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Social problems and drug and alcohol problems common among people who develop AIDS despite long-term HIV care

Psychiatric, drug, alcohol and social care problems are highly prevalent among people who develop serious AIDS-defining illnesses well after their diagnosis with HIV, UK research published in Sexually Transmitted

Published
25 October 2013
By
Michael Carter
Kenyan sex workers and men who have sex with men find PrEP acceptable but worry about others' assumptions

Qualitative interviews from an already published placebo-controlled study of 66 men who have sex with men (MSM) and five female sex workers (FSWs) in Kenya who took tenofovir/emtricitabine

Published
23 August 2013
By
Gus Cairns
Drinking alcohol doesn't increase the risk of HIV treatment failure

Alcohol consumption has little impact on key markers used to monitor the health of individuals with HIV, Swiss research published in the online edition of the Journal

Published
30 July 2013
By
Michael Carter
Turning surveillance into support for men who have sex with men in Africa

We need to stop simply doing research into the health and behaviours of gay men and other men who have sex with men (MSM) in resource-poorer countries, and

Published
02 July 2013
By
Gus Cairns
More drugs, more alcohol often means more risky sex for HIV-negative gay men

There is a highly significant relationship between frequency and intensity of drug and alcohol use and risky sex among American HIV-negative gay men, a study published in

Published
14 May 2013
By
Michael Carter
Even moderate alcohol consumption increases risk of death for people with chronic hepatitis C

Moderate alcohol consumption - as little as one or two drinks per day -  is associated with an increased risk of mortality for people with chronic

Published
18 March 2013
By
Michael Carter
HIV and the Power of Escape

For the men of the AIDS Generation when death was an inevitability, sex and substances provided an escape, not only from the realities of AIDS, but also from the stigma and discrimination experienced by so many of us growing up as gay men.

Published
10 March 2013
From
Huffington Post
Only half of people on HIV treatment fit 'Swiss Statement' criteria for non-infectiousness in US study

A study of a sample of predominantly African-American people with HIV in the US has found that, in those taking antiretroviral therapy (ART), only 51% met the

Published
09 November 2012
By
Gus Cairns
CD4 Counts Not Affected by Alcohol Consumption

Consuming alcohol doesn’t appear to have a deleterious effect on CD4 cell counts among people living with HIV receiving antiretroviral  therapy, according to a new Johns Hopkins University study.

Published
25 September 2012
From
AIDSMeds
HIV-Positive Drinkers Choose Alcohol Over ART

Half of HIV-positive drinkers receiving antiretroviral therapy (ART) intentionally skipped or stopped taking their medications when they consumed alcohol, in the mistaken belief that combining ART drugs and alcohol is somehow toxic, according to a prospective cohort study.

Published
12 June 2012
From
Medscape (requires free registration)
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