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  • Drug that reduces abdominal fat in HIV patients also may reduce fat in liver

    The only drug to receive Food and Drug Administration approval for reduction of the abdominal fat deposits that develop in some patients receiving antiviral therapy for HIV infection may also reduce the incidence of fatty liver disease in such patients. Massachusetts General Hospital investigators report that six months of daily injections of tesamorelin significantly reduced fat in the liver without affecting glucose metabolism.

    19 July 2014 | Eurekalert Medicine & Health
  • High CD4s Neutralize Raised Risk of Stroke in People With HIV

    People with HIV have a 40 percent greater chance of stroke than those without the virus; however, having high CD4 cells erases this increased risk.

    26 June 2014 | Aidsmeds
  • PI Therapy Raises Risk of Cerebral Small-Vessel Disease in US Group

    Treatment with HIV protease inhibitors (PIs) heightened chances of cerebral small-vessel disease (CSVD) in a group of US adults. And mild CSVD raised chances of HIV-associated neurocognitive disorder (HAND).

    30 May 2014 | International AIDS Society
  • Social cocaine use 'dangerous' according to researchers

    Sydney University researchers have found that people who use cocaine ‘socially’ are at greater risk of developing cardiovascular disease.

    06 May 2014 | Gay News Network
  • Men with HIV have a greater risk and extent of coronary artery disease

    Men with HIV have a greater risk for coronary artery disease (CAD) and have more severe disease than uninfected men, according to an article being published in Annals of Internal Medicine. Patients with HIV are living longer and, as such, are experiencing more chronic noninfectious age-related diseases such as CAD.

    01 April 2014 | HIV / AIDS News From Medical News Today
  • Heavy Popper Use in Gay MACS Cohort Linked to New Heart Disease, Cancer

    Heavy long-term use of inhaled nitrites (poppers) was linked to new cardiovascular disease and cancer in HIV-positive and negative gay/bisexual men in the US Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study (MACS). More than half of men in this prospective cohort used poppers.

    14 March 2014 | NATAP
  • HIV Independently Predicts Cardiovascular Disease in US Women

    HIV infection--independently of classic risk factors--nearly tripled the risk of cardiovascular disease in a study of more than 2000 women in the US Veterans Aging Cohort Study [1]. Higher heart disease risk with versus without HIV held true regardless of CD4 count. But women with a viral load below 500 copies did not have a higher cardiovascular disease risk than women without HIV, whereas women with a viral load above 500 copies did.

    07 March 2014 | NATAP
  • Youth born with HIV may have higher heart disease risk, NIH network study shows

    Researchers advise reducing risk through diet, exercise, not smoking.

    25 February 2014 | National Institutes of Health (press release)
  • Is high blood pressure the new HIV epidemic?

    MUMBAI: Hypertension or high blood pressure could be as devastating to global health as HIV. This is a warning spelt out in the International Journal of Epidemiology this week. Experts from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine have warned that the response of most governments and international aid agencies to hypertension is little better than the reaction of HIV\AIDS 20 years back - too little, too late.

    05 February 2014 | Times of India
  • US HIV+ MSM have higher stroke rate - Framingham score too low

    Ten-year stroke rate was almost 2 times higher in HIV-positive US men who have sex with men (MSM) than in HIV-negative MSM, and the Framingham Risk Score underestimated stroke risk in men with HIV.

    03 February 2014 | International AIDS Society
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