypothesis by which HIV may be kept in check to undetectable levels without the use of chronic medications.
    • Anabolic Steroids and HIV Risk Created: Monday, July 07, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014
      The use of image and performance-enhancing drugs like anabolic steroids carries a one-in-ten risk of HIV, hepatitis B or hepatitis C infection.
    • PEPFAR (U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief) Created: Monday, August 05, 2013 Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014
      The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) was founded by President George W. Bush in 2003 to fight the global HIV/AIDS pandemic.
    • Are Women Who Have Sex With Women (WSW) Safe from HIV? Created: Monday, July 07, 2014 Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014
      Women who have sex with women (WSW) are often considered the group with the lowest risk of HIV infection, although some rare cases do exist.
    • A Few Facts About the New Alere Rapid HIV Test Created: Tuesday, August 27, 2013 Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014
      When the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the Alere Determine HIV-1/2 AG Combo™ test on August 8, we were among those pleased to hear the news.
    • Your Essential Guide to HIV Testing and Diagnosis Created: Monday, February 24, 2014 Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014
      There are a number of tests used in the detection, treatment and management of HIV, ranging from rapid in-home saliva tests to genetic assays used to tailor therapy.

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