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Study Finds Sustiva Not Strongly Linked to Suicidal Thoughts

But that is not necessarily the case for those with preexisting mental health problems.

31 December 2017
Inflammation-related illness among HIV-positive people

Over time, elevated inflammation is linked to an increased risk for some complications in HIV-positive people even if they are using ART.

26 December 2017
All Nurses Are Mental Health Nurses

"All nurses are mental health nurses," said Jeffrey G. Miller, D.N.P., APNP, ACRN, speaking about his 30 years of experience treating HIV and comorbid health concerns on Nov. 2 at the 2017 Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (ANAC) conference. During Miller's presentation, he reviewed the importance of understanding that mental health, like HIV, is treatable with a combination-treatment approach comprising therapy, support groups, and medication management.

20 December 2017
The Body Pro
Factors Affecting the Health of Older Sexual and Gender Minorities Highlighted in LGBT Health

A special issue of LGBT Health includes the latest research, clinical practice innovations, and policy aimed at addressing disparities and enhancing healthcare for older LGBT populations.

19 December 2017
Mary Ann Liebert press release
Shift in HIV-Associated Kidney Disease Characterized

Successful antiretroviral therapy for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection has altered the spectrum of HIV-associated kidney disease over the past 30 years, according to the authors of a new review published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

15 December 2017
Renal & Urology News
New Survey Finds People Living With HIV With Diarrhea Often Suffer in Silence

The survey shows diarrhea remains prevalent in those living with HIV/AIDS, as 27 percent of respondents living with HIV/AIDS reported that they currently have diarrhea, while 56 percent reported that they have had diarrhea in the past. In addition, 79 percent of those with diarrhea reported having diarrhea for more than a year, and 61 percent reported having diarrhea for more than five years.

12 December 2017
Napo Pharmaceuticals press release
People with HIV less likely to be prescribed key drugs to reduce cardiovascular risk

Physicians in the United States are less likely to prescribe key recommended medications for the prevention of cardiovascular disease to people with HIV compared to

12 December 2017
Michael Carter
Deadly cryptococcal fungi found in public spaces in South Africa

After tuberculosis, cryptococcal meningitis is the leading cause of death in HIV/AIDS patients in Sub-Saharan Africa.

08 December 2017
Science Daily
Key Challenges Await an Aging HIV-infected Population

According to a new study, age-related health issues seem to affect people living with HIV infection (PLWH) in an accelerated or emphasized fashion due to comorbidities associated with HIV infection, however, it is unclear whether those comorbidities are the result of the infection, ART, or other socioeconomic and demographic factors.

07 December 2017
MD Mag
Holistic care, behavior contracts improve HIV patient outcomes

Managing patients with HIV isn’t as simple as treating the disease. These patients have complex psychosocial and physical health histories, but supportive care and commitment contracts can lead to improved outcomes, according to new research.

06 December 2017

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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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