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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.

22 hours ago
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.

17 May 2019
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.

15 May 2019
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.

13 May 2019
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.

08 May 2019
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.

08 May 2019
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.

07 May 2019
Ageing with HIV: Testimonials of Stigma and Discrimination in Healthcare Settings

So frequent were the stories that emerged of poor understanding and stigmatising attitudes to people with HIV from professionals working in medical services outside their HIV clinic, and so strong the fears of how people might be treated in these settings, that many participants with HIV reported a strong reluctance to access services which they needed for their ongoing good health, from surgery to dentistry and maternity services. These stories come from all parts of Europe.

25 April 2019
Study uncovers why bisexual Australians suffer poorer mental health

The world’s largest study of bisexual people to date, led by La Trobe University in Melbourne, has examined why bisexual Australians experience higher rates of psychological distress than their heterosexual and homosexual peers.

23 April 2019
Q News
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.

17 April 2019
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

This content was checked for accuracy at the time it was written. It may have been superseded by more recent developments. NAM recommends checking whether this is the most current information when making decisions that may affect your health.

NAM’s information is intended to support, rather than replace, consultation with a healthcare professional. Talk to your doctor or another member of your healthcare team for advice tailored to your situation.