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People with HIV have impaired respiratory health, even when viral load is undetectable

HIV-positive people have impaired respiratory health, even when they have viral suppression with antiretroviral therapy (ART), investigators from London report in HIV Medicine. Respiratory health was compared between HIV-positive

Published
23 May 2017
By
Michael Carter
AA amyloidosis is an unrecognised problem among people who inject drugs

AA amyloidosis, a condition resulting from skin and soft tissue infections that can lead to kidney failure, may be more common than previously recognised among people who

Published
16 May 2017
By
Liz Highleyman
Life expectancy now near-normal in people with CD4 counts over 350 a year after starting therapy

A large study of 88,504 people with HIV on antiretroviral therapy (ART), published in The Lancet HIV journal and reported widely in the news, has found substantial

Published
15 May 2017
By
Gus Cairns
New Study Reveals why people with HIV are more likely to develop Emphysema

Up to 30 percent of HIV patients who are appropriately treated with antiretroviral therapies develop the chronic lung disease emphysema in their lifetime. Now, new research from Weill Cornell Medicine investigators has uncovered a mechanism that might explain why this lung damage occurs.

Published
10 May 2017
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Weill Cornell Medicine
Switching from efavirenz to lopinavir/ritonavir has no meaningful impact on neurological function, says UK study

Switching from efavirenz does not significantly improve the neurological function of patients taking virologically suppressive antiretroviral therapy, investigators from the UK report in HIV Medicine. The

Published
10 May 2017
By
Michael Carter
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Long-Term Survivors: There Are Solutions

I see signs of PTSD among LTS everywhere in my practice and among my friends. Like soldiers returning from war, many of us who survived the 1980s and 1990s are reluctant to talk about those times, choosing instead to avoid painful memories. It should not be assumed that all LTS experience PTSD, but it is incumbent upon health care providers and the community to recognize it and, when identified, provide assistance.

Published
03 May 2017
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The Body PRO
A Second Chance at Death

Long-term survivors, as haunted as we may be by our past, are uniquely qualified to address the practical and emotional concerns of our own mortality. I have arrangements for my living will, instructions not to resuscitate, and know my way around end-of-life care. Moreover, I am already in the practice of telling my friends how much I love them.

Published
02 May 2017
From
My Fabulous Disease
Pretreatment HIV, immune activation levels determine their persistence during treatment

A study led by a Massachusetts General Hospital investigator finds that pretreatment levels of HIV and immune activation appear to determine the extent to which viral levels and inflammation persist during antiretroviral treatment.

Published
25 April 2017
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Eurekalert Inf Dis
Direct-acting antivirals for hepatitis C not linked to higher liver cancer risk in most studies

People with hepatitis C who take treatment with direct-acting antivirals (DAAs) do not appear to have a higher risk of developing liver cancer compared to those treated with

Published
21 April 2017
By
Liz Highleyman
Curing hepatitis C reduces cardiovascular risk

Curing hepatitis C reduces the risk of cardiovascular events in people with compensated cirrhosis, a large French study presented this week at the International Liver Congress in

Published
20 April 2017
By
Keith Alcorn

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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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