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Switching to new tenofovir alafenamide keeps virus in check and improves kidney and bone health

People who switch from the current version of tenofovir to tenofovir alafenamide (TAF) – a new formulation that reaches higher levels in HIV-infected cells – maintained undetectable

Published
28 July 2015
By
Liz Highleyman
Schizophrenia and HIV—Study underscores serious issues associated with dual diagnoses

Several studies have found that some people with HIV are more likely to have mental health issues compared to HIV-negative people. Most of these studies have focused on mental health issues such as anxiety and depression.

Published
19 July 2015
From
CATIE
Prompt ART especially important for people with HIV aged 45 and over

Delaying antiretroviral therapy (ART) may have especially serious consequences for middle-aged and elderly HIV-positive people, according to research published in Clinical Infectious Diseases. US investigators found that patients aged

Published
08 July 2015
By
Michael Carter
Not having enough food linked to poor treatment outcomes in New York

People who don’t have enough food to eat are less likely to have an undetectable viral load than other people living with HIV, according to a longitudinal

Published
23 June 2015
By
Roger Pebody
The Link Between Protease Inhibitors and Cancer

A large, multinational study published in JAIDS reports an increased risk of some cancers for people taking protease inhibitor-based combination antiretroviral therapy (PI-based cART) compared to non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor-based cART (NNRTI-based cART). While any successful cART is known to decrease the risk of “AIDS-defining” cancers such as Kaposi sarcoma, the relationship between cART and other cancers has not been well understood.

Published
19 June 2015
From
BETA blog
ART: Daily Vitamin D and Calcium Stave Off Bone Loss

Patients with HIV infection who take antiretroviral therapy (ART) can also reduce antiretroviral therapy-related bone loss by 50% by taking daily high-dose vitamin D and calcium supplements, according to a 48-week study.

Published
17 June 2015
From
Medscape
Geriatric conditions common in middle-aged and older HIV-positive men

Geriatric conditions were common in middle-aged and older HIV-positive adults in a San Francisco clinic, investigators report in the June 1st edition of the Journal of Acquired

Published
17 June 2015
By
Michael Carter
Geriatric HIV: living with multiple medical conditions will become the norm as population ages

In fifteen years' time, the clinical needs of Dutch people living with HIV will have changed substantially due to three quarters of them being over the

Published
16 June 2015
By
Roger Pebody
Consider cannabis use when assessing middle-aged and older patients with HIV, say US investigators

Recent cannabis (marijuana) use by middle-aged HIV-positive adults is associated with poor mental health quality of life, lack of social engagement and under- and unemployment, investigators from the

Published
15 June 2015
By
Michael Carter
Depression strongly associated with risky sex in UK gay men

HIV-negative gay men who have several symptoms of depression are more likely to report sex without a condom, according to a study presented to the British

Published
02 June 2015
By
Roger Pebody
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