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Missed Opportunities for HIV Screening in Pharmacies and Retail Clinics - JMCP

Missed Opportunities for HIV Screening in Pharmacies and Retail Clinics - JMCP

UnitedHealthcare to lift mail order requirements for patients with HIV/AIDS bit.ly/1fvIvME

UnitedHealthcare to lift mail order requirements for patients with HIV/AIDS bit.ly/1fvIvME

AIDS physician groups tell pharmaceutical companies to lower the price of their drugs and expand access to their medicines, expanding co-pays, ensuring formulary coverage.

AIDS physician groups tell pharmaceutical companies to lower the price of their drugs and expand access to their medicines, expanding co-pays, ensuring formulary coverage.

Rival hepatitis C drugs from Merck & Co and Vertex Pharmaceuticals are effective in patients also infected with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, according to data released on Tuesday. The Vertex drug had the more impressive results, the data showed.

Rival hepatitis C drugs from Merck & Co and Vertex Pharmaceuticals are effective in patients also infected with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, according to data released on Tuesday. The Vertex drug had the more impressive results, the data showed.

Walgreens now has certified more than 500 of its pharmacies as HIV  Centers of Excellence in communities highly impacted by HIV, as  identified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Walgreens now has certified more than 500 of its pharmacies as HIV Centers of Excellence in communities highly impacted by HIV, as identified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Unfortunately, Hep C gains in notoriety. Mortality associated with hepatitis C has surpassed that of HIV, a researcher said.

Unfortunately, Hep C gains in notoriety. Mortality associated with hepatitis C has surpassed that of HIV, a researcher said.

Low-income HIV patients on a single-pill regimen had about a 25% lower  risk of hospitalization over time than those taking multiple pills, a  researcher said. Data from a large Medicaid database also showed that taking a single  pill was associated with 14 to 20 fewer admissions per 100 patients,  according to Cal Cohen, MD, of the Community Research Initiative of New  England in Boston.

Low-income HIV patients on a single-pill regimen had about a 25% lower risk of hospitalization over time than those taking multiple pills, a researcher said. Data from a large Medicaid database also showed that taking a single pill was associated with 14 to 20 fewer admissions per 100 patients, according to Cal Cohen, MD, of the Community Research Initiative of New England in Boston.

New H.I.V. Cases Steady Despite Better Treatment

The American HIV epidemic is still concentrated primarily in gay men, and is growing rapidly worse among young black gay men, a new report revealed. For most risk groups, infection rates are stable, with 61 percent of cases contracted through gay or bisexual sex, 27 percent through heterosexual sex and 9 percent through drug injections. But because of the plateauing and rising rate of infection in gay black men, AIDS activists say this proves that government prevention policies are a flop.Read more from the New York Times here.

Daily Pill Can Prevent HIV Infection

Two groundbreaking studies have found that partners of HIV-positive people can protect themselves by taking a once-a-day pill, even secretly, if necessary. The studies’ findings, conducted in Botswana, Kenya and Uganda, could have major benefits to people living in countries that do not accept a cultural standard of condoms and ravaged by HIV/AIDS. Read more here.

Nearly 1.2 million people in the U.S. with AIDS

By the close of 2008 there were 1,178,350 people in the United States living with HIV, 20 percent of whom don’t know they are infected, according to researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read here