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  • Common HIV Drug May Boost Suicide Risk

    A medication commonly used to treat HIV appears to double the risk that patients will develop suicidal thoughts or take their lives, new research contends. The finding concerns the anti-HIV drug efavirenz, which is marketed as Sustiva.

    02 July 2014 | Web MD
  • Gardasil cleared for anal cancer prevention in EU

    The European Commission has approved a new indication for Sanofi Pasteur MSD's human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine Gardasil, giving the nod for it to be used in the prevention of anal cancer.

    19 June 2014 | PMLive
  • Social cocaine use 'dangerous' according to researchers

    Sydney University researchers have found that people who use cocaine ‘socially’ are at greater risk of developing cardiovascular disease.

    06 May 2014 | Gay News Network
  • CROI 2014: Chronic lung disease is prevalent and under-diagnosed in people with HIV

    Even though the incidence of most HIV-related respiratory complications and opportunistic infections have declined dramatically since the advent of effective antiretroviral therapy (ART), 4 studies presented at the 21st Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) last month in Boston showed that people living with HIV are still at increased risk...

    28 April 2014 |
  • HIV Independently Predicts Cardiovascular Disease in US Women

    HIV infection--independently of classic risk factors--nearly tripled the risk of cardiovascular disease in a study of more than 2000 women in the US Veterans Aging Cohort Study [1]. Higher heart disease risk with versus without HIV held true regardless of CD4 count. But women with a viral load below 500 copies did not have a higher cardiovascular disease risk than women without HIV, whereas women with a viral load above 500 copies did.

    07 March 2014 | NATAP
  • Special issue: mental health needs of older adults living with HIV

    This issue addresses some of the complex and evolving mental health needs of older adults living with HIV.

    21 February 2014 | American Psychological Association
  • Why This Man Was Refused a New Lung

    People with HIV are still excluded from some life-saving organ transplants, based on guidelines that omit the most current science.

    17 February 2014 | The Atlantic
  • US HIV+ MSM have higher stroke rate - Framingham score too low

    Ten-year stroke rate was almost 2 times higher in HIV-positive US men who have sex with men (MSM) than in HIV-negative MSM, and the Framingham Risk Score underestimated stroke risk in men with HIV.

    03 February 2014 | International AIDS Society
  • US: Activists rally for equal access to transplants for patients with HIV

    Family and friends of a 29-year-old man who died after being refused a lung transplant call hospital policies unjust

    20 December 2013 | Al Jazeera America
  • Congress Votes To End The Outdated Ban On HIV Organ Transplants And Research

    On Tuesday, the House of Representatives gave final approval to the HIV Organ Policy Equity (HOPE) Act, a bill that will end a 25-year ban on using HIV-positive donors’ organs for any purpose, including medical research.

    13 November 2013 | ThinkProgress
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