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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
From
MedPage Today HIV/AIDS
Are serious heart problems inevitable for people with HIV? A conversation with cardiologist Priscilla Hsue

Priscilla Hsue, MD, FACC, a cardiologist at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital spoke about heart health and inflammation, and why cardiovascular conditions are becoming a growing concern for people growing older with HIV.

Published
16 March 2017
From
BETA blog
High prevalence and incidence of hypertension among rural Africans living with HIV

The research conducted by Swiss TPH is among the first longitudinal studies looking at the development of hypertension among people living with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa. In a cohort of 955 HIV-infected people, 111 (11.6%) were hypertensive.

Published
09 March 2017
From
EurekAlert (press release)
New antibody therapy “profoundly” successful at reducing inflammation from HIV

In a very small study of people living with HIV, a one-time antibody treatment significantly reduced the type of inflammation that can lead to heart attacks and other cardiovascular problems.

Published
09 March 2017
From
BETA blog
D:A:D study – long-term use of darunavir/ritonavir modestly increases the risk of cardiovascular disease

Long-term use of the protease inhibitor darunavir/ritonavir modestly increases the risk of cardiovascular disease, according to data from the ongoing D:A:D study presented to the recent Conference on

Published
08 March 2017
By
Michael Carter
Darunavir Associated with Heart Disease

But atazanavir use in HIV patients not linked to cardiovascular disease.

Published
20 February 2017
From
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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