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Even moderate alcohol intake may harm people with HIV

Moderate alcohol consumption is more harmful to people with HIV than uninfected individuals, raising the risk of both mortality and other negative health effects, say Yale researchers. Their study is the first to demonstrate the increased harm among patients who have suppressed HIV with modern antiretroviral treatment (ART).

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16 hours ago
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Yale News
High rates of modifiable cancer risk factors present in Western HIV-positive patients

The prevalence of potentially modifiable risk factors for some cancers is “extraordinarily high” among people with HIV, according to results of a meta-analysis published in

Published
18 January 2016
By
Michael Carter
Study reveals potential challenges for scaling up of HCV therapy in UK

A large proportion of patients with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in the UK have co-morbidities, hazardous use of drugs and alcohol and are taking medications that

Published
24 November 2015
By
Michael Carter
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
To treat HIV, curb drinking

Treating alcohol use problems in HIV-positive patients may lead to better management of the virus and its treatment, according to a new study done by Yale researchers in collaboration with the University of Connecticut and Louisiana State University.

Published
13 October 2015
From
Yale Daily News
Third of people with HIV who use drugs intentionally miss doses of HIV treatment when planning to use drugs

Beliefs about possible toxic interactions between antiretroviral therapy (ART) and illicit drugs are causing large numbers of people living with HIV who use drugs to intentionally miss doses

Published
12 August 2015
By
Michael Carter
Alcohol misuse the strongest predictor of severe liver damage and death in French people with hepatitis C

People with hepatitis C have a much greater risk of liver-related hospitalisation or death if they have an alcohol use disorder or another serious comorbidity such as

Published
27 April 2015
By
Keith Alcorn
2013 could have been a turning point in drug treatment in England

Public Health England cautions that the gains of recent years in reduced drug use, lower demand for treatment for heroin and crack problems, improved treatment performance, and curbing drug-related harm, have all stalled or gone in to reverse. It might be a blip, or might prove to be the start of a trend up in problem drug use and down in the ability of the treatment system to cope. Includes new five-year treatment journey analysis.

Published
09 January 2015
From
Drug & Alcohol Findings
Looking for a Link Between Sexual Identity and Alcohol Use

A common perception held among researchers and lay-people alike is that alcohol plays a larger role in the lives of lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) individuals than for people who identify as heterosexual. But to say that a larger percentage of LGB individuals drink more often, more heavily, and with greater negative consequences may be oversimplifying the facts.

Published
17 December 2014
From
BETA
Addiction services in England: in need of an intervention

With change comes both opportunity and chaos: an assertion nowhere more true than with England's addiction services. Over the past 5 years, government initiatives to increase cost-effectiveness have opened up bidding for local services to third-party providers. With increased competition, the thinking went, bloated NHS trusts would sharpen their edges and the quality of care would be improved.

Published
10 November 2014
From
The Lancet Psychiatry
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