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'Quad' Pill OK for Older HIV Patients (CME/CE)

A four-drug "quad” pill for HIV works as well in older patients as it does in those under 50, a researcher said.

Published
16 September 2013
From
MedPage Today HIV/AIDS
New tenofovir formulation works equally well with less effect on kidneys and bones

Tenofovir alafenamide (TAF), a new formulation that produces higher drug levels in cells but allows for lower dosing, was as effective as the current tenofovir disoproxil fumarate

Published
13 September 2013
By
Liz Highleyman
Raltegravir is a good choice for people with HIV undergoing cancer chemotherapy

The integrase inhibitor raltegravir (Isentress) may be an optimal choice for many HIV-positive people receiving cancer chemotherapy, as it is highly effective and well-tolerated in this population, according

Published
13 September 2013
By
Liz Highleyman
Hepatitis E virus infection associated with HIV and damage to gut mucosa, Zambian study shows

The prevalence of hepatitis E virus (HEV) infection is strongly associated with HIV status, results of a study conducted in Zambia and published in the online edition

Published
13 September 2013
By
Michael Carter
Fat marker predicts cognitive decline in people with HIV

Similarities found between HIV-associated brain damage and impairment from genetic fat-storage disease

Published
12 September 2013
From
Johns Hopkins Medicine
Growing old with HIV

New research reveals that the first generation of older people living with HIV feels ashamed and isolated.

Published
11 September 2013
From
The Guardian
Loss of kidney function in older people with HIV underlines need for earlier treatment

Kidney function deteriorates more rapidly in older people with HIV than in age-matched controls in both untreated and treated people, suggesting that antiretroviral therapy should be

Published
10 September 2013
By
Michael Carter
Starting HIV therapy leads to improvements in daily function and economic wellbeing

Antiretroviral therapy has continuous and sustained benefits for the quality of life and economic wellbeing of people living with HIV, South African research published in the online

Published
08 September 2013
By
Michael Carter
Visceral Leishmaniasis and HIV Co-infection: A Call for Papers

The phenomenon of visceral leishmaniasis and HIV (VL-HIV) co-infection is on the rise in India, Central and South America and is already a major issue in East Africa where it poses a new and difficult challenge to VL containment efforts.

Published
06 September 2013
From
PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
Decompensated cirrhosis increases risk of liver cancer for people with HIV and viral hepatitis co-infection

There is a relatively low incidence of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) among people living with HIV who have liver cirrhosis, results of a prospective Spanish study published in

Published
03 September 2013
By
Michael Carter

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