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HCV Infection Linked to Nonhepatic Cancers in the Elderly

Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection may be linked to cancers other than hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), such as bile duct cancers and diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL), according to a study published in Cancer.

Published
21 February 2017
From
Infectious Disease Advisor
UK’s first LGBT older person’s community planned for Manchester

The ambition to create a community aimed at older lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people has been announced today by Manchester City Council.

Published
19 February 2017
From
Manchester City Council
No evidence of accelerated brain ageing in HIV positive people on effective ART

A European study reported no evidence of accelerating brain ageing in HIV positive people in ART, based on highly sensitive brain imaging scans and cognitive testing over two year.

Published
19 February 2017
From
HIV i-Base
Living with diagnosed HIV infection for a long time is associated with poor quality of life

Longer time living with diagnosed HIV infection is strongly associated with depression, anxiety and poor quality of life, according to UK research published in HIV

Published
10 February 2017
By
Michael Carter
New SF General clinic treats older HIV patients

When Ward 86 opened at San Francisco General Hospital, on the sixth floor of a faded red-brick building, the patients who came and went were mostly young gay men, and they were dying of AIDS. Nearly 35 years later, the ward has made a remarkable new addition: a geriatric clinic.

Published
03 February 2017
From
San Francisco Chronicle
Study examines sexual risk-taking, HIV prevention among older adults in Africa

One of the most common myths around older adults is that they are not sexually active. But a recent study conducted in South Africa by researchers at Indiana University found that older men and women do maintain sexual relationships even into their 80s and beyond. Since older adults are often ignored in sexual health education, the possibility for HIV transmission is heightened.

Published
01 February 2017
From
Eurekalert Medicine & Health
Two-thirds of HIV clinics in the UK don't think there's a current need for specialist services for older HIV-positive patients

Two-thirds of HIV clinics in the UK do not think there is a current need for specialist care services targeted at older adults, investigators report

Published
30 January 2017
By
Michael Carter
Social care sector is letting down older people with HIV, finds report

Research by the Terrence Higgins Trust into the care needs of older people with HIV has highlighted a “real need” for better training of social care staff, the chair of the National Care Association has said.

Published
24 January 2017
From
Communitycare.co.uk
High prevalence of low testosterone among younger and middle-aged ART-treated men in France

Around one in six young and middle-aged HIV-positive men doing well on antiretroviral therapy (ART) had low testosterone levels, French investigators report in the online edition of

Published
24 January 2017
By
Michael Carter
Many older people living with HIV in the UK worried about poverty, loneliness and social care

People over the age of 50 now represent one third of all people living with HIV, but the social care, healthcare and welfare systems aren’t ready for

Published
19 January 2017
By
Roger Pebody
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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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