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Statins reduce risk of progression to cirrhosis in people with HIV/HCV co-infection

Treatment with statins decreases the risk of progression to liver cirrhosis in people with HIV and hepatitis C virus (HCV) co-infection, investigators from the United States report

Published
06 September 2016
By
Michael Carter
A closer look at cancer among people living with HIV

Since the roll-out of combination antiretroviral therapy, cancer trends for people living with HIV have been changing. Rates of some cancers, like Kaposi sarcoma—have decreased. Others, however, including anal cancer, have actually gone up in recent years. What’s going on—and what should people living with HIV know about their risk for cancer as they grow older?

Published
01 September 2016
From
BETA blog
Depression increases risk of heart attack for adults with HIV

Major depression is associated with an increased risk of heart attack for middle-aged HIV-positive people, investigators from the United States report in JAMA Cardiology. Overall, presence of

Published
30 August 2016
By
Michael Carter
HIV Survivors Face Their Own Vietnam

My stepfather came back from Vietnam in the mid-1970s, a broken man with post-traumatic stress disorder and health complications that grew direr the older he got. I was talking with my friend Scott recently and couldn’t help but notice the similarities between the two men, veterans of wars they didn’t want to participate in, both still suffering from PTSD. Scott never served in the military. He is a veteran of the AIDS epidemic of the 1980s and ’90s, that first wave of battle before the enemy was known but not before his comrades were all killed.

Published
30 August 2016
From
The Advocate
Elevated lipids associated with cognitive decline in middle-aged HIV-positive men doing well on ART

Elevated cholesterol and a gene associated with Alzheimer’s risk in the general population are both risk factors for cognitive decline in middle-aged HIV-positive people with a suppressed viral

Published
29 August 2016
By
Michael Carter
Two Experts Discuss HIV, Abdominal Fat and Body Shape Changes

Watch TheBody.com's HIV and Aging Expert Nelson Vergel interview Dr. Stephen Grinspoon, Professor at Harvard Medical School and the Director of a Program in Nutritional Metabolism at Massachusetts General Hospital about the causes of body shape changes in HIV -- and most importantly, what you can do about them.

Published
24 August 2016
From
The Body
Having Sex With Poz Men Helped Kick My Fear of HIV

The fear of contracting HIV has run my life for what feels like forever, and I’m not willing to let it control me any longer.

Published
23 August 2016
From
The Advocate
Poor kidney function associated with increased cardiovascular risk for people with HIV

Renal impairment is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in HIV-positive individuals, according to data from a large observational cohort study published in the online

Published
18 August 2016
By
Michael Carter
Efavirenz appears to be associated with elevated suicide risk in START trial

Participants in the START treatment-timing trial who took antiretroviral regimens containing efavirenz had an increased risk of suicidal and self-injuring behaviour than those not using efavirenz, though

Published
10 August 2016
By
Liz Highleyman
Package of prophylaxis against infections reduces the risk of death for people starting HIV treatment very late

A package of enhanced prophylaxis against infections significantly reduced the risk of death in adults and children with advanced HIV disease after starting antiretroviral treatment in a

Published
08 August 2016
By
Keith Alcorn

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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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