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How People With HIV Can Combat Their Raised Risk of Cancer

HIV-positive people have a much higher risk of certain cancers than the general population. Here are some ways to help improve your chances of avoiding cancer.

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10 hours ago
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Poz
Tenofovir Alafenamide Combo Pill Matches Truvada for HIV Efficacy, but Easier on Bones and Kidneys

A fixed-dose combination pill containing tenofovir alafenamide (TAF) worked as well in a Phase 3 trial as the current Truvada pill containing the older tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF) -- which is used for both HIV treatment and pre-exposure prophylaxis or PrEP -- but causes less kidney and bone toxicity, according to an announcement this week from Gilead Sciences.

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10 hours ago
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HIVandHepatitis.com
Fatty liver may contribute to higher risk of death for HIV/HCV co-infected people

About a quarter of people in a New York City cohort who had HIV and hepatitis C virus (HCV) died over a ten-year period – a "strikingly

Published
26 August 2015
By
Liz Highleyman
High rate of mental health issues found among some PEP users

Researchers in Boston found that people who sought PEP had a high rate of mental health issues. The Boston team strongly encourages healthcare providers who prescribe PEP to screen and treat potential patients for mental health issues.

Published
26 August 2015
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CATIE
Good outcomes for people living with HIV diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma in France

People living with HIV who are diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma now have excellent outcomes, French investigators report in the online edition of Clinical Infectious Diseases. Two-year

Published
26 August 2015
By
Michael Carter
HCV infection associated with hardening of the coronary artery

Chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is associated with an important early warning side of cardiovascular disease, investigators from the Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study (MACS) report in the

Published
25 August 2015
By
Michael Carter
The Low-Down on Inflammation from an HIV Doctor

Inflammation is the generic term for the body’s response to injury. During injury, the immune system—our body’s defense system—activates a complicated network of cells and chemical signals. Acute inflammation, immune activation that’s rapid and self-limited, is essential for healing. But chronic inflammation, immune activation that continues even after the initial injury is gone, is problematic. Chronic inflammation is like a volume control knob on a stereo being stuck—with the volume turned all the way up.

Published
24 August 2015
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BETA blog
Top five concerns people with HIV have about ageing: Scotland

Through the Positive Persons' Forum and other initiatives, many people with HIV in Scotland have made it clear that they are very concerned about growing older with HIV. We have set out some of these concerns in the infographic below (or view it as a plain online image). The top 5 concerns were confidentiality, the effects of HIV medication, drug interactions, Financial stability and ignorance and stigma.

Published
12 August 2015
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HIV Scotland-
Chemsex in the city - it’s every gay man for himself

Addressing HIV in our communities, starts with brotherhood, caring about our lovers’ well-being, looking out for each other, not just the individual looking out for himself.

Published
05 August 2015
From
GMFA
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
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