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HIV-infected adults with depression have increased risk for heart attack

Among more than 26,000 human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected adults, those with major depressive disorder (MDD) were more likely to experience a heart attack than those without MDD, according to a study published online by JAMA Cardiology.

Published
25 August 2016
From
Eurekalert Medicine & Health
Poor kidney function associated with increased cardiovascular risk for people with HIV

Renal impairment is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in HIV-positive individuals, according to data from a large observational cohort study published in the online

Published
18 August 2016
By
Michael Carter
START analysis looks at who benefits most from immediate HIV treatment

Starting antiretroviral therapy (ART) soon after HIV diagnosis led to better outcomes than delayed treatment in all population sub-groups in the START trial, researchers reported at the

Published
04 August 2016
By
Liz Highleyman
Not So Fast: Do people with HIV really experience accelerated aging?

Recent talk about HIV and aging has almost always been scary. A number of studies conclude that people living with HIV have so-called “accelerated aging”—meaning they will suffer heart attacks, strokes, cancers, and osteoporosis more often and sooner than those without HIV. Well, this is one article on aging and HIV that will challenge the concept of people living with HIV having an early expiration date. Instead, we can look at what we know and what we don’t, to get a better idea of what the risks are for HIV-positive people growing older—and what they can do about them.

Published
08 July 2016
From
Positively Aware
Antiretroviral therapy may not be enough to reduce HIV-associated arterial inflammation

Initiating antiretroviral therapy soon after diagnosis of an HIV infection did not prevent the progression of significant arterial inflammation in a small group of previously untreated patients.

Published
26 May 2016
From
Eurekalert Inf Dis
Hypertension in patients with HIV associated with obesity, fat loss and previous treatment with stavudine

Patients with HIV have a higher prevalence of hypertension than closely matched HIV-negative controls, investigators from the Netherlands report in the online edition of Clinical Infectious Diseases.

Published
13 May 2016
By
Michael Carter
HIV-related factors increase risk of stroke

HIV-related risk factors seem to increase the risk of stroke – the sudden death of brain cells due to a rupture or obstruction of blood vessels in

Published
15 March 2016
By
Theo Smart
Cardiovascular Risk Tools for HIV Go Head-to-Head in Large U.S. Study

A cardiovascular risk-scoring system known as ASCVD appears to be a better predictor of myocardial infarction (MI) among people with HIV than other risk scores, including Framingham and D:A:D, according to new research.

Published
26 February 2016
From
The Body Pro
Early antiretroviral therapy has no impact on marker of early cardiovascular disease

Starting treatment at a CD4 cell count above 500 does not lead to improvement in an important early warning sign of cardiovascular disease, and investigators are still

Published
23 February 2016
By
Keith Alcorn
Women and African Americans with HIV have a higher risk of stroke

The risk of stroke among people living with HIV is highest among people with unsuppressed viral load, and among women and African Americans, according to findings presented on

Published
23 February 2016
By
Keith Alcorn
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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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