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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
‘Fathers’ Explores a World Where AIDS Never Killed Our Queer Forbearers (Video)

Gay Mexican director Leo Herrera is directing Fathers (aka. The Fathers Project), a sci-fi documentary that explores how society might be different if the AIDS epidemic had never happened. The film mixes real life and fantasy with a cast and crew including historians, artists and performers who imagine the cultural and political influence that we could have had had our “fathers” (the queer men who proceeded us) had not become part of a lost generation.

Published
21 June 2017
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Unicorn Booty
Is there HIV in my brain? Neurologist Dr. Joanna Hellmuth fills us in

Twice a month, the San Francisco AIDS Foundation program Positive Force hosts free The Dr. Is In events for people living with HIV in our community. This month, we invited Joanna Hellmuth, MD, MHS, a neurologist at the University of California, San Francisco, to share information about age- and HIV-related changes to thinking, memory and other cognitive processes. Here’s what we learned.

Published
21 June 2017
From
BETA blog
Researchers say rule out depression, anxiety, unemployment and other stresses before blaming cognitive impairment for everyday difficulties

One in five people living with HIV in a European study reported a decline in everyday functioning as a result of cognitive problems such as

Published
19 June 2017
By
Michael Carter
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
Fractures occur at an earlier age among men with HIV

The incidence of fractures begins to rise a full decade earlier in HIV-positive men compared to their HIV-negative peers, investigators from the United States report

Published
13 June 2017
By
Michael Carter
GP's call to 'equally protect' boys with HPV vaccine

Dr Kirsty Bonney says she wants to see boys 'equally protected' against cancers caused by HPV.

Published
07 June 2017
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BBC Health
Is life for long-term HIV survivors far worse than we want to admit?

In my interview with Sean, we wrangle over our different styles, the purpose of AIDS history, whether fear is a useful tool, and his insistence that life today for long-term survivors is far worse than any of us are acknowledging.

Published
06 June 2017
From
Queerty
Honoring the Experience of Long-Term Survivors of HIV/AIDS

On HIV Long-Term Survivors Day, Kelsey Louie of Gay Men's Health Crisis describes how we can help these fierce warriors through new challenges.

Published
06 June 2017
From
The Advocate
HIV status may affect the progression of HPV infection to cervical pre-cancer

HIV-positive women were more likely to have human papillomavirus infection progress to pre-cancerous cervical lesions

Published
02 June 2017
From
Science Daily
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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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