Friday, November 26, 2010

HIV Video: Possible Method to Preventing HIV, Statin Therapy in Those With Abnormal Liver Function

(November 23, 2010 - Insidermedicine)
From Chicago - Researchers may have found a way to prevent HIV transmission, according to a report published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Randomizing over 2400 HIV-negative gay men to either daily intake of antiretroviral treatment or placebo, researchers found that those who received the therapy (known as oral pre-exposure prophylaxis) had a 44% reduction of new HIV transmissions.

From Greece - A new report published in The Lancet examines the benefits of statin therapy in people with abnormal liver function. Randomizing over 400 patients with abnormal liver tests to either statin therapy or no therapy at all, researchers found that those on the statins had a 68% relative reduced risk of suffering a cardiovascular event.

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