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Lower daily tenofovir dose of 150mg safe and effective in people with moderate renal impairment

A reduced tenofovir (Viread) dose of 150mg daily appears to be a safe and effective treatment for people with HIV who have moderate renal impairment, investigators from

Published
9 hours ago
By
Michael Carter
Diabetes drug may reduce heart attack risk in HIV patients

A diabetes drug may have benefits beyond lower blood sugar in patients with HIV. New research from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis suggests the drug may prevent cardiovascular problems because it works to reduce inflammation that is linked to heart disease and stroke in these patients. The drug both improved metabolism and reduced inflammation in HIV-positive adults on antiretroviral therapy.

Published
15 May 2015
From
Eurekalert Medicine & Health
Truvada PrEP causes only mild loss of bone mineral density

Treatment with tenofovir/emtricitabine (Truvada) as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is associated with small but significant decreases in bone mineral density (BMD), investigators from the landmark iPrEx study report in the

Published
14 May 2015
By
Michael Carter
People with hepatitis C have higher cancer rates, even when excluding liver cancer

Hepatitis C patients in the Kaiser Permanente Southern California health maintenance organisation had significantly increased cancer rates compared to members without HCV infection, researchers reported at the European

Published
13 May 2015
By
Liz Highleyman
HHS Establishes Organ Donation Policy for Patients With HIV

The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has unveiled new regulations to establish a parallel system of organ donation intended to serve patients with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).

Published
11 May 2015
From
Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society
Five antiretroviral combinations associated with increased risk of a cardiovascular event

Treatment with four individual and five combinations of anti-HIV drugs is associated with an increased risk of a cardiovascular event, investigators from the United States report in the

Published
08 May 2015
By
Michael Carter
HIV infection and low CD4 count associated with hardening of arteries

HIV infection is associated with an increased risk of hardening of the arteries, investigators report in the online edition of Clinical Infectious Diseases. The US study compared changes

Published
06 May 2015
By
Michael Carter
A New, More Reliable Way to Gauge HIV-Related Cognitive Dysfunction

A new statistical means of assessing HIV-associated neurocognitive dysfunction (HAND) is more reliable than the so-called Frascati and Gisslén methods.

Published
06 May 2015
From
AIDSMeds
Gender-neutral HPV vaccination

Peter Baker is Campaign Director for HPV Action, a collaborative partnership of patient and professional organisations that are working together to achieve gender-neutral (both boys and girls) vaccination for the human papilloma virus (HPV). He presents a clear argument for introducing a gender-neutral vaccination programme in the UK, and highlights the potential public health benefits, long term savings in treatment and care and reduction in human suffering that would result.

Published
05 May 2015
From
MEDFASH
Patients with AIDS at increased risk of developing age-related macular degeneration

Patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome have a four-fold increase in their risk of developing intermediate-stage age-related macular degeneration compared to people of the same age who are not infected with HIV, according to results from the Longitudinal Study of the Ocular Complications of AIDS presented today at the 2015 ARVO Annual Meeting in Denver, Colo.

Published
05 May 2015
From
Eurekalert Medicine & Health
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