Today I wanted to highlight an important side effect of a small handful of medications used to treat HIV infection: lipoatrophy, sometimes also called lipodystrophy. Lipoatrophy is a problem where normal fat layers in the face, legs and butt shrink or disappear, leading to changes to the body that can be very distressing. The loss of fat can be most notable in the face as … [Read more...] about What Is Lipoatrophy?
Good news in the world of HIV with the FDA approval of a new HIV treatment Stribild. This new medication combines the two drugs found in Truvada with two new medications that inhibit the replication of HIV as well as helping this new medication last longer in the body. The combination of these four medicines into one tablet brings a second "single daily tablet" HIV … [Read more...] about New HIV Treatment Stribild Gains FDA Approval
Hey there Guys, You may remember there was a bit of press last year about a man who was cured of HIV after a bone marrow transplant. To bring up you to speed, as noted in The Vienna Review: In 2007, Timothy Ray Brown, referred to as the ‘Berlin Patient,’ received a rare stem cell transplant treatment to combat myeloid leukemia, a cancer of the immune system. Cancer was … [Read more...] about Could Bone Marrow Transplant Treat HIV?
Hey there guys, Today I was alerted to this video on Stephen Fry's Twitter stream: The End of AIDS? from Stop AIDS Campaign on Vimeo. This is an interesting video. The thought of eradicating HIV/AIDS in a single generation is amazing. Today I thought it might be a good to discuss the research and science behind this idea. Through the introduction of effective … [Read more...] about Test & Treat. Could This Be The Key To Cracking HIV?
Had we lived in a world that was free of HIV there is a very good chance that Freddy Mercury would have turned 65 this week. It's with great sadness that I noted Google's splash screen standing tribute to one of our generation's most talented musicians. One of the many talented gay men we have lost to HIV infection. Today I thought it might be a good time to look forward and … [Read more...] about The Healthy Bear | HIV Challenges in 2011