HIV: Understanding the Virus, Transmission, and Prevention

Introduction: HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) is a viral infection that attacks the immune system, making individuals vulnerable to other infections and diseases. We take a deep look at the transmission, symptoms, treatment, and prevention of HIV. What is HIV? HIV is a virus that attacks the body’s immune system, specifically targeting CD4 cells (T cells), ...

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The roles clinicians should play to mitigate HIV spread.

HIV/AIDS is by far one of the most devastating global epidemics that has baffled clinicians and researchers worldwide. Strides to mitigate the catastrophic effects that troubled those living with HIV in the 20th century are apparent. They stem from the meticulous research into understanding the virus to ongoing trials to find an HIV vaccine. Various ...

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The NADIA trial data findings: they are commendable.

If you aren’t aware yet, the NADIA trial team (Nucleosides And Darunavir/Dolutegravir In Africa) published their data findings in one of the world’s most prestigious journals – the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM). It is a feat worth celebrating for the Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) at the gallant Makerere University, Uganda, and Africa at ...

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Dolutegravir Use in Pregnancy: The benefits outweigh the risks – if any.

HIV treatment guidelines were updated in 2019 by the World Health Organization (WHO) as dolutegravir, an inhibitor of the integrase enzyme becomes the preferred first-line and second-line treatment regimen in the highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART). The government of Uganda in support of its partners set out to roll out the countrywide switching of eligible ...

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