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Exercise helps with better brain functioning in HIV-infected adults

Regular exercise is not only good for health, but can give people living with HIV a significant mental boost. This is according to a study by Dr. David J. Moore and colleagues at the University of California, San Diego, published in Springer's Journal of NeuroVirology. The study found that HIV-infected adults who exercise suffered significantly less neurocognitive impairment compared to patients who do not exercise.

Published
14 August 2013
From
Eurekalert Medicine & Health
Pegylated interferon with antiretroviral therapy achieves promising results in patients with difficult-to-treat Kaposi's sarcoma

Pegylated interferon alfa-2a (PegIFN) may be an effective therapy for Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) that has not responded to antiretroviral treatment or chemotherapy, Dutch investigators report in the online

Published
14 August 2013
By
Michael Carter
Ugandan App for Pain-Free Malaria Test

Matibabu uses a custom-made portable device called a matiscope, which is connected to a smartphone, to do a rapid diagnostic test. The user’s finger is inserted into the matiscope, and the application uses a red light to penetrate the skin and detect the red blood cells.

Published
13 August 2013
From
Inter Press Service
High prevalence of heart rhythm disturbance among HIV-positive people on methadone maintenance therapy

Spanish investigators have identified a high prevalence of a potentially life-threatening disturbance in heart rhythm among HIV-positive people receiving methadone maintenance therapy. ECG examinations showed that 36% of their

Published
13 August 2013
By
Michael Carter
UDoTest, HPV Virus Home Screening Kit, Launches In South Africa; Doctor Says It's 'More Effective Than A Pap Smear'

The launch of the home-based HPV test promotes early detection, self-awareness, and full control in women who wish to examine themselves in the privacy of their own home. A cervical cancer screening of self-collected specimens can significantly improve the participation of at-risk women who have limited barriers that do not allow them to have conventional screen testing.

Published
12 August 2013
From
Medical Daily
Few AIDS diagnoses among people with higher CD4 cell counts, but risk remains elevated for those with a count below 750

Incidence of AIDS-defining illnesses remains elevated even when the CD4 cell count is between 500 and 749 cells/mm3, European research published in Clinical Infectious Diseases shows. “We

Published
09 August 2013
By
Michael Carter
WHO reinstates important drugs amphotericin B and flucytosine after pressure from leading expert

A Manchester doctor believes the lives of tens of thousands of people worldwide who develop a deadly type of fungal meningitis could now be saved thanks to a U-turn by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

Published
08 August 2013
From
HIV / AIDS News From Medical News Today
Immune suppression and smoking history are risks for HPV-related anal disease in HIV-positive gay men

Risk factors for human papillomavirus (HPV)-associated anal disease in HIV-positive gay men are similar to those already known to increase the risk of HPV-related cervical disease, research published

Published
08 August 2013
By
Michael Carter
A Call to Count More HPV Cancers as AIDS-Defining Illnesses

A Connecticut health groups has called for the CDC to expand the definition of “AIDS-defining illnesses” to include the full range of HPV-–related cancers.

Published
05 August 2013
From
AIDSMeds
‘HCC-4 risk score’ IDs hepatitis C patients likely to develop HCC

A risk score derived from four simple test results readily obtained during routine care may help identify the patients with chronic hepatitis C who are most at risk for developing hepatocellular carcinoma, according to a retrospective study published online July 12 in the European Journal of Internal Medicine.

Published
01 August 2013
From
Family Practice News

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