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Bladder cancer occurring earlier in people with HIV, and cases more difficult to treat, French study finds

The frequency of bladder cancer is elevated in patients with HIV, investigators from Paris report in PLoS ONE. Although the malignancy was rare, it often presented in an

Published
05 February 2016
By
Michael Carter
Broad range of risk factors associated with mild cognitive impairment in HIV-positive men on ART

A broad range of factors are associated with cognitive impairment in middle-aged HIV-positive men, according to Dutch research published in the online edition of AIDS. The observational, cross-sectional,

Published
03 February 2016
By
Michael Carter
Middle-aged people living with HIV have an increased risk of frailty

Middle-aged people living with HIV have an increased risk of frailty compared with their peers without the virus, Dutch investigators report in AIDS. The association

Published
13 January 2016
By
Michael Carter
Free new tool for health providers to assist physical rehabilitation in people living with HIV

The free website, entitled "How Rehabilitation Can Help People Living with HIV in Sub-Saharan Africa: An Evidence-Informed Tool for Rehab Providers", was adapted from a Canadian resource and is also downloadable for use on paper. It's designed to be a one-stop resource for physiotherapists, occupational therapists and other health workers who can quickly and easily research the most common HIV-related disabilities, and find evidence-based rehabilitation solutions

Published
02 December 2015
From
Eurekalert Medicine & Health
“Can People with HIV Eat Sushi?”: Your HIV & Diet Questions Answered

These days the top health concerns for people with HIV are the same nutrition and diet-associated health problems faced by other Americans, like becoming overweight or obese. I often worry more about the impact of fast food and soda on my patients than I do about them getting sick from something related to HIV.

Published
24 November 2015
From
BETA blog
Low CD4 count, smoking and unhealthy alcohol use are risk factors for acute exacerbation of COPD in people with HIV

HIV infection increases the risk of acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPD), investigators from the US Department of Veterans Affairs report in the online edition of

Published
11 November 2015
By
Michael Carter
With EACS release, all international HIV treatment guidelines agree on when to start – for the first time since 2006

The new European AIDS Clinical Society (EACS) HIV clinical guidelines, released last week at the 15th European AIDS Conference, bring Europe into line with the rest of the

Published
26 October 2015
By
Gus Cairns
One in six HIV-infected people in UK is aged over 55

The authors of Public Health England’s report called this morning for better integrated care pathways to manage co-morbidities and other complications, as life expectancy increases for HIV-infected people.

Published
20 October 2015
From
Onmedica
Frailty, "Precarious" Status, and Comorbidities Linked in Large French Cohort

Two thirds of an older French HIV group met criteria for frailty or prefrailty, and half met criteria for "precarious" socioeconomic status in a 509-person prospective analysis. Multivariate analysis linked frailty and 2 or more comorbidities to precariousness, defined by the EPICES (Evaluation of Deprivation and Inequalities in Health Examination Centers) score.

Published
07 October 2015
From
NATAP
Zimbabwe: Senior Govt Official Says 700 000 HIV+ People in Urgent Need of ARVs

MORE than 500 000 HIV positive people are in urgent need of anti-retro viral (ART) drugs as government frantically tries to source funds to address the crisis, a senior health ministry official has said. Elderly people are the main target because they are not gainfully employed, he said.

Published
29 September 2015
From
New Zimbabwe via Allafrica.com
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