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Patients with HIV, hepatitis C present unique considerations for cardiologists

The link between CVD and HIV and hepatitis C virus is complex. Progress has been made in recent years regarding diagnosis and treatment, but unanswered questions remain. Patients with HIV and hepatitis C virus are living longer due to breakthroughs in treatment, leading cardiologists to play a larger role in the associated CVDs that may arise.

Published
10 July 2017
From
Healio
Gay Black Men Confront Crystal Meth

After experiencing the death of a friend who became addicted to crystal meth, Micheal Rice, a US film maker started asking gay black meth users -- many of whom inject the drug in addition to smoking it from a glass pipe -- whether they'd be willing to talk about their experiences on camera. That led to parTy boi, a raw and heartbreaking documentary Rice has made in which New York City gay black men talk (sometimes incoherently) about both using and dealing meth, sometimes while doing those things.

Published
06 July 2017
From
The Body
Curing hepatitis C improves diabetes control

Curing hepatitis C infection with direct-acting antiviral treatment improves diabetes control in people with more severe type 2 diabetes, a review of patients treated in

Published
06 July 2017
By
Keith Alcorn
HPV vaccine programme now offered to gay men in Scotland

The vaccine will be offered to men who have sex with men (MSM) up to and including the age of 45 who attend sexual health or HIV clinics.

Published
05 July 2017
From
STV
Does it ever make sense to target HPV screening at HIV-infected individuals?

A number of recent studies have considered the case for HPV-related cancer prevention interventions that are targeted at specific populations. A recent study suggests that, given their more rapid progression to precancerous conditions, HIV positive women in sub-Saharan Africa should be given the multivalent HP)V vaccine, as it already is to HIV-positive MSM in some high-income settings.

Published
05 July 2017
From
BMJ
I've grown old with HIV. I don't fear the virus any more, I fear the stigma

As a 76-year-old, I am part of the first generation to grow old with HIV. We don’t yet know what lies ahead for people like me, but I’ve even been told “you’re probably fitter than many people younger than you”, because I’m having regular health MOTs and living a healthy lifestyle. But I worry about stigma as I grow older and hear stories about terrible treatment of those with HIV in care homes, with staff who have never really had to think about the virus.

Published
27 June 2017
From
The Guardian
HIV has a similar impact to diabetes on heart disease risk

Living with HIV carries the same lifetime risk of cardiovascular disease as having diabetes, even after taking into account smoking, a US study has estimated.

Published
21 June 2017
By
Keith Alcorn
‘Fathers’ Explores a World Where AIDS Never Killed Our Queer Forbearers (Video)

Gay Mexican director Leo Herrera is directing Fathers (aka. The Fathers Project), a sci-fi documentary that explores how society might be different if the AIDS epidemic had never happened. The film mixes real life and fantasy with a cast and crew including historians, artists and performers who imagine the cultural and political influence that we could have had had our “fathers” (the queer men who proceeded us) had not become part of a lost generation.

Published
21 June 2017
From
Unicorn Booty
Is there HIV in my brain? Neurologist Dr. Joanna Hellmuth fills us in

Twice a month, the San Francisco AIDS Foundation program Positive Force hosts free The Dr. Is In events for people living with HIV in our community. This month, we invited Joanna Hellmuth, MD, MHS, a neurologist at the University of California, San Francisco, to share information about age- and HIV-related changes to thinking, memory and other cognitive processes. Here’s what we learned.

Published
21 June 2017
From
BETA blog
Researchers say rule out depression, anxiety, unemployment and other stresses before blaming cognitive impairment for everyday difficulties

One in five people living with HIV in a European study reported a decline in everyday functioning as a result of cognitive problems such as

Published
19 June 2017
By
Michael Carter

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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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