97-149 (AIDS Story Ideas)
Brown University News Bureau

The Brown University News Bureau

1997-1998 index

Distributed June 24, 1998
Contact: Carol Cruzan Morton

News advisory:
Brown faculty to discuss research at World AIDS Conference

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Brown University researchers will discuss a variety of research projects at the 12th World AIDS Conference and related events, beginning June 25 in Geneva. Please respect the embargoes for each summary attached to this memo.

New guidelines stress early potent drug cocktails, individualized therapy

Early intervention with powerful new drug regimens remains the key strategy for longer, healthier lives in people infected with HIV, according to updated international recommendations presented by a Brown University researcher.

97-149a (Embargoed until 4 a.m. EDT Saturday, June 27.)
Powerful AIDS drugs may promote heart disease

Potent drug cocktails appear to increase two potentially harmful serum lipid levels that may put individuals at risk for heart disease, say Brown University researchers in a study that also confirms changes in body fat distribution in some people.

97-149b (Embargoed until 5 a.m. EDT Tuesday, June 30.)
Promising results for woman-controlled anti-HIV product

In the race for woman-controlled anti-HIV products, one vaginal gel just cleared its first hurdle in Phase I trials demonstrating safety, says a Brown University researcher.

97-149c (Embargoed until Tuesday, June 30.)
Answers to access, adherence and tolerance of protease inhibitors

Gastrointestinal and other side effects cause many patients to discontinue protease inhibitors, a key ingredient of HIV drug cocktails, say Brown University researchers who also found that women and minorities were less likely to receive this drug as part of their HIV treatment.

97-149d (Embargoed until 5 a.m. EDT Tuesday, June 30.)
Better access to clean needles may reduce spread of HIV infection

Rhode Island AIDS doctor fights strict state syringe laws, which he says are boosting HIV infection rates. The Brown University physician will discuss related study results.

97-149e (Embargoed until Thursday, June 25.)
Doctors scale prison walls to help women at risk for AIDS stay out of jail

Having a regular doctor and continuous medical care from inside prison to the outside reduces risky behavior for spreading HIV and keeps women out of jail, say Brown University studies.

97-149f (Embargoed until 5 a.m. EDT Thursday, July 2.)