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Lung Cancer Incidence in HIV Remains High Years After Smoking Cessation

The incidence of lung cancer remains increased 5 years after smoking cessation in people with HIV, according to data published in Clinical Infectious Diseases.

Published
11 July 2018
From
Infectious Disease Advisor
Using hepatitis C-infected donor kidneys could reduce time on dialysis for transplant patients with HCV

Transplanting hepatitis C-infected dialysis patients with HCV-positive donor organs and then treating the infection later is more effective, cheaper and shortens organ wait time.

Published
10 July 2018
From
Eurekalert Inf Dis
Rising risks: revealing the relationship between internet ‘hook-ups’, methamphetamine use, STIs and HIV in Bangkok.

New study maps HIV risk factors among men who have sex with men in Thailand, showing internet ‘hook-ups’, methamphetamine use and chemsex to be the new big drivers of HIV.

Published
09 July 2018
From
AVERT
A biological reason for higher HIV risk with crystal meth use

For many years, crystal meth has been known to be a “driver” of HIV infection. Oftentimes, researchers explain that people who use crystal meth may be having more sex, and higher risk sex, than other people—and this is the reason crystal meth is linked to HIV. New research suggests a biological reason.

Published
03 July 2018
From
BETA blog
How Are Early Members of ACT UP Adjusting Today?

A new study assesses the long-term impact of AIDS activism, including trauma, loss, posttraumatic growth and a belief in change.

Published
05 June 2018
From
Poz
Children born with HIV on treatment experience next-to-no developmental set-backs at the age of 5

New data on the impact of different treatment strategies on the neuro-development of young children living with HIV has been released, showing normal development in all areas apart from visual perception.

Published
25 May 2018
From
AVERT
Crystal Meth May Lead Even Well-Treated HIV to Further Harm the Body

According to a pair of recent studies, meth was associated with certain HIV-related genetic and immune changes.

Published
11 May 2018
From
Poz
Link between crystal methamphetamine and immune changes in HIV

A researcher has found that the use of stimulants, such as methamphetamine, can negatively affect the health of HIV-positive persons even when they are adhering to medical treatment. This study indicates that stimulants affect pathways in the immune system that allow HIV to become more active and could expand the reservoir.

Published
08 May 2018
From
Science Daily
Early HIV treatment key to avoiding brain atrophy

A new study underscores the neurological consequences of exposure to HIV without antiretroviral therapy. The researchers found that the longer the duration of untreated infection, the greater the volume loss and cortical thinning in several brain regions.

Published
04 May 2018
From
Eurekalert Medicine & Health
Seniors with HIV face more stigma than those with other illnesses

The evolution of the HIV epidemic in B.C. has brought us into uncharted territory. One in two people living with HIV in B.C. are age 50 or over, compared with the one in 10 two decades earlier. This means that people with HIV are living to ages where seniors’ facilities become part of their health-care trajectory.

Published
04 May 2018
From
Vancouver Sun

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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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