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Pearl Toh, 4 days ago
Vitamin D supplementation can reduce the incidence of advanced cancer among older adults, in particular those with a normal BMI but not those who are overweight or obese, suggests the large VITAL* randomized study presented during the ASCO 2020 Meeting.
Stephen Padilla, 19 Jul 2019
A quadruple combination antiretroviral therapy (cART) demonstrates similar effects when compared to a triple cART in treatment-naïve people with HIV, according to the results of a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Jairia Dela Cruz, 01 Jun 2020
Current three-drug combination antiretroviral therapy (ART) regimens have proven to be highly effective, and the use of the relatively inexpensive rilpivirine (RPV) appears to have considerably better tolerability profile than efavirenz or protease inhibitors in regimens containing abacavir plus lamivudine (ABC/3TC) for treatment-naïve patients, offering a good, less costly approach to suppressing HIV, as shown in a Singapore study.
05 Jun 2020
Darunavir lacks potent in vitro antiviral activity against SARS-CoV-2 and is therefore not supported for use in the treatment of COVID-19, according to a recent study.

Candidiasis (Patient Counselling Guide)

05 Jun 2020
Candidiasis refers to a fungal infection of any of the Candida species, the most common of which is Candida albicans, which is normally found in low amounts in the vagina, mouth, digestive tract, and on the skin without causing disease or symptoms. There are 3 major categories of candidiasis: Oropharyngeal, genital and invasive. Oropharyngeal candidiasis, commonly known as "oral thrush", occurs in the buccal mucosa, tongue, and palate. Predisposing factors to oral thrush include HIV infection, smoking, use of dentures, diabetes, xerostomia (dry mouth) and short- or long-term broad-spectrum antibiotic use, and other drugs (eg, chemotherapy, corticosteroids). Genital candidiasis, commonly known as yeast infection, occurs when the balance between the normal microorganisms of the skin and mucous membranes is lost, and the Candida albicans population becomes larger in relation to the other microorganism populations. This happens when the environment has certain favorable conditions that allow growth and nourishment of Candida albicans. Risk factors for yeast infection include use of certain medications (eg, oral contraceptives, systemic corticosteroids). Patients with diabetes, glucosuria, lupus, thyroid dysfunction, and obesity are possibly predisposed to having a yeast infection. Invasive candidiasis, on the other hand, is not a disease seen in normal healthy hosts. It occurs in critically ill patients in intensive care units, in persons with severe granulocytopenia, and in hematopoietic stem cell and organ transplant recipients.

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Pearl Toh, 4 days ago
Vitamin D supplementation can reduce the incidence of advanced cancer among older adults, in particular those with a normal BMI but not those who are overweight or obese, suggests the large VITAL* randomized study presented during the ASCO 2020 Meeting.
Stephen Padilla, 19 Jul 2019
A quadruple combination antiretroviral therapy (cART) demonstrates similar effects when compared to a triple cART in treatment-naïve people with HIV, according to the results of a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Jairia Dela Cruz, 01 Jun 2020
Current three-drug combination antiretroviral therapy (ART) regimens have proven to be highly effective, and the use of the relatively inexpensive rilpivirine (RPV) appears to have considerably better tolerability profile than efavirenz or protease inhibitors in regimens containing abacavir plus lamivudine (ABC/3TC) for treatment-naïve patients, offering a good, less costly approach to suppressing HIV, as shown in a Singapore study.
05 Jun 2020
Darunavir lacks potent in vitro antiviral activity against SARS-CoV-2 and is therefore not supported for use in the treatment of COVID-19, according to a recent study.