1. AIDS in the news
Researchers presenting at the 2006 CROI conference found that the earlier treatment is initiated, the slower a patient progresses to AIDS and the fewer side effects they have. The article mentions that there were significantly fewer side effects for patients who were started on ARVs at a CD4+ cell count of 350 or higher. The researchers attribute this difference to decreased inflammation in patients with higher CD4+ cell counts. “This suggests there is no reason to delay HAART treatment, and no reason to delay getting tested for HIV”, Lichtenstein (the researcher) said. Tshedimoso’s got it right!
2. Stanford in the news
Tiny Woman Gives Birth to Healthy Son
In brief, a 37 lb woman suffering from Type 3 osteogenesis imperfecta gave birth to a normal baby, at the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford.
3. Thailand in the Torino Winter Olympics
Our single contender, Prawat Nagvajara, is 46 years old and will again be participating in the Men’s 15km Classic Cross-Country Skiing event! We wish you well.