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New Injectable Drug Peramivir Is as Effective as Oseltamivir (Tamiflu) for Seasonal Influenza

A single intravenous injection of the new flu drug peramivir worked as well as the widely used oral agent oseltamivir (Tamiflu) for relieving symptoms of seasonal influenza, according to 2 presentations at the 49th Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC 2009) last week in San Francisco. While these studies did not involve the novel H1N1 "swine" flu, peramivir works the same way as agents that are active against the new virus. alt

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HIV Infection Does Not Appear To Be a Risk Factor for H1N1 Influenza Death

So far there is no indication that people with HIV are at greater risk for complications or death due to H1N1 influenza (swine flu), according to a global survey published in the August 20, 2009 issue of Eurosurveillance. alt

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CDC Issues Flu Treatment Guidelines and Public Health Service Updates Antiretroviral Therapy Recommendations for Pregnant Women with HIV

On May 29, 2009, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued guidelines for treating pregnant women with symptoms of the new H1N1 strain of influenza A, formerly called the "swine flu"; the guidance includes specific recommendations for pregnant women with HIV.

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Strong Relationship between 1918 Influenza Virus and 2009 H1N1 Flu

There is a strong relationship between the current H1N1 "swine" influenza pandemic and the influenza virus that killed tens of millions of people worldwide in 1918, according to researchers at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID).

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H1N1 Swine Flu Update and CDC Interim Guidance for Clinicians Treating People with HIV

The novel H1N1 flu that originated in Mexico and first emerged in the U.S. 2 weeks ago continues to spread worldwide, but the severity of illness is less than initially feared, according to U.S. and international public health officials.

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