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US: Vaccine Has Sharply Reduced HPV in Teenage Girls, Study Says

A vaccine introduced a decade ago to combat the sexually transmitted virus that causes cervical cancer has already reduced the virus’s prevalence in teenage girls by almost two-thirds, federal researchers said Monday.

Published
22 February 2016
From
New York Times
Ask the Experts: Meno-POZ

“What can I expect as an HIV-positive woman who is entering menopause? Will menopause be different for me because of my HIV status?”

Published
22 February 2016
From
CATIE
Direct-acting antivirals reduce cryoglobulinemia in hepatitis C

Treatment with direct-acting antivirals not only cures people of hepatitis C, but can also rapidly reduce the severity of one of the most troublesome extrahepatic manifestations of

Published
19 February 2016
By
Keith Alcorn
Adherence State of Mind

Tom Hayes writes: "As someone with near flawless adherence for the last four years I was shocked when I recently fell off the rails. It seems none of us are perfect."

Published
18 February 2016
From
Beyond Positive
Older People With HIV Have Longer, But Still Limited Lifespan

Antiretrovirals have greatly expanded the life expectancy of people with HIV age 50 and older, but this group still has a higher risk of death than the general population.

Published
18 February 2016
From
AIDSMeds
Survival and outcome analysis shows that selected HIV-positive patients are good candidates for liver and kidney transplant

Liver and kidney transplant can be justified for carefully selected HIV-positive patients, researchers from the United States show in AIDS. Transplant improved the chances of survival for HIV-positive

Published
11 February 2016
By
Michael Carter
Johns Hopkins approved to perform first HIV-positive to HIV-positive organ transplants in U.S.

Johns Hopkins recently received approval from the United Network for Organ Sharing to be the first hospital in the United States to perform HIV-positive to HIV-positive organ transplants. The institution will be the first in the nation to do an HIV-positive kidney transplant and the first in the world to execute an HIV-positive liver transplant.

Published
09 February 2016
From
Johns Hopkins Medicine
Neurosyphilis present in 90% of HIV-positive patients with early syphilis in Warsaw

The overwhelming majority of early syphilis cases in patients with HIV in Warsaw had neurological involvement, Polish investigators report in HIV Medicine. There was a significant relationship between

Published
09 February 2016
By
Michael Carter
Bladder cancer occurring earlier in people with HIV, and cases more difficult to treat, French study finds

The frequency of bladder cancer is elevated in patients with HIV, investigators from Paris report in PLoS ONE. Although the malignancy was rare, it often presented in an

Published
05 February 2016
By
Michael Carter
Broad range of risk factors associated with mild cognitive impairment in HIV-positive men on ART

A broad range of factors are associated with cognitive impairment in middle-aged HIV-positive men, according to Dutch research published in the online edition of AIDS. The observational, cross-sectional,

Published
03 February 2016
By
Michael Carter

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