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Many older people living with HIV in the UK worried about poverty, loneliness and social care

People over the age of 50 now represent one third of all people living with HIV, but the social care, healthcare and welfare systems aren’t ready for

1 hour ago
Roger Pebody
Patients with severe mental illnesses slip between cracks in HIV testing

People with bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and major depression with psychosis may be up to 15 more likely than the general population to be HIV positive, but are only marginally more likely to be tested for the virus, according to a study headed by UC San Francisco.

9 hours ago
Medical Xpress
AT LAST: Gay men and transgender people get vaccine to prevent genital warts and anal cancer – impressive pilot results in England

Gay men and transgender people in England now have limited access to the HPV vaccine. Early results from an ongoing pilot study are extremely encouraging.

14 hours ago
HIV i-Base
Vitamin D deficiency reduces statin potency, increases risk of muscle pain in people with HIV

People living with HIV who take statins are less likely to experience cholesterol reductions and more likely to develop painful muscle damage as a side

17 hours ago
Keith Alcorn
Converging Roads Between HIV and Cancer Research

In 2017, a key focus in the field of HIV will be investigating new ways to tackle persistence via interactions and synergies with other fields such as cancer research and immune-based therapies. This will take centre stage when the scientific community convenes in July 2017 at the IAS HIV Cure & Cancer Forum and the 9th IAS Conference on HIV Science (IAS 2017).

16 January 2017
International AIDS Society
Worried About HIV and Aging? The First Thing to Do Is Stop Smoking

There are people out there who are anxious about the impact HIV has on the aging process, but who continue to smoke. This is to be preoccupied by a threat that we don't quite understand and are not sure how to deal with, while neglecting a very real health threat that can be changed and brought under control.

12 January 2017
The Body
People with HIV/HCV co-infection at increased risk of kidney disease and bone disorders

Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in people with HIV co-infection is associated with an increased risk of liver disease and liver-related death and also several important non-liver related

02 January 2017
Michael Carter
HIV patients have nearly twice the heart attack risk

Current methods to predict the risk of heart attack and stroke vastly underestimate the risk in individuals with HIV, which is nearly double that of the general population, reports a new study. The higher risk exists even when virus is undetectable in blood because of antiretroviral drugs. Accurately predicting risk is vital for preventive treatment, say clinicians.

22 December 2016
Science Daily
African Americans taking ART have high incidence of illness associated with risk of cardiovascular disease

Black HIV-positive men and women receiving antiretroviral therapy (ART) have especially high rates of health problems that can increase the long-term risk of cardiovascular disease, investigators from the

20 December 2016
Michael Carter
High rates of injury found among some HIV-positive people in B.C.

Overall 14% of deaths among HIV-positive people were due to injury. In contrast, the figure among HIV-negative people was 6%. Furthermore, they stated that “the highest rates of injury among [HIV-positive] people were associated with falls and self-harm.” Among HIV-negative people, the top two causes of injury were “falls and motor vehicle accidents.”

19 December 2016
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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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