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Give HPV vaccine to men who have sex with men, government told

Advisers say extending use of cervical cancer vaccine given to girls could help cut risk of anal, penile and throat cancers.

Published
19 November 2015
From
The Guardian
Low CD4 count, smoking and unhealthy alcohol use are risk factors for acute exacerbation of COPD in people with HIV

HIV infection increases the risk of acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPD), investigators from the US Department of Veterans Affairs report in the online edition of

Published
11 November 2015
By
Michael Carter
Priorities for HIV care: the perspectives of healthcare providers and patients

Virological suppression and co-morbidities are the main focus of consultations between HIV healthcare providers (HCPs) and their patients, according to results of a study conducted by NAM and

Published
02 November 2015
By
Michael Carter
START sub-studies show no differences in lung or neurocognitive function with early or later treatment

Participants who started antiretroviral therapy (ART) soon after HIV diagnosis in the large START trial showed no differences in lung function or neuropsychological performance when compared to people

Published
27 October 2015
By
Liz Highleyman
START sub-study shows more bone loss with earlier HIV treatment

Participants who started antiretroviral therapy (ART) soon after HIV diagnosis in the large START trial showed a greater decrease in bone density at the hip and spine

Published
27 October 2015
By
Liz Highleyman
Risk of heart attack rises with length of HIV infection, regardless of age

Ten years after becoming infected with HIV, a person living with HIV has approximately twice the risk of heart attack compared to someone who has just acquired

Published
27 October 2015
By
Keith Alcorn
Body fat changes and lactic acidosis with HIV medicines: EMA recommends removal of class warnings for several medicines

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has updated the advice on the risk of body fat changes and lactic acidosis with medicines for the treatment of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. As a result, HIV medicines will no longer require a warning concerning fat redistribution in their product information, and a number of medicines of the class ‘nucleoside and nucleotide analogues’ will no longer require a warning about lactic acidosis.

Published
26 October 2015
From
European Medicines Agency
With EACS release, all international HIV treatment guidelines agree on when to start – for the first time since 2006

The new European AIDS Clinical Society (EACS) HIV clinical guidelines, released last week at the 15th European AIDS Conference, bring Europe into line with the rest of the

Published
26 October 2015
By
Gus Cairns
Tenofovir alafenamide single-tablet regimen shows good efficacy with improved kidney and bone safety

A single-tablet regimen containing the new tenofovir alafenamide (TAF) – to be marketed as Genvoya – suppressed HIV as well as a co-formulation containing the older tenofovir

Published
25 October 2015
By
Liz Highleyman
Benefits of early HIV treatment are clear, but issues raised by START and D:A:D remain unresolved

The long-running controversy over when to start antiretroviral therapy (ART) has been definitively answered, but research is still needed to fully understand the implications of the large START

Published
23 October 2015
By
Liz Highleyman

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