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New Study Reveals why people with HIV are more likely to develop Emphysema

Up to 30 percent of HIV patients who are appropriately treated with antiretroviral therapies develop the chronic lung disease emphysema in their lifetime. Now, new research from Weill Cornell Medicine investigators has uncovered a mechanism that might explain why this lung damage occurs.

Published
10 May 2017
From
Weill Cornell Medicine
A Second Chance at Death

Long-term survivors, as haunted as we may be by our past, are uniquely qualified to address the practical and emotional concerns of our own mortality. I have arrangements for my living will, instructions not to resuscitate, and know my way around end-of-life care. Moreover, I am already in the practice of telling my friends how much I love them.

Published
02 May 2017
From
My Fabulous Disease
Pretreatment HIV, immune activation levels determine their persistence during treatment

A study led by a Massachusetts General Hospital investigator finds that pretreatment levels of HIV and immune activation appear to determine the extent to which viral levels and inflammation persist during antiretroviral treatment.

Published
25 April 2017
From
Eurekalert Inf Dis
Are serious heart problems inevitable for people with HIV? A conversation with cardiologist Priscilla Hsue

Priscilla Hsue, MD, FACC, a cardiologist at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital spoke about heart health and inflammation, and why cardiovascular conditions are becoming a growing concern for people growing older with HIV.

Published
16 March 2017
From
BETA blog
Minority Within A Minority: Women Ageing With HIV

My research is a three year project, exploring what it is like to be an older women with HIV, how the social and physical experiences of ageing are affected by HIV, and what support exists or is needed to enable older women living with HIV to age well.

Published
09 March 2017
From
Huffington Post
HCV Infection Linked to Nonhepatic Cancers in the Elderly

Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection may be linked to cancers other than hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), such as bile duct cancers and diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL), according to a study published in Cancer.

Published
21 February 2017
From
Infectious Disease Advisor
UK’s first LGBT older person’s community planned for Manchester

The ambition to create a community aimed at older lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people has been announced today by Manchester City Council.

Published
19 February 2017
From
Manchester City Council
No evidence of accelerated brain ageing in HIV positive people on effective ART

A European study reported no evidence of accelerating brain ageing in HIV positive people in ART, based on highly sensitive brain imaging scans and cognitive testing over two year.

Published
19 February 2017
From
HIV i-Base
New SF General clinic treats older HIV patients

When Ward 86 opened at San Francisco General Hospital, on the sixth floor of a faded red-brick building, the patients who came and went were mostly young gay men, and they were dying of AIDS. Nearly 35 years later, the ward has made a remarkable new addition: a geriatric clinic.

Published
03 February 2017
From
San Francisco Chronicle
Study examines sexual risk-taking, HIV prevention among older adults in Africa

One of the most common myths around older adults is that they are not sexually active. But a recent study conducted in South Africa by researchers at Indiana University found that older men and women do maintain sexual relationships even into their 80s and beyond. Since older adults are often ignored in sexual health education, the possibility for HIV transmission is heightened.

Published
01 February 2017
From
Eurekalert Medicine & Health
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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap
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