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CROI 2013: Random Anal Biopsies Improve Detection of Pre-cancerous Lesions

Performing random anal biopsies increases the rate of diagnosis of high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions (HSIL) during high-resolution anoscopy, researchers from Mt. Sinai School of Medicine in New York City reported at the recent 20th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2013).

Published
11 April 2013
From
HIVandhepatitis.com
Protein Structure Discovery Could Lead to Better Treatments for HIV, Early Aging

Researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have determined the molecular structure of a protein whose mutations have been linked to several early aging diseases, and to side effects of common HIV and AIDS medications.

Published
11 April 2013
From
University of Virginia press release
Malaria Bednet Distribution in Sub-Saharan Africa Is About Half of What Is Needed

Of the approximately 80 million insecticide-treated nets distributed through Global Fund–supported programmes in 2012, about 66 million (73%) went to sub-Saharan African countries. This is well below half the 150 million insecticide-treated nets that the World Health Organisation estimates are needed annually to protect all populations at risk of malaria in this region.

Published
09 April 2013
From
Global Fund Observer
Current HPV vaccine may not help some women with immune problems

Women with HIV acquire cancer-causing forms of the human papillomavirus that are not included in the current HPV vaccines Gardasil and Cervarix, according to new research from Fox Chase Cancer Center being presented at the AACR Annual Meeting 2013 on Sunday, April 7.

Published
08 April 2013
From
Eurekalert Medicine & Health
Concentrations of HIV protease inhibitors increase with age

Plasma concentrations of protease inhibitors increase with age, investigators from the United Kingdom report in the Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy. Each ten-year increment in age was associated with

Published
05 April 2013
By
Michael Carter
HIV Infection Severity Linked to Atrial Fibrillation

More advanced HIV may independently boost the chances of atrial fibrillation (Afib), a VA registry study showed.

Published
04 April 2013
From
MedPage Today
KS-associated IRIS common among people starting HIV therapy in Africa

Over 13% of people with HIV-related Kaposi’s sarcoma experience a worsening of disease after starting antiretroviral therapy, an international team of investigators report in the online edition of

Published
04 April 2013
By
Michael Carter
Drinking coffee halves the risk of liver cancer

Coffee consumption reduces the risk of liver cancer by approximately 50%, the results of a meta-analysis published in the online journal BMC Gastroenterology show. A total of 16

Published
02 April 2013
By
Michael Carter
Very high incidence of high-grade pre-cancerous anal lesions among young HIV-positive Thai gay men

Approximately a third of HIV-positive gay men in Thailand developed high-grade pre-cancerous anal lesions during just one year of follow-up, investigators report in the online edition of

Published
02 April 2013
By
Michael Carter
Long-term suppression of viral load and sustained CD4 cell increase reduce risk of cervical HPV infection for HIV-positive women

HIV therapy that achieves long-term suppression of viral load and sustained immune reconstitution reduces the risk of persistent cervical infection with high-risk strains of human papillomavirus (HPV), research

Published
01 April 2013
By
Michael Carter

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