HIV

Medtexter helps close the gap to end AIDS by offering Medtexter for free

Medtexter helps close the gap to end the AIDS by offering Medtexter for Free Las Vegas, NV, 12/1/14 — World AIDS Day 2014 is an opportunity to harness the power of social change to put people first and close the gap. Medtexter just made it easier for the 35 million people living with AIDS and the people taking PREP to remember to take medications on time by offering Medtexter for FREE today! With Medtexter, a secure mobile and web medication [...]

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The FDA approves HIV medication

For the very first time, the FDA has approved a contraceptive pill to prevent the spread of HIV infections: Truvada. This drug is intended to cut the risk of people that are having sex with HIV – infected partners, though studies have shown that the drug only cuts the risk by 42% and should not be considered a replacement for condoms alone, cautions the AIDS Healthcare Foundation. Truvada has been on the market since 2004, for the purpose of treating people [...]

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Adherence to Meds is often not a priority for HIV patients

A small study on the matter of why HIV patients stop taking their Antiretroviral therapy (ART) meds has been released in the Journal of General Internal Medicine in October, 2012.  449 HIV patients participated in the study and 71% of those were drinking alcohol during the course of the study. Researchers have been worried about the lack of adherence among  HIV patients and set a study in motion to discover the causes. It’s kind of remarkable that there is such [...]

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Women forget to take their meds more than men do

Usually, I’d get in trouble for making a comment about women, such as this one. But THIS one is published in the Huffington Post. Women, it seems, really are not as good as men when it comes to taking their meds on time. We talk about how patients are really, well, just awful at taking their meds as directed by their physicians. We have often said that medications are not taken almost half of the time. It’s a national health [...]

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