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As a doctor, I’d rather have HIV than diabetes

One of the most feared diseases in the world is now, for British doctors, a manageable chronic condition. It’s a triumph we’re oddly scared to talk about

Published
7 hours ago
From
The Spectator
Management of age-related conditions is 'the future of HIV care', says IAS conference keynote speaker

Other diseases are becoming far more important than AIDS for people with HIV who have consistent access and good response to antiretroviral treatment, and management of age-related comorbidities

Published
01 July 2013
By
Liz Highleyman
Cardiovascular disease in people with HIV

This issue of Research Initiative, Treatment Action (RITA!) carefully examines evidence from well over 100 studies on cardiovascular risk factors and the impact of individual and combined antiretrovirals on the heart.This RITA! also features an interview with the University of Wisconsin’s James Stein, perhaps the leading authority on cardiovascular disease in people with HIV. Stein offers frank and insightful answers to questions on cardiovascular risk, screening adults and children, the Framingham score, lipid targets, aspirin prophylaxis, and smoking.

Published
20 June 2013
From
RITA! / Center for AIDS Information and Advocacy
Less South Africans Dying of HIV/Aids, but More of Diabetes

Government's annual death report has confirmed the trend that less South Africans have been dying of HIV/AIDS-related diseases. However, more people are dying of non-communicable diseases such as diabetes. ...

Published
11 April 2013
From
AllAfrica.com
Protein Structure Discovery Could Lead to Better Treatments for HIV, Early Aging

Researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have determined the molecular structure of a protein whose mutations have been linked to several early aging diseases, and to side effects of common HIV and AIDS medications.

Published
11 April 2013
From
University of Virginia press release
Every year of statin therapy boosts diabetes risk 10% in US HIV cohort

Every year of treatment with lipid-lowering statins boosted the risk of diabetes 10% in members of the HIV Outpatient Study (HOPS). The results confirm an earlier finding of self-reported diabetes associated with statin use in a large general-population study of US postmenopausal women, but the impact of statins seemed more modest in the HOPS analysis.

Published
07 March 2013
From
EATG / NATAP
Aggressive therapy for MDR-TB reduces risk of disease recurrence

Aggressive treatment of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) significantly reduces the risk of disease recurrence, investigators report in the online edition of Clinical Infectious Diseases. Patients who received

Published
31 December 2012
By
Michael Carter
Smoking the biggest single risk factor for acute heart disease in people with HIV

Smoking is the single biggest risk factor for acute coronary syndrome in HIV-positive adults, Spanish researchers report in the online edition of HIV Medicine. Smoking was a

Published
19 November 2012
By
Michael Carter
D:A:D model is good predictor of diabetes in HIV-positive people

A model developed by the Data Collection on Adverse events of Anti-HIV Drugs (D:A:D) study group proved a good predictor of diabetes in HIV-positive people, better than the Framingham model in certain circumstances.

Published
09 November 2012
From
International AIDS Society
Obesity is a risk factor for co-occuring chronic health problems in patients with HIV

Obesity is associated with the clustering of multiple health problems in HIV-positive people, investigators from the US report in the online edition of the Journal of Acquired Immune

Published
10 October 2012
By
Michael Carter
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