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As Waistlines Increase, Diabetes Sets In In Tanzania

Fast-changing lifestyle coupled with improving household economies have propelled the rate of obesity which culminates in diabetes at an alarming rate in Tanzania, with urban areas leading the tally. Medical experts say the metabolic disease is a looming health hazard in the country.

Published
16 January 2019
From
Health Policy Watch
Use of Testosterone in Men With HIV Is Associated With Higher Bone Mineral Density

Men with HIV who use testosterone have greater bone mass density (BMD) T-scores at the lumbar spine, total hip, and femoral neck compared with nonusers, according to the results of a recent study.

Published
03 January 2019
From
American Journal of Managed Care
Frailty associated with adverse health outcomes, mortality in HIV-infected adults

Study findings showed that frailty is associated with risk for incident cardiovascular disease, diabetes mellitus and bone disease in people living with HIV, and that an increase in frailty is associated with mortality in patients with HIV who are engaged in care.

Published
03 January 2019
From
Healio
In 20 years living with HIV, my sanity has often been pushed to the limit

The virus has ultimately transformed my life for the better but thousands of us still endure high rates of poverty and prejudice.

Published
03 January 2019
From
The Guardian
The Lisbon Patient: Meet the man living with HIV who's about to turn 100

Referred to in a soon-to-be published case study as “The Lisbon Patient,” Miguel -- which is not his real name -- is also the oldest documented person with HIV in the world.

Published
18 December 2018
From
CTV
How HIV Physicians Can Better Treat an Aging Population

A research team has sought to address the critical lack of treatment guidelines for addressing HIV’s complex effects on aging.

Published
12 December 2018
From
Poz
Lifestyle diseases could scupper Africa’s rising life expectancy

People in sub-Saharan Africa are now living longer than ever before. However, it’s not inevitable that death rates will keep falling. Rising epidemics of high blood pressure, high blood sugar, and obesity in some African countries could lead to shifts over time in the opposite direction.

Published
27 November 2018
From
The Conversation
What triggered my heart attack?

Jackie Morton, ex-Chair of the European AIDS Treatment Group, found her severe pain was due to a heart attack. Here she writes a detailed, dispassionate and scientific blog on the possible causes - and remedies.

Published
19 November 2018
From
EATG
The POZ 100: Celebrating People 50 And Over

The 2018 POZ 100 celebrates people 50 and over with HIV making a difference in the fight against the virus.

Published
12 November 2018
From
POZ
Ageism And Sexuality

Older people are often stereotyped as non-sexual beings who should not, cannot, and do not want to have sexual relationships. Ageism prevents us to respect all forms of intimacy and sexual orientation in later life. Time to break the taboos!

Published
05 November 2018
From
Ageing Equal
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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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