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Free new tool for health providers to assist physical rehabilitation in people living with HIV

The free website, entitled "How Rehabilitation Can Help People Living with HIV in Sub-Saharan Africa: An Evidence-Informed Tool for Rehab Providers", was adapted from a Canadian resource and is also downloadable for use on paper. It's designed to be a one-stop resource for physiotherapists, occupational therapists and other health workers who can quickly and easily research the most common HIV-related disabilities, and find evidence-based rehabilitation solutions

Published
02 December 2015
From
Eurekalert Medicine & Health
HIV/AIDS drugs interfere with brain's 'insulation,' Penn-CHOP team shows

In a new study, researchers from the University of Pennsylvania and The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia found that commonly used antiretroviral medications disrupted the function of oligodendrocytes, crucial brain cells that manufacture myelin, the fatty material that serves to insulate neurons, helping them transmit signals in the brain fast and efficiently.

Published
01 December 2015
From
Eurekalert Medicine & Health
Two-drug maintenance therapy keeps viral load suppressed and may even have advantages over traditional ART

Two-drug antiretroviral therapy (ART) consisting of ritonavir-boosted atazanavir and lamivudine has comparable or better virological efficacy than traditional three-drug therapy based on ritonavir/atazanavir, according to a poster presentation at

Published
30 November 2015
By
Michael Carter
HIV-related wasting can have long-term consequences

HIV-associated wasting can have a long-term impact on physical function and quality of life, according to research from the United States published in the online edition of AIDS.

Published
30 November 2015
By
Michael Carter
NIH publishes criteria for research on organ transplantation between people with HIV infection

​In a Federal Register notice on Nov. 25, 2015, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services published safeguards and criteria for research to assess the safety and effectiveness of solid organ transplantation from donors with HIV infection to recipients with HIV infection.

Published
27 November 2015
From
National Institutes of Health
“Can People with HIV Eat Sushi?”: Your HIV & Diet Questions Answered

These days the top health concerns for people with HIV are the same nutrition and diet-associated health problems faced by other Americans, like becoming overweight or obese. I often worry more about the impact of fast food and soda on my patients than I do about them getting sick from something related to HIV.

Published
24 November 2015
From
BETA blog
New web resource for sexual health, mental health and drug use

A website providing the LGBTI community with information on drug use as well as sexual and mental health will be launched in Melbourne this week. The website describes a large number of drugs, how they are ingested and what the effects are, both short term and long term.

Published
24 November 2015
From
Gay News Network
Study reveals potential challenges for scaling up of HCV therapy in UK

A large proportion of patients with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in the UK have co-morbidities, hazardous use of drugs and alcohol and are taking medications that

Published
24 November 2015
By
Michael Carter
'Not far enough': reaction to the JCVI's announcement that the anti-cancer jab to prevent HPV will be extended to just MSM and not all boys

Vaccinations for MSM are a step forward but that this change in policy does not go nearly far enough. What is urgently needed is a decision to vaccinate all adolescent boys.

Published
19 November 2015
From
HPV Action
Give HPV vaccine to men who have sex with men, government told

Advisers say extending use of cervical cancer vaccine given to girls could help cut risk of anal, penile and throat cancers.

Published
19 November 2015
From
The Guardian

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