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Removable PrEP implant produces high drug levels in rabbits; further studies planned

A small removable plastic implant resembling a tiny piece of dry spaghetti is capable of delivering sustained levels of the drug tenofovir, researchers told last month’s HIV Research for Prevention conference (HIVR4P 2018) in Madrid. The drug delivery capability of the implants was tested on rabbits and will now advance into tests on dogs and… Read More »

Less-Invasive Surgery for Cervical Cancer May Bring More Risks, Studies Find

Print this page WEDNESDAY, Oct. 31, 2018 — Surgeons have long turned to a minimally invasive means of hysterectomy when treating early stage cervical cancer. However, two new studies could change all that. Both found the approach was linked to a higher rate of cancer recurrence, plus worse long-term survival, compared to more “open” surgeries.… Read More »

Neural tube defects and integrase inhibitors: studies show no further evidence of increased risk

Three retrospective analyses reported on the incidence of neural tube defects in national cohorts, either in women exposed to dolutegravir or to other integrase inhibitors. The Canadian Perinatal HIV Surveillance Program reported on neural tube defects in 2423 infants born to mothers receiving antiretroviral therapy between 2007 and 2017, of whom 2325 were exposed to… Read More »