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Does efavirenz use raise the risk of suicide in people with HIV?

Suicidal thoughts, attempted suicide and death by suicide were more than twice as common amongst people with HIV who started treatment with efavirenz (Sustiva or Stocrin, also

Published
08 October 2013
By
Liz Highleyman
Multi-disease prevention campaigns (part 1): integrating HIV into wider public health campaigns

This edition examines the concept of multi-disease prevention campaigns targeting a range of public health issues in a concentrated burst of activity in a locality.

Published
08 October 2013
From
HIV & AIDS treatment in practice
Malaria vaccine: Hopes rise for 2015 target after successful trials

Vaccine that nearly halved cases among children aged between five and seven months could save millions in worst-hit countries.

Published
08 October 2013
From
The Guardian
Liver cancer often diagnosed late with poor survival in people with HIV

Hepatocellular carcinoma is frequently diagnosed at an advanced stage in HIV-positive people with hepatitis B or C co-infection, contributing to a high mortality rate that has changed little

Published
04 October 2013
By
Liz Highleyman
People's friends diagnose brain impairment better than they do themselves

Baseline results from a longitudinal study of 235 MSM (men who have sex with men) living with HIV, aged 18 to 50, attending an HIV clinic at

Published
03 October 2013
By
Gus Cairns
CD8 Activation Predicts Clinical Events on ART, But Only in 50+

CD8-cell activation predicts AIDS and non-AIDS conditions in people taking suppressive antiretroviral therapy (ART), but the association remained significant only in people 50 and older.

Published
01 October 2013
From
International AIDS Society
Infection with HIV associated with increased risk of dialysis and end-stage kidney disease

HIV infection increases the risk of kidney disease requiring renal replacement therapy or dialysis, according to Danish research published in the online edition of Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation.

Published
01 October 2013
By
Michael Carter
FDA Warns of Hepatitis B Reactivation Risk with Immune-suppressing Cancer Drugs

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced this week that it has approved labeling changes for 2 monoclonal antibody cancer drugs, ofatumumab (Arzerra) and rituximab (Rituxan), adding a stronger "black box" warning that they may cause hepatitis B virus (HBV) reactivation.

Published
30 September 2013
From
HIVandhepatitis.com
Possible Mechanism Identified for Efavirenz Tumor-Cell Suppression

Efavirenz may exert a selective cytotoxic effect on tumor cells by activating cannabinoid receptors that mediate tumor toxicity, according to results of new lab studies.

Published
30 September 2013
From
International AIDS Society
HIV and the immune system linked to heart disease in women

Researchers in Boston have intensely studied women, both HIV positive and negative, to better understand the interactions between their immune and cardiovascular systems. They have found that HIV-positive women were more likely to have more sticky deposits in their arteries called plaque, specifically non-calcified plaque (NCP).

Published
27 September 2013
From
CATIE

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