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Over half of people living with AIDS in San Francisco are aged 50 or older

Over half of people living with an AIDS diagnosis in San Francisco are aged 50 or older, investigators report in AIDS Care. The authors believe that

Published
18 June 2013
By
Michael Carter
Low CD4 cell count increases the risk of several cancers after starting HIV therapy

A large US study has provided important new insights into the incidence and timing of cancers among people taking antiretroviral therapy. Published in the online edition of

Published
12 June 2013
By
Michael Carter
Undetectable viral load reduces the risk of HIV-associated anal cancer

HIV therapy that effectively controls viral load reduces the risk of anal cancer, US research published in the online edition of the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes

Published
11 June 2013
By
Michael Carter
High rate of spontaneous disease regression in men with high-grade pre-cancerous anal lesions

High-grade pre-cancerous anal lesions are more likely to regress than progress, according to Australian research published in the online edition of AIDS. The study involved 574 men, three-quarters

Published
10 June 2013
By
Michael Carter
Detecting Kaposi's sarcoma with a smartphone accessory

Engineers from Cornell University have created a new optical sensor that plugs in to a smartphone and, using disposable microfluidic chips, allows for inexpensive in-the-field diagnosis of Kaposi's sarcoma, a cancer linked to AIDS.

Published
07 June 2013
From
Eurekalert Medicine & Health
The immune system, HIV, and aging

The purpose of this brief report is to outline current scientific knowledge regarding the immunologic connections between HIV and aging, and provide an introduction to some of the unresolved questions that are being addressed—or need to be addressed—by research.

Published
07 June 2013
From
TAG
Bone loss and fracture risk are 'modest' among HIV+ people, linked to tenofovir, smoking, and HCV

Continued bone loss among HIV positive men with osteopenia was modest overall, but about 25% of those taking tenofovir (Viread, also in 4 antiretroviral coformulations) experienced significant loss, according to a recent study. A related meta-analysis found that HIV infection is associated with a modest likelihood of new fractures, with smoking and hepatitis C virus (HCV) coinfection further increasing the risk.

Published
07 June 2013
From
HIVandHepatitis.com
2012: half a million sexually transmitted infections in England

There were just under half a million new diagnoses of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in 2012, according to data released by Public Health England today. As in previous

Published
05 June 2013
By
Roger Pebody
Terrence Higgins Trust calls for male HPV vaccine after Michael Douglas’s cancer oral sex claims

The Terrence Higgins Trust is reiterating calls for the HPV (human papillomavirus) vaccination programme to include gay and bisexual men following Hollywood actor Michael Douglas’s comments about oral cancer.

Published
04 June 2013
From
Pink News
Liquid Injectable Silicone Effective, Safe for Treating HIV Patients with Facial Lipoatrophy

Research in British Columbia, Canada, indicates that liquid injectable silicone administered properly has potential as a safe, effective, natural feeling treatment for patients with HIV-associated facial lipoatrophy (FLA). The researchers tested liquid injectable silicone because temporary filler treatments were not permanent and could result in high costs.

Published
04 June 2013
From
Healio

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