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HIV may be becoming less fit as it adapts to the immune system

HIV, at least in some parts of the world, may be developing a lower replicative capacity as it adapts to variations in the human immune system, studies

Published
08 November 2013
By
Gus Cairns
HIV rebound linked to higher baseline level, slower suppression and low-level viraemia

Higher baseline viral load, longer time to viral suppression and low-level viraemia below the level of detection of standard tests raise the risk of viral rebound amongst

Published
31 October 2013
By
Liz Highleyman
Anal cancer screening may be appropriate for all women with HIV, French researchers suggest

Women living with HIV had a higher risk of anal pre-cancerous changes than cervical changes linked to human papillomavirus (HPV), French researchers reported at the 14th European

Published
17 October 2013
By
Keith Alcorn
Big differences in virological outcomes among people taking first-line HIV therapy in resource-limited settings

Virological outcomes vary enormously among people taking antiretroviral therapy in different resource-limited settings, according to research published in the online edition of Clinical Infectious Diseases. An international team of

Published
16 October 2013
By
Michael Carter
HIV-positive people not on antiretrovirals are prone to inflammation-related bone loss

HIV-positive people not taking antiretroviral therapy experienced more bone mineral density loss at the hip and were somewhat more likely to develop osteopenia or osteoporosis than HIV-negative individuals,

Published
16 October 2013
By
Liz Highleyman
HIV monitoring every six months is adequate for people on ART with stable viral suppression

People with HIV who have their viral load and CD4 cell count monitored every six months were no more likely to experience virological failure or to change

Published
10 October 2013
By
Liz Highleyman
Studies look at community vs hospital-based HIV care and medication issues

HIV-positive people treated at community clinics were more likely to continue receiving care, while those treated at hospital clinics were more likely to maintain undetectable viral load,

Published
07 October 2013
By
Liz Highleyman
HPV type 39 linked to anal dysplasia, better screening needed for HIV+ men and women

About two-thirds of gay men and one-fifth of women tested in Spain were found to have cell or tissue abnormalities that could progress to anal cancer, and

Published
25 September 2013
By
Liz Highleyman
Systematic review confirms that regular viral load monitoring assists adherence to HIV therapy

Routine viral load monitoring means that people with treatment adherence problems can be identified and provided with support so they achieve viral suppression, results of a systematic review

Published
12 September 2013
By
Michael Carter
Elevated blood pressure increases heart attack risk for people with HIV

Elevated blood pressure is associated with an increased risk of heart attack among people with HIV, a US study published in the online edition of Clinical Infectious

Published
02 September 2013
By
Michael Carter

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