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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).

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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.

Published
12 January 2017
From
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

Published
02 January 2017
By
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.

Published
22 December 2016
From
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

Published
20 December 2016
By
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.”

Published
19 December 2016
From
CATIE
Link found between HIV treatment, neuronal degeneration

Certain protease inhibitors, among the most effective HIV drugs, lead to the production of the peptide beta amyloid, often associated with Alzheimer's disease, and may be the cause of cognitive problems, report researchers.

Published
19 December 2016
From
Science Daily
Co-morbidities are common and rising among people with HIV in the US

People living with HIV are increasingly experiencing a range of non-AIDS-related co-morbidities as the population ages, including cardiovascular disease, kidney impairment and bone loss leading to fractures,

Published
19 December 2016
By
Liz Highleyman
UNAIDS PCB session on ageing and HIV reaffirms that an ageing population of people living with HIV is a measure of success

A successful AIDS response must continue to expand treatment access equitably, by providing people-centred, age-sensitive and integrated health services. Moreover, people living with HIV must be supported to lead long and healthy lives, and people over 50 years of age should have equal access to social protection, employment and social integration.

Published
12 December 2016
From
UNAIDS
Research finds that older people’s sexual problems are being dismissed

Older people’s sexual activity problems and desires are being dismissed by health practitioners due to their age, a new study has suggested.

Published
08 December 2016
From
University of Manchester
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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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