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Hepatic Steatosis Highly Prevalent in Young Adults With Lifelong HIV

One-third of young adults living with HIV since birth or early childhood have hepatic steatosis.

Published
17 April 2019
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Infectious Disease Advisor
Weight gain with new antiretrovirals: It's complicated

South Africa’s next big shift in our antiretroviral programme is to replace efavirenz with a newish drug called dolutegravir. The Department of Health is pleased at the prospect of a safer, more robust and, amazingly, cheaper drug. But last year, the first reports surfaced that people using it were gaining weight.

Published
15 April 2019
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Spotlight
This doctor saves lives through organ transplants – and he's also a world-class dancer

Johns Hopkins surgeon Dorry Segev is revolutionizing the transplant process by allowing HIV patients to receive and donate organs. But that's just his day job.

Published
10 April 2019
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From the Grapevine
A Mysterious Infection, Spanning the Globe in a Climate of Secrecy

The rise of Candida auris embodies a serious and growing public health threat: drug-resistant germs. Over the last five years, it has hit a neonatal unit in Venezuela, swept through a hospital in Spain, forced a prestigious British medical center to shut down its intensive care unit, and taken root in India, Pakistan and South Africa.

Published
08 April 2019
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New York Times
Only six percent of people at highest risk for HIV are vaccinated against HPV, survey suggests

Just six percent of people at the highest risk for HIV infection are vaccinated against HPV, a new study suggests - putting them in greater danger of contracting either disease and of developing cancer.

Published
03 April 2019
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Daily Mail
Drugs before sex more common in UK than in Europe or US – study

UK citizens are more likely than Europeans or those living in the US to have taken drugs such as MDMA and cocaine before sex during the last year, according to a new study.

Published
02 April 2019
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The Guardian
World’s First HIV-To-HIV Kidney Transplant With Living Donor Succeeds

The world’s first kidney transplant from a living HIV-positive donor to another HIV-positive person was successfully performed Monday by doctors at a Johns Hopkins University hospital.

Published
29 March 2019
From
Kaiser Health News
Atlanta woman becomes country's first HIV+ living kidney donor

If you ask Nina Martinez why she has fought so hard to become the first HIV + living kidney donor, her answer is pretty simple. "I just wanted to be just like anybody else," Martinez says. "I think, in 2019, this is going to blow a lot of peoples' minds. Because I'm sitting here today, as someone living for 35 years with HIV, and I'm about to donate this organ."

Published
29 March 2019
From
FOX 5 Atlanta
Study: AIDS-immunocompromised populations see more antibiotic-resistant infections

Populations with a high prevalence of AIDS-immunocompromised people are more likely to see the emergence of antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections, according to a study coauthored by researchers at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and published in PLOS One.

Published
27 March 2019
From
Eurekalert Inf Dis
Effect of Depression, Lifestyle on Cognitive Function in PLWHIV

Compared with patients without HIV, the poorer cognitive performances of PLWHIV were partly mediated by a higher prevalence of depressive symptoms.

Published
26 March 2019
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Infectious Disease Advisor
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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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