Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

What's the concern with COVID-19 variants?

Currently, three new variants of the virus (SARS-CoV-2) that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) are creating concern. They include:

HIV & AIDS

HIV treatment in Ethiopia is a socioeconomic challenge

For those who are diagnosed and have begun treatment for HIV, it is standard practice to regularly monitor viral load in the blood to assess response to treatment. A study of people living with HIV in Ethiopia shows that ...

Medications

Bamlanivimab plus etesevimab reduces SARS-CoV-2 viral load

(HealthDay)—Treatment with bamlanivimab and etesevimab, but not monotherapy with bamlanivimab, is associated with a reduction in severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) viral load in patients with mild-to-moderate ...

HIV & AIDS

Formula predicts ideal dose of stem cells to cure HIV

Scientists have determined the optimal conditions following a stem cell transplant that could control HIV without the need of an everyday pill, according to a study published today in eLife.

Medications

Antibody cocktail enhances clearance of SARS-CoV-2 virus

(HealthDay)—An interim analysis of data from an ongoing phase 1 to 3 trial shows that an antibody cocktail enhances clearance of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) virus, according to a study published ...

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