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Loss of kidney function in older people with HIV underlines need for earlier treatment

Kidney function deteriorates more rapidly in older people with HIV than in age-matched controls in both untreated and treated people, suggesting that antiretroviral therapy should be

Published
10 September 2013
By
Michael Carter
Starting HIV therapy leads to improvements in daily function and economic wellbeing

Antiretroviral therapy has continuous and sustained benefits for the quality of life and economic wellbeing of people living with HIV, South African research published in the online

Published
08 September 2013
By
Michael Carter
Visceral Leishmaniasis and HIV Co-infection: A Call for Papers

The phenomenon of visceral leishmaniasis and HIV (VL-HIV) co-infection is on the rise in India, Central and South America and is already a major issue in East Africa where it poses a new and difficult challenge to VL containment efforts.

Published
06 September 2013
From
PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
Decompensated cirrhosis increases risk of liver cancer for people with HIV and viral hepatitis co-infection

There is a relatively low incidence of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) among people living with HIV who have liver cirrhosis, results of a prospective Spanish study published in

Published
03 September 2013
By
Michael Carter
Elevated blood pressure increases heart attack risk for people with HIV

Elevated blood pressure is associated with an increased risk of heart attack among people with HIV, a US study published in the online edition of Clinical Infectious

Published
02 September 2013
By
Michael Carter
High rates of anal HPV infection among young gay men

Prevalence and incidence of anal human papillomavirus (HPV) are high among young gay men, according to US research published in the Journal of Infectious Diseases. Overall prevalence of

Published
28 August 2013
By
Michael Carter
FDA Puts Strict Limits on Oral Ketoconazole Use

Oral ketoconazole (Nizoral) should never be used as first-line therapy for any fungal infection because of the risk of liver toxicity and interactions with other drugs, the FDA said Friday.

Published
27 August 2013
From
MedPage Today HIV/AIDS
HPV vaccine wears off quickly in HIV-positive women

Women with HIV probably need a booster shot of HPV vaccine within 2 years to maintain efficacy, according to a Canadian study of quadrivalent HPV vaccine (Gardasil) in 136 HIV-positive women.

Published
27 August 2013
From
Family Practice News
Gene makes some HIV-infected patients more at risk for fungal disease

HIV-infected people who carry a gene for a specific protein face a 20-fold greater risk of contracting cryptococcal disease, according to a study published in mBio®, the online open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology.

Published
27 August 2013
From
Eurekalert Inf Dis
Insecticide-treated bed nets critical to global elimination of filariasis

An international team of scientists have demonstrated that a simple, low-cost intervention holds the potential to eradicate a debilitating tropical disease that threatens nearly 1.4 billion people in more than six dozen countries.

Published
22 August 2013
From
Eurekalert Inf Dis

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