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People with HIV more likely to die after diagnosis of many common cancers in US

People with HIV are more likely to die from many common cancers than the rest of the US population, according to a large US comparative study presented

Published
05 March 2014
By
Keith Alcorn
Intimate partner violence in men who have sex with men is linked to adverse health effects

Intimate partner violence (IPV) among men who have sex with men (MSM) is linked to greater risk of mental and physical health symptoms, substance misuse, and sexually transmitted infections, according to a research article published in PLOS Medicine.

Published
05 March 2014
From
HIV / AIDS News From Medical News Today
Low level HIV viremia a modifiable risk factor for non-Hodgkin lymphoma

The incidence of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) remains high in HIV-infected patients despite treatment with antiretroviral therapy, and ongoing low-level HIV replication may be a contributing factor, new research hints.

Published
05 March 2014
From
Medscape
The Eastern Cape cancer mystery

Many Eastern Cape children infected with HIV at birth are developing AIDS-defining cancers as they reach adulthood, but HIV is unlikely to be the only driver of the what haematologists suspect is an inexplicably high concentration of blood cancers in the province.

Published
27 February 2014
From
Health-e
Dreaming A New Future: A Conversation with Long-Term Survivors

“What’s next?” That’s the question at the heart of a burgeoning movement of long-term HIV/AIDS survivors and allies. For people who lived through the devastating losses and unimaginable triumphs of the early decades of AIDS—many of whom never expected to see their 30s, let alone hit retirement age—what do the next decades hold?

Published
27 February 2014
From
BETA blog
HIV Rate Is Four Times Higher Among Mental Health Patients

People receiving care for mental illness are four times more likely to have HIV than the general population, and many are unaware of their status.

Published
27 February 2014
From
AIDSMeds
Older age associated with bigger increases in viral load and falls in CD4 count in patients not taking HIV treatment

Results of a large observational study underline the importance of closely monitoring viral load in HIV-positive patients who have yet to start antiretroviral therapy, especially if they are

Published
27 February 2014
By
Michael Carter
Youth born with HIV may have higher heart disease risk, NIH network study shows

Researchers advise reducing risk through diet, exercise, not smoking.

Published
25 February 2014
From
National Institutes of Health (press release)
Researchers look for culprit behind oral health problems in HIV-positive patients

Researchers want to help HIV-positive patients live better by understanding why their essentially dormant infection is still wreaking havoc in their mouth. Even with meticulous dental hygiene, tooth decay and gum disease, as well as infections by yeast, bacteria, and viruses such as human papillomavirus, continue to plague many patients, said Dr. Josѐ A.

Published
24 February 2014
From
HIV / AIDS News From Medical News Today
Special issue: mental health needs of older adults living with HIV

This issue addresses some of the complex and evolving mental health needs of older adults living with HIV.

Published
21 February 2014
From
American Psychological Association

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