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Managing non-communicable diseases among people living with HIV

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) – including cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, cancers, and other illnesses – will represent a significant challenge for HIV care in low- and middle-income countries as

Published
13 September 2016
By
Theo Smart
PEPFAR and AstraZeneca Launch Partnership Across HIV and Hypertension Services in Africa

The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and biopharmaceutical company AstraZeneca today announced a $10 million (subject to the availability of funds), five-year global public-private partnership that will expand access to HIV/AIDS and hypertension services by offering them in an integrated manner at existing PEPFAR-supported HIV/AIDS sites, beginning in Kenya.

Published
12 September 2016
From
PEPFAR
This Is What It’s Like To Be Dying Of AIDS – And Then Survive

Twenty years ago, revolutionary new drugs transformed HIV/AIDS, bringing people back from the brink of death. But what happens when you plan to die only to recover? Three people, whose stories span the global epidemic, told BuzzFeed News what it means to have a second chance at life.

Published
10 September 2016
From
BuzzFeed
HIV-positive gay and bisexual men have increased risk of hospitalisation with anxiety and mood disorders, a risk factor for later mortality

HIV-positive gay and bisexual men are almost ten times more likely to be hospitalised because of mood and anxiety disorders than men in the general population, according

Published
07 September 2016
By
Michael Carter
Statins reduce risk of progression to cirrhosis in people with HIV/HCV co-infection

Treatment with statins decreases the risk of progression to liver cirrhosis in people with HIV and hepatitis C virus (HCV) co-infection, investigators from the United States report

Published
06 September 2016
By
Michael Carter
A closer look at cancer among people living with HIV

Since the roll-out of combination antiretroviral therapy, cancer trends for people living with HIV have been changing. Rates of some cancers, like Kaposi sarcoma—have decreased. Others, however, including anal cancer, have actually gone up in recent years. What’s going on—and what should people living with HIV know about their risk for cancer as they grow older?

Published
01 September 2016
From
BETA blog
Depression increases risk of heart attack for adults with HIV

Major depression is associated with an increased risk of heart attack for middle-aged HIV-positive people, investigators from the United States report in JAMA Cardiology. Overall, presence of

Published
30 August 2016
By
Michael Carter
HIV Survivors Face Their Own Vietnam

My stepfather came back from Vietnam in the mid-1970s, a broken man with post-traumatic stress disorder and health complications that grew direr the older he got. I was talking with my friend Scott recently and couldn’t help but notice the similarities between the two men, veterans of wars they didn’t want to participate in, both still suffering from PTSD. Scott never served in the military. He is a veteran of the AIDS epidemic of the 1980s and ’90s, that first wave of battle before the enemy was known but not before his comrades were all killed.

Published
30 August 2016
From
The Advocate
Elevated lipids associated with cognitive decline in middle-aged HIV-positive men doing well on ART

Elevated cholesterol and a gene associated with Alzheimer’s risk in the general population are both risk factors for cognitive decline in middle-aged HIV-positive people with a suppressed viral

Published
29 August 2016
By
Michael Carter
Two Experts Discuss HIV, Abdominal Fat and Body Shape Changes

Watch TheBody.com's HIV and Aging Expert Nelson Vergel interview Dr. Stephen Grinspoon, Professor at Harvard Medical School and the Director of a Program in Nutritional Metabolism at Massachusetts General Hospital about the causes of body shape changes in HIV -- and most importantly, what you can do about them.

Published
24 August 2016
From
The Body

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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap
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