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Individualized lifestyle intervention may reduce type 2 diabetes risk in HIV

For adults with HIV, a lifestyle intervention focused on energy restriction, weight reduction and improved diet may be an effective way to decrease type 2 diabetes risk, according to findings published in Diabetic Medicine.

Published
14 March 2019
From
Healio
HIV-Related Immune Activation May Predict Weight Gain and Exacerbate Complications, Especially in Women

HIV can cause persistent immune activation that contributes to an increased risk of complications such as heart disease and certain cancers. New NIAID-supported research presented today [March 6] at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections in Seattle sheds light on the relationship between immune activation and weight gain.

Published
11 March 2019
From
HIV.gov
Switchboard: Homophobia, HIV and hoax calls

Switchboard, the LGBT helpline, took its first call from a tiny office in the basement of a bookshop in King's Cross on 4 March 1974. To mark the 45th anniversary, people have been sharing memories of a charity that's helped millions across the world.

Published
05 March 2019
From
BBC
E-cigarettes nearly twice as effective as other nicotine replacement therapies at helping smokers quit

Many smokers successfully quit by switching to e-cigarettes (vaping), but doctors can’t recommend this treatment without good evidence from clinical trials. They now have this evidence. Our latest study confirms that e-cigarettes are indeed an effective way to help smokers quit.

Published
31 January 2019
From
The Conversation
Insufficient food linked to inflammation in HIV-positive women

Past research with HIV-negative people suggests that food insecurity is associated with heightened levels of inflammation. Now, in a recent study, scientists at 10 major clinics across the U.S. have found that food insecurity was linked to an increased risk of elevated inflammation among HIV-positive women. The link between food insecurity and inflammation was present even in women whose viral loads were suppressed due to good adherence to ART.

Published
29 January 2019
From
CATIE
How are psoriasis and HIV related?

Psoriasis and other skin conditions are common among people with HIV. With proper care and treatment, people can manage their skin symptoms and reduce their discomfort. Although HIV can make it more challenging to treat psoriasis, research indicates that most people will see improvements after using antiretroviral therapies.

Published
18 January 2019
From
HIV / AIDS News From Medical News Today
Sexual minorities more likely to suffer severe substance use disorders

Researchers know that lesbian, gay and bisexual individuals are more likely than heterosexuals to use alcohol, tobacco or other drugs, but until now they didn't know to what degree.

Published
15 January 2019
From
Eurekalert Medicine & Health
Sleep Abnormalities Do Not Reverse After Discontinuing Efavirenz

For patients with HIV receiving efavirenz-based therapy, sleep and neuropsychological abnormalities do not readily reverse after discontinuation of treatment, according to results published in HIV Clinical Trials.

Published
14 January 2019
From
Infectious Disease Advisor
Sub-Saharan Africa: binge drinking more common among people living with HIV

West and southern Africa study reveals significantly higher levels of binge drinking among people living with HIV than the general population.

Published
28 December 2018
From
Avert
With no antiretrovirals, Venezuela HIV patients rely on leaf remedy

As Venezuela’s hyperinflation and chronic medicine shortages leave HIV patients with little hope of obtaining antiretroviral drugs, many are now relying on the leaves of a tropical tree known as the guasimo.

Published
13 December 2018
From
Reuters
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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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