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Meta-analysis finds no real difference in safety and effectiveness between tenofovir formulations

There are no real differences between tenofovir formulations – tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF) and tenofovir alafenamide (TAF) – in terms of viral suppression and bone and renal safety, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis published in AIDS. The newer formulation of the drug (TAF) only showed superiority in terms of efficacy, and then to a modest… Read More »

People with HIV at higher risk of hospitalisation and death from COVID-19, New York study finds

People with HIV were more likely to be admitted to hospital with COVID-19 and more likely to die in hospital due to COVID-19 than people without HIV, and people with more advanced HIV disease or unsuppressed viral load were more likely than other people with HIV to be hospitalised, a review of surveillance data in… Read More »

Cigar Smokers Are Smoking More Despite COVID-19 Concerns, Finds New Study

North Carolina, August 8: Results from an online survey suggest that though cigar smokers are concerned about their health and COVID-19 but are eventually smoking more during the pandemic. The survey involving nearly 800 cigar smokers found that majority of the people surveyed intended to quit smoking due to concerns about elevated health risks if… Read More »

Facebook, YouTube usage linked to belief in coronavirus conspiracy theories, study finds

In this photo illustration a smartphone screen reading “Covid 19” and “coronavirus disease” is displayed as logos of social media applications are seen behind, in Ankara, Turkey on April 2, 2020. Hakan Nural | Anadolu Agency via Getty Images People using social media platforms like Facebook and YouTube to find information about the coronavirus are… Read More »

Health Care In the COVID-19 Era – PwC Finds Self-Rationing of Care and Meds Especially for Chronic Care

Patients in the U.S. are self-rationing care in the era of COVID-19 by cutting spending on health care visits and prescription drugs. The coronavirus pandemic’s impact on health consumers’ spending varies depending on whether the household is generally a healthy family unit, healthy “enthusiasts,” dealing with a simple or more complex chronic conditions, or managing… Read More »