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Weight gain on HIV treatment: more common with newer drugs, low CD4 counts

Weight gain after starting antiretroviral treatment is not exclusive to dolutegravir-based treatment, but appears to be associated with newer, better tolerated drugs, a large meta-analysis of randomised trials published this month in Clinical Infectious Diseases has found. People with low CD4 counts were at much greater risk of large weight increases after starting treatment, the… Read More »

A common antibiotic seems to have a strange effect on our memories

By Jason Arunn Murugesu Memory is a tricky thingMichael Austen/Alamy Stock Photo An antibiotic used to treat chest infections and sexually transmitted infections has been trialled as a potential treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder. It didn’t work, but the results suggest we may need to rethink our understanding of how memories are formed. The drug,… Read More »