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Potential drug interactions among people with HIV taking statins

Drug interactions remain a potential problem for HIV-positive people who are treated with statins, according to research published in the December issue of the Journal of the American Heart

Published
09 January 2019
By
Michael Carter
Italian study shows growth in heart and kidney problems in people living with HIV

Reduced kidney function, high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease have each become more common in a large cohort of Italians living with HIV followed since 2004, with

Published
28 December 2018
By
Keith Alcorn
Top 10 HIV Clinical Developments of 2018

It's the beginning of the end. Not in some apocalyptic way, but rather in how we think about the prevention and management of HIV.

Published
20 December 2018
From
The Body Pro
Jackie Morton – Disclosure? No exposure!

Sharing your HIV status ought to be a personal choice in every case and our decision not to disclose our status to our two sons survived for nine years until my admission to hospital on 5 November 2018 following a heart attack.

Published
22 November 2018
From
EATG
What triggered my heart attack?

Jackie Morton, ex-Chair of the European AIDS Treatment Group, found her severe pain was due to a heart attack. Here she writes a detailed, dispassionate and scientific blog on the possible causes - and remedies.

Published
19 November 2018
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EATG
High prevalence and incidence of hypertension among South Africans starting ART

There is a high prevalence and incidence of hypertension (raised blood pressure) among HIV-positive people starting antiretroviral therapy (ART) in South Africa, according to research published in PLOS

Published
12 November 2018
By
Michael Carter
New drug options, risk factors added to U.S. heart guidelines

Updated U.S. guidelines on heart health advise more personalized assessment of risk as well as two newer types of cholesterol-lowering drugs for people at particularly high risk of heart attack or stroke.

Published
11 November 2018
From
Reuters
Cardiovascular Risk Unclear for HIV Patients on Dolutegravir

Patients with HIV who switched to a dolutegravir-based regimen from a ritonavir-boosted protease inhibitor regimen experienced body mass gain and changes in biomarkers related to increased insulin resistance, according to a subanalysis of the NEAT 022 study.

Published
01 November 2018
From
Medscape (requires free registration)
Findings of large study suggest that HIV should be considered a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease

People living with HIV are twice as likely to develop cardiovascular disease (CVD), according to the findings of a meta-analysis published in Circulation. The research also showed that

Published
17 September 2018
By
Michael Carter
HIV Does Not Increase Risk of Acute Coronary Syndrome Recurrence

Although previous studies have shown that individuals infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) are at increased risk for acute coronary syndrome (ACS), including myocardial infarction, a new large health care system study has found that they have no greater likelihood of a recurrent episode after hospitalization than uninfected individuals.

Published
10 September 2018
From
MD Magazine
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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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