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Aging HIV population face complicated rheumatologic care

As the national population of patients who are HIV-positive continues to age, rheumatologists will be increasingly called on to manage routine care for crystal disease, osteoarthritis, soft tissue rheumatism and other conditions, according to Leonard Calabrese, DO, of the Cleveland Clinic.

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23 hours ago
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Healio
A considerable percentage of deaths in HIV patients are due to cryptococcal infections

Cryptococcal meningitis causes about one in ten HIV-related deaths, according to a study of autopsies performed in Mozambique and Brazil.

Published
22 May 2019
From
Eurekalert Inf Dis
The forgotten generation?

Modern advancements such as U=U have redefined what it means to live with HIV. But, as Ross Duffin reports, for the long-term survivors the lived reality is not so rosy.

Published
21 May 2019
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Positive Living
Advanced Stage at Cancer Diagnosis, Higher Mortality in US Patients With HIV

Cancer patients with HIV in the U.S. are more likely to be diagnosed at advanced disease stages and experience higher cancer-related mortality than cancer patients without HIV, researchers say.

Published
21 May 2019
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Reuters
One third of French HIV group uses illicit drugs, often risking antiretroviral interactions

One in 3 people in a 286-person French HIV group took illicit drugs that sometimes posed a risk of severe interactions with antiretrovirals. Many potential interactions involved the boosting agents ritonavir or cobicistat.

Published
17 May 2019
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NATAP
FDA's Breakthrough Designation Granted for Kaposi Sarcoma Therapy

Celgene’s pomalidomide (Pomalyst) has been granted Breakthrough Therapy designation by the FDA for the treatment of patients with previously-treated HIV-positive Kaposi sarcoma (KS) and patients with HIV-negative KS, according to a press release.

Published
15 May 2019
From
Pharmacy Times
Should Gay Men Be Getting Anal Pap Smears?

It’s time to talk about Pap smears, guys. More specifically, if you’re a man who has sex with other men, or MSM, you should consider talking to your medical provider about getting an anal Pap smear.

Published
13 May 2019
From
Slate
Raising the equality flag: Health inequalities among older LGBT people in the UK

New analysis, based on data from 24 different surveys, demonstrates that the odds of lesbian, gay, or bisexual men and women experiencing poor self-rated health are around 1.2 times higher than for heterosexual people, with poor self-rated health being a strong predictor of future mortality.

Published
08 May 2019
From
International Longevity Centre
Recent Immunosuppression, Persistently High HIV Load Predict Lymphoma Risk

Recent immunosuppression, which causes a drop in CD4 T-cell levels, and prolonged exposure to high HIV viral load are two independent predictors of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma among people living with HIV, a recent study shows.

Published
08 May 2019
From
Lymphoma News Today
Subclinical findings may explain heart failure risk in women with HIV

Asymptomatic aging women with HIV who are being treated with ART exhibited increased myocardial fibrosis and reduced diastolic function compared with women who are not infected with HIV, according to a study results.

Published
07 May 2019
From
Healio
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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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