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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
Michael Douglas says cunnilingus gives you cancer – but is he right?

Michael Douglas, who was diagnosed with throat cancer in 2010, says oral sex was the cause. But what's the risk?

Published
03 June 2013
From
The Guardian
Spared Death, Aging People With H.I.V. Struggle to Live

Not long ago, it would have seemed unthinkable: H.I.V. is becoming a disease of the middle-aged. Nearly half of New Yorkers with H.I.V. are now 50 or older, ages many never dreamed of reaching. They are the people who were told that they would be dead by 30, who watched their friends or lovers die, who lived to see sufferers on their death beds return to health almost overnight.

Published
03 June 2013
From
New York Times
Rwandan health minister hits back at critics of drug company deal

Adam Green's piece voiced concerns about Merck's HPV programme serving as "market priming to create the conditions for adoption". From Rwanda's view, the jury is in: with more women dying of cervical cancer than in childbirth worldwide, the market is quite primed and demand readily apparent. Supply of the HPV vaccine and many other tools of modern medicine, on the other hand, remains in doubt for those who need them most.

Published
23 May 2013
From
The Guardian
This Week in PLOS Medicine: Integrating Mental Health & HIV Care

Continuing with the series providing a global perspective on integrating mental health, Sylvia Kaaya and colleagues discuss the importance of integrating mental health interventions into HIV prevention and treatment platforms.

Published
22 May 2013
From
PLoS Blogs (blog)
HIV No Barrier to Getting Liver Transplant

Liver transplants to treat a common type of liver cancer are a viable option for people infected with HIV, according to new research. The Italian study, published in The Oncologist, found that HIV doesn't affect survival rates and cancer recurrence after transplants among HIV patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC).

Published
21 May 2013
From
Web MD

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