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Large US study confirms that people switching from TDF to TAF experience rising blood fat levels

A US study of 6451 people with HIV who switched from antiretroviral drug regimens containing the older form of tenofovir, tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF), to regimens containing the newer form, tenofovir alafenamide (TAF), shows rises in participants’ cholesterol and triglycerides – blood lipids (fats) that raise the risk of cardiovascular disease. The risk was moderated… Read More »

An excerpt from Suzanne Koven’s ‘Letter to a Young Female Physician’

Excerpted from “Letter to a Young Female Physician: Notes from a Medical Life” by Suzanne Koven, associate professor, Harvard Medical School, and primary care physician and writer in residence, Massachusetts General Hospital. I knocked shyly on the open door of Albert Blake’s hospital room. All I knew about him was that he was 54 years… Read More »

Dr. Scott Gottlieb says ‘nothing is going to stop’ families from gathering for holidays

Dr. Scott Gottlieb told CNBC on Monday that unlike in 2020 he fully expects families and friends to gather around the holidays this year. He also suggested there are ways to do so that can minimize Covid risk. “Nothing is going to stop us from getting together, and we’re going to be getting together for… Read More »