Tag Archives: Antiretroviral

Immediate antiretroviral therapy makes them 100 times smaller

Immediate antiretroviral therapy makes them 100 times smaller 1

Microscopic image of an HIV-infected T cell. Credit: NIAID HIV hides in reservoirs during antiretroviral therapy (ART). These viral sanctuaries are the reason why ART is not a cure. And research teams have striven for years to determine how the HIV reservoirs are established and maintained during ART. Thanks to …

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    Immediate treatment with antiretroviral therapy helps infants with HIV

    Immediate treatment with antiretroviral therapy helps infants with HIV 4

    Scanning electromicrograph of an HIV-infected T cell. Credit: NIAID HIV infection among infants remains an enormous global health challenge. Each day, 300 to 500 infants in sub-Saharan Africa become infected with the virus. HIV progresses much faster in infants than in adults because of their weaker immune systems. While antiretroviral …

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      Antiretroviral HIV medication attenuates liver fibrosis

      Antiretroviral HIV medication attenuates liver fibrosis 5

      Rilpivirine research group. Credit: Valencia University Scientists from Valencia University (UV) have discovered that Rilpivirine, an antiretroviral drug used for treating HIV, has beneficial effects on chronic liver diseases. The finding opens a path to identify new therapies for liver diseases. Their work has been published in the journal Gut. …

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