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Suicide rates tumble in people with HIV in Canadian study but psychiatric drug use remains high in Danish people with HIV

A study presented at the 14th European AIDS Conference last week found that the suicide rate in people with HIV in British Columbia, Canada, had fallen 35-fold

Published
21 October 2013
By
Gus Cairns
Ensuring good-quality HIV care in Europe: where can we improve?

Only 20% of people with HIV in Europe have fully suppressed viral load, compared to an estimated 24% in sub-Saharan Africa, despite much higher rates of HIV

Published
19 October 2013
By
Keith Alcorn
Men-only hepatitis B mutation explains higher cancer rates

A team of researchers has identified a novel mutation in the hepatitis B virus (HBV) in Korea that appears only in men and could help explain why HBV-infected men are roughly five times more likely than HBV-infected women to develop liver cancer. Although some women do progress to cirrhosis and liver cancer, the mutation is absent in HBV in women. The research is published ahead of print in the Journal of Clinical Microbiology.

Published
18 October 2013
From
Eurekalert Inf Dis
Anal cancer screening may be appropriate for all women with HIV, French researchers suggest

Women living with HIV had a higher risk of anal pre-cancerous changes than cervical changes linked to human papillomavirus (HPV), French researchers reported at the 14th European

Published
17 October 2013
By
Keith Alcorn
HIV-positive people not on antiretrovirals are prone to inflammation-related bone loss

HIV-positive people not taking antiretroviral therapy experienced more bone mineral density loss at the hip and were somewhat more likely to develop osteopenia or osteoporosis than HIV-negative individuals,

Published
16 October 2013
By
Liz Highleyman
HIV-positive young women have adequate response to human papillomavirus vaccine

HIV-positive girls did not respond as well to the quadrivalent human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine as HIV-negative girls of the same age, but they responded as well as

Published
16 October 2013
By
Liz Highleyman
Fungus targets HIV patients - study

Local researchers have discovered a new fungus that causes a potentially deadly disease in HIV-positive South Africans. The infection was caused by a newly described, but unnamed, opportunistic fungus in the type Emmonsia, and was fatal in three patients.

Published
15 October 2013
From
Independent Online
Definition of Brave: Long Term Survivors Reunite at Town Hall Forum in San Francisco

The AIDS generation has come alive again. It was apparent in the collective wisdom of over 175 AIDS survivors and their supporters and loved ones gathered in the packed Rainbow Room at San Francisco’s LGBT Center on September 16.

Published
12 October 2013
From
HIVandhepatitis.com
Eviplera works well regardless of viral load or CD4 count, may improve lipid levels

The single-tablet regimen Eviplera (rilpivirine/tenofovir/FTC) worked as well as Atripla (efavirenz/tenofovir/FTC) for treatment-naive people across a range of viral load and CD4 cell counts, researchers reported at the Second

Published
11 October 2013
By
Liz Highleyman
People with HIV have higher risk of death after heart attack

People with HIV had higher mortality than HIV-negative individuals after hospitalisation for acute coronary syndrome, but the excess risk disappeared for people on antiretroviral therapy with high CD4

Published
08 October 2013
By
Liz Highleyman

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