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Statin On-Board May Cut Cancer Risk in HIV Infection

Individuals infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) who are on statin therapy are significantly less likely to develop cancer, researchers said here at the International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention.

Published
10 July 2013
From
MedPage Today
Gay men with HIV in Greater Manchester fear triple whammy of stigmas

Gay men living with HIV in Manchester fear a future blighted by prejudice and poor health care, experts say, facing a ‘triple whammy’ of stigmas – against their age, sexuality and HIV status – even from within the healthcare system.

Published
10 July 2013
From
Manchester Evening News
Having a job helps women with HIV manage their illness, according to new research

The routine of a work schedule, plus the job-related money and benefits, provides extra emotional support for women with HIV.

Published
08 July 2013
From
EurekAlert
Increased risk of invasive meningococcal disease among men who have sex with men in Europe

In a new rapid risk assessment, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control concludes there is an increased risk in Europe of invasive meningococcal disease among men who have sex with men (MSM), particularly in metropolitan settings.

Published
08 July 2013
From
ECDC
Studies look at bone changes during second-line therapy, fractures, and HIV- and HCV-related bone loss

People with HIV experience less bone loss if they switch to a NRTI-sparing second-line regimen containing raltegravir, researchers reported last week at the 7th International AIDS Society

Published
08 July 2013
By
Liz Highleyman
Two stem cell transplant recipients now controlling HIV off treatment

Two people with HIV who received stem cell transplants for the treatment of lymphoma are now controlling HIV replication without medication in the early weeks of treatment

Published
03 July 2013
By
Keith Alcorn
The HPV vaccine needs to be extended to protect gay men

Tory MP Mike Freer has announced a campaign to have the HPV vaccination extended to include teenage boys, arguing that the current scheme, which only vaccinates girls, neglects to protect gay men.

Published
03 July 2013
From
Pink News
Management of age-related conditions is 'the future of HIV care', says IAS conference keynote speaker

Other diseases are becoming far more important than AIDS for people with HIV who have consistent access and good response to antiretroviral treatment, and management of age-related comorbidities

Published
01 July 2013
By
Liz Highleyman
USC research IDs potential treatment for deadly, HIV-related blood cancer

Researchers at the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center have shown that a class of drugs called BET bromodomain inhibitors effectively targets primary effusion lymphoma (PEL), a rare and aggressive blood cancer most commonly found in people infected with HIV.

Published
27 June 2013
From
Eurekalert Medicine & Health
Antiretroviral therapy cuts mortality risk for people diagnosed with HIV-related lymphoma

Higher cumulative viral load in the six months after diagnosis with HIV-related lymphoma is associated with a subsequent increase in mortality risk, results of a large observational study

Published
25 June 2013
By
Michael Carter

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