What is CRISPR? Penn Medicine Explains

Let’s talk about genes. No, not those, those. (rhythmic chime music) Genes determine our traits like eye color and freckles. Some genes make people more likely to get certain diseases like high cholesterol or some cancers. Whether it’s cancer, HIV, or antibiotic resistance, so much of modern medicine is influenced by people’s genes. If only there was a […]

A cure for HIV is possible – but is it a realistic solution? | Need to Know | Xtra

You know, it’s always good that one person is cured, if that’s the right word. I think that in no way translates to community impact. We need to sometimes funnel a lot of money into one particularly good experiment, if you want, but, I mean, you and I know – we can do simple math to know that […]

Could We Cure HIV with Lasers? | Patience Mthunzi | TED Talks

What do you do when you have a headache? You swallow an aspirin. But for this pill to get to your head, where the pain is, it goes through your stomach, intestines and various other organs first. Swallowing pills is the most effective and painless way of delivering any medication in the body. The downside, though, is that […]

On World AIDS Day, a look at treatment advances and health inequalities

>>Stewart: TODAY MARKS WORLD AIDS DAY, AND WHILE THERE HAS BEEN SIGNIFICANT PROGRESS IN MEDICAL TREATMENT AND MANAGEMENT FOR THE NEARLY 38 MILLION PEOPLE GLOBALLY WHO LIVE WITH THE VIRUS, AN ESTIMATED 1.7 MILLION PEOPLE WERE NEWLY INFECTED LAST YEAR. CELESTE WATKINS-HAYES IS A PROFESSOR OF SOCIOLOGY AND AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDIES AT NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY AND FACULTY FELLOW AT […]

The ImmunoRevolution: Now Rising at Penn Medicine

The arc of history bends to the revolutionary. To those who refuse to accept history as their destiny. These are the catalysts of a global movement to transform the human body into a disease fighting machine. Our immune systems fortified. Our immune cells retrained to hunt down and destroy deadly diseases so that we ourselves might one day […]

Overview of Evotaz – a Prescription Medication Used to Treat HIV Infection in Adults

Evotaz is a prescription medication used to treat human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection in adults. It is a single product containing 2 medications: atazanavir and cobicistat. Atazanavir belongs to a group of drugs called protease inhibitors. It works by decreasing the amount of HIV in the blood. Cobicistat belongs to a group of drugs called pharmacokinetic enhancers. Cobicistat […]

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