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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
The diminished self – HIV and self-stigma

Gus Cairns investigates the negative beliefs people with HIV can have about themselves, and what to do about them.

Published
25 June 2013
From
HIV treatment update
US: HPV vaccine lowering infection rates among girls

Extent of protection from sexually transmitted virus higher than expected, suggesting 'herd immunity' is at work, experts say.

Published
21 June 2013
From
Web MD
South Africa: HIV, ARVs and the cervical cancer vaccine

Information is emerging on the links between HIV and the human papilloma virus (HPV), which causes cervical cancer, said Helen Rees from Wits University’s Institute of Reproductive Health at the 6th National Aids Conference held in Durban this week. The health department will provide 9- and 10-year-old girls in the poorest schools with the vaccine from February next year.

Published
21 June 2013
From
Mail & Guardian
Cardiovascular disease in people with HIV

This issue of Research Initiative, Treatment Action (RITA!) carefully examines evidence from well over 100 studies on cardiovascular risk factors and the impact of individual and combined antiretrovirals on the heart.This RITA! also features an interview with the University of Wisconsin’s James Stein, perhaps the leading authority on cardiovascular disease in people with HIV. Stein offers frank and insightful answers to questions on cardiovascular risk, screening adults and children, the Framingham score, lipid targets, aspirin prophylaxis, and smoking.

Published
20 June 2013
From
RITA! / Center for AIDS Information and Advocacy
Senate Approves Bill to Allow HIV+ Patients to Receive HIV+ Donor Organs

The U.S. Senate this week unanimously passed the HOPE Act, a bill that will make an exception to current law enabling people with HIV to receive organs for transplantation from another HIV positive individual. The measure now awaits approval from the House of Representatives.

Published
20 June 2013
From
HIVandhepatitis.com
Interaction between steroid injections and HIV protease inhibitors can disrupt cortisol levels

Corticosteroid injections can lead to dysfunctions in cortisol levels in people taking HIV protease inhibitors, according to research published in the online edition of the Journal of Acquired

Published
20 June 2013
By
Michael Carter
Prompt HIV diagnosis and early antiretroviral therapy especially important for older people

Prompt HIV diagnosis and early antiretroviral therapy are especially important for older people, results of a UK study published in Age and Ageing show. There was a

Published
19 June 2013
By
Michael Carter
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

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