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Malnutrition decreases effectiveness of HIV treatment in pregnant African women

In Uganda the prescription of three antiretroviral drugs, which aim to suppress the virus to prevent disease progression, have resulted in huge reductions in HIV mortality rates. However, disease is not the only scourge in Uganda, and a new study in The Journal of Clinical Pharmacology explores the impact food insecurity may have on treating pregnant women.

Published
19 February 2014
From
Eurekalert Medicine & Health
British HIV Association guidelines for HIV-associated malignancies 2014

The overall purpose of these guidelines is to provide guidance on best clinical practice in the treatment and management of adults with HIV infection and malignancy. The scope includes the management of diagnosed malignancies in people living with HIV but does not address screening for malignancies in this population.

Published
18 February 2014
From
British HIV Association
Why This Man Was Refused a New Lung

People with HIV are still excluded from some life-saving organ transplants, based on guidelines that omit the most current science.

Published
17 February 2014
From
The Atlantic
How HIV drug could treat cervical cancer

Scientist Ian Hampson hopes his findings regarding HIV drug lopinavir will pave the way for a radical new therapy for women at high risk of cervical cancer

Published
17 February 2014
From
Daily Telegraph
New Online Site, HIV-Age.org, Brings Together Resources, Research and Best Practices for Treating Older HIV Patients

The American Academy of HIV Medicine (AAHIVM), ACRIA, and the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) today launched HIV-Age.org, the GO-TO online site for clinicians seeking best practices for managing the care of older HIV patients.

Published
13 February 2014
From
American Academy of HIV Medicine
ART use not linked to advanced kidney disease in 35,000 with HIV

Neither current nor recent use of tenofovir or any other antiretroviral therapy (ART) predicted advanced chronic kidney disease (CKD) or end-stage renal disease (ESRD) in a study or more than 35,000 adults with HIV infection.

Published
12 February 2014
From
International AIDS Society
‘Not quite normal’ – exploring poor mental health in gay men

Although legal and social equality for gay people is further advanced in the Netherlands than in most other countries, Dutch gay men have much higher rates of

Published
06 February 2014
By
Roger Pebody
Is high blood pressure the new HIV epidemic?

MUMBAI: Hypertension or high blood pressure could be as devastating to global health as HIV. This is a warning spelt out in the International Journal of Epidemiology this week. Experts from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine have warned that the response of most governments and international aid agencies to hypertension is little better than the reaction of HIV\AIDS 20 years back - too little, too late.

Published
05 February 2014
From
Times of India
HPV Vaccination 'Should Be Given To Boys'

Thousands of lives could be saved in Britain each year if boys are given the same vaccination that protects girls from developing cervical cancer. Campaigners say the jab - which 12 and 13-year-old girls get to immunise them against Human Papilloma Virus - would be "hugely beneficial" to boys as well. They say the £24m-a-year cost of immunising boys would save "a colossal amount further down the health chain".

Published
05 February 2014
From
Sky News
Cancer is a growing concern among people with HIV

People with HIV continue to experience higher rates of both AIDS-defining and non-AIDS cancers in the era of effective antiretroviral therapy (ART), according to a report in the February 20, 2014, issue of AIDS.

Published
05 February 2014
From
HIVandHepatitis.com

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