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Many people living with HIV at high risk of cardiovascular disease are not on statins

Only half of HIV-positive patients at a Chicago clinic eligible for statin therapy according to the latest US guidelines are receiving this treatment, investigators report in the

Published
19 July 2017
By
Michael Carter
People treated with atazanavir had lower risk of stroke and heart attack

People who started HIV treatment with a drug combination containing atazanavir (Reyataz) were significantly less likely to suffer a heart attack or stroke than people

Published
18 July 2017
By
Keith Alcorn
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease common in people living with HIV – metabolic disorders are key risk factors

Over a third of people with HIV have non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in the absence of hepatitis B or C, according to the results

Published
12 July 2017
By
Michael Carter
Do People With HIV Need Annual Physical Examinations?

Are yearly comprehensive physical exams a waste of time in people with HIV, or do higher rates of cancer and other clinical conditions merit more intense screening? Clinical practice guidelines don't put this to rest.

Published
12 July 2017
From
The Body PRO
Patients with HIV, hepatitis C present unique considerations for cardiologists

The link between CVD and HIV and hepatitis C virus is complex. Progress has been made in recent years regarding diagnosis and treatment, but unanswered questions remain. Patients with HIV and hepatitis C virus are living longer due to breakthroughs in treatment, leading cardiologists to play a larger role in the associated CVDs that may arise.

Published
10 July 2017
From
Healio
HIV has a similar impact to diabetes on heart disease risk

Living with HIV carries the same lifetime risk of cardiovascular disease as having diabetes, even after taking into account smoking, a US study has estimated.

Published
21 June 2017
By
Keith Alcorn
Risk score can identify which HIV-positive people with controlled viral load are at greatest risk of neurocognitive decline

Four factors are associated with neurocognitive decline in people living with HIV with an undetectable viral load, investigators from Canada report in the online edition

Published
16 June 2017
By
Michael Carter
People with HIV have impaired respiratory health, even when viral load is undetectable

HIV-positive people have impaired respiratory health, even when they have viral suppression with antiretroviral therapy (ART), investigators from London report in HIV Medicine. Respiratory health was compared between HIV-positive

Published
23 May 2017
By
Michael Carter
Curing hepatitis C reduces cardiovascular risk

Curing hepatitis C reduces the risk of cardiovascular events in people with compensated cirrhosis, a large French study presented this week at the International Liver Congress in

Published
20 April 2017
By
Keith Alcorn
HIV Infection, Heart Failure Go Together

HIV-positive individuals had an increased risk of several types of heart failure compared to individuals without the disease, a large epidemiologic study found.

Published
10 April 2017
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MedPage Today HIV/AIDS
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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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