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People living with HIV at higher risk of cancers caused by smoking or viruses, but not all cancers

The risk of cancer is increased twofold for people with HIV compared to individuals in the general population, Danish investigators report in the online edition of AIDS.

Published
16 May 2014
By
Michael Carter
Ethiopia: HIV patient nutrition more vital than once assumed

Researchers have shown that a dietary supplement given during the first months of HIV treatment significantly improves the general condition of patients. Their results are published in the journal BMJ.

Published
15 May 2014
From
University of Copenhagen (press release)
UNITAID approves grants of $160 million, for hepatitis C, MDR-TB and malaria drugs

Breakthrough new medicines for hepatitis C and drug-resistant TB and largest-yet global programme for seasonal malaria chemoprevention to be made available for low- and middle-income countries as part of $160 million of new grants funded by UNITAID

Published
07 May 2014
From
UNITAID
Social cocaine use 'dangerous' according to researchers

Sydney University researchers have found that people who use cocaine ‘socially’ are at greater risk of developing cardiovascular disease.

Published
06 May 2014
From
Gay News Network
Big Pharma, my cancer patient and me

Compassionate access schemes for these incredibly expensive drugs might facilitate access for selected patients but they are not truly compassionate in the way that the average person understands. If government subsidy looks unlikely, access schemes are retired, sometimes abruptly.

Published
02 May 2014
From
The Guardian
Early antiretroviral treatment reduces risk of AIDS and HIV-related illness

Early antiretroviral therapy significantly reduced the risk of AIDS and HIV-related illness in a large study in low and middle-income countries, according to the final results of

Published
01 May 2014
By
Michael Carter
Antibiotic crisis bigger than Aids as common infections will kill, WHO warns

The report, Antimicrobial resistance: global report on surveillance focuses on antibiotic resistance in seven different bacteria responsible for common, serious diseases such as sepsis, diarrhoea, pneumonia, urinary tract infections and gonorrhoea.It found that antibiotic resistance is present in all areas of the globe and is growing.

Published
30 April 2014
From
Daily Telegraph
Gardasil®: CHMP Grants Positive Opinion for New Indication, for the Prevention of Anal Cancers and Anal Precancerous Lesions, in the European Union

The efficacy of Gardasil® against anal disease - anal intraepithelial neoplasia (AIN) and anal cancer - was evaluated in a population of 598 men who have sex with men between 16 and 26 years of age naïve to HPV types 6, 11, 16 and 18. The efficacy of Gardasil® in reducing the incidence of anal precancerous lesions grades 2/3 (AIN 2/3) related to vaccine HPV types 6, 11, 16 & 18 was 74.9%. Median duration of follow-up was 2.15 years.

Published
30 April 2014
From
Sanofi Pasteur press release
PCR testing reveals high prevalence of CNS infections among people living with HIV in Zambia with CNS symptoms

There is a high prevalence of central nervous system (CNS) opportunistic infections among people living with HIV in Zambia who present with CNS symptoms, investigators report in

Published
30 April 2014
By
Michael Carter
CROI 2014: Chronic lung disease is prevalent and under-diagnosed in people with HIV

Even though the incidence of most HIV-related respiratory complications and opportunistic infections have declined dramatically since the advent of effective antiretroviral therapy (ART), 4 studies presented at the 21st Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) last month in Boston showed that people living with HIV are still at increased risk...

Published
28 April 2014
From
HIVandHepatitis.com

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