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NEJM: Call for longer-term studies on ARV toxicity

A recent letter in the NEJM by Janet M. Wojcicki, Ph.D., M.P.H. features the paragraph: Studies have shown cardiac risks associated with in utero exposure to zidovudine3 and poor growth outcomes at 5 years of age with exposure to nevirapine or zidovudine.4 However, few studies focus on longer-term outcomes in sub-Saharan African populations, and most […]

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ScienceBlogs interview with HIV denier-turned-science-advocate John Strangis

Tara C. Smith of ScienceBlogs has posted an interview with former Rethinker John Strangis. A few points need to be made: Strangis believed that HIV/AIDS was a concocted conspiracy rather than a product of compassionate incompetence, which largely is at odds with mainstream Rethinking. He sees validity in Myles Power’s “debunking videos”, which have been rebuffed […]

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Type 2 diabetes linked to inflammation in people on HIV medication

“The development of type 2 diabetes has been linked to systemic inflammation among HIV-positive people taking antiretrovirals (ARVs). …They also believe their findings provide “clues” as to why people with HIV on ARVs remain at increased risk of cardiovascular diseases and other chronic illnesses.” Is not inflammation from a medicine designed to treat immunodeficiency a […]

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Relax, don’t do it…

Holly Johnson (of Frankie Goes To Hollywood fame, responsible for 80s hits such as Relax) has been HIV+ since 1991 and is on ARVs which be believes contribute to his survival. The fact that he now lives “like a nun” (Johnson, notably gay, was suffering ill health likely as a culmination of drug misuse) unfortunately does not register to Johnson […]

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