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HIV Reservoir in the Brain Doesn’t Respond to Treatment Intensification

Adding a new antiretroviral (ARV) drug with the ability to penetrate into the brain to an existing regimen doesn’t reduce residual HIV in the brain or brain inflammation in people who have good suppression of HIV elsewhere in the body, according to a study published in the December 15 issue of the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes. 

Published
06 December 2010
From
Poz
Belly fat puts women at risk for osteoporosis

(Radiological Society of North America) For years, it was believed that obese women were at lower risk for developing osteoporosis, and that excess body fat actually protected against bone loss. However, a new study found that having too much internal abdominal fat may, in fact, have a damaging effect on bone health.

Published
30 November 2010
From
Eurekalert Medicine & Health
The lesser known complications of HIV/AIDS

Levin urges all people with HIV to be assertive about discussing osteoporosis and other age-related conditions with their doctor.

Published
29 November 2010
From
Huffington Post
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Issues Guidelines on Care for HIV-Infected Women

The guidelines cover the recommended health screenings, counseling, and routine gynecologic care for women with HIV/AIDS.

Published
23 November 2010
From
Medscape
Mechanism causing insulin resistance in people taking protease inhibitors identified

The same powerful drugs that have extended the lives of countless people with HIV come with a price – insulin resistance that can lead to diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

Published
23 November 2010
From
Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
HAITI: HIV-positive people especially vulnerable to cholera

As the death toll from the cholera epidemic sweeping through Haiti surpasses 1,000, with more than 19,000 confirmed cases, officials say people living with HIV are especially vulnerable.

Published
22 November 2010
From
IRIN Plus News
'Whoonga' drug: a new twist in S.Africa's AIDS war

AIDS patients in South Africa are being robbed of their lifesaving drugs so that they can be mixed with marijuana and smoked, authorities and health experts say.

Published
20 November 2010
From
CNBC
FDA Panel Recommends HPV Vaccine for Anal Cancer Prevention

Gardasil was recommended for prevention of anal cancer at a US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory panel meeting yesterday.

Published
19 November 2010
From
Medscape
Discordant HIV Levels in the Brain and Blood Are More Common Than Expected

Up to 10 percent of people on antiretroviral therapy have active HIV replication in the brain and spinal fluid despite having undetectable HIV levels in the blood, according to a new study.

Published
16 November 2010
From
AIDSMeds
Liver Cancer Survival Similar in HIV-Positive and HIV-Negative People

Three-year survival rates after a diagnosis of hepatocellular carcinoma (liver cancer) are similar between people living with HIV and HIV-negative people, according to a study presented at the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases being held October 29 to November 2 in Boston.

Published
09 November 2010
From
AIDSMeds

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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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