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HIV infection linked to lower multiple sclerosis risk

HIV infection is linked to a significantly lower risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS), indicates observational research published online in the Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery & Psychiatry.

Published
05 August 2014
From
Medical Xpress
AIDS 2014: Untangling HIV and Aging

As people with HIV live longer, issues of aging are gaining more attention from HIV/AIDS researchers, clinicians, and advocates. Although by no means a focus of AIDS 2014, HIV and aging-related illnesses did take center stage in a mid-week “bridging session” that featured an in-depth presentation on the intersection of HIV, HIV treatment, and aging.

Published
04 August 2014
From
BETA blog
Young people with HIV respond well to human papillomavirus vaccine

The quadrivalent human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine worked as well for teens and young adults living with HIV as it did for their HIV-negative counterparts, according to study

Published
29 July 2014
By
Liz Highleyman
Weight gain on ART may raise risk of heart disease and diabetes

People with HIV in the normal weight range who gain a substantial amount of weight shortly after starting antiretroviral therapy (ART) may have an increased risk

Published
25 July 2014
By
Liz Highleyman
Efavirenz use not linked to neurocognitive impairment

People who use antiretroviral regimens containing efavirenz (Sustiva or Stocrin, also in the Atripla coformulation) were not at higher risk for impaired neurocognitive function, either overall or when looking

Published
25 July 2014
By
Liz Highleyman
Twenty-Plus Positive Years: An AIDS Survivor Dialogue in Melbourne

An afternoon session, titled “Twenty Plus Positive Dialogues: People Who Have Lived with HIV for 20 Years or More,” on July 22 at the International AIDS Conference Global Village featured long-term AIDS survivors and high-level U.S. and global AIDS policymakers, and ended up less a debate and more about stories told.

Published
24 July 2014
From
BETA blog
Anal lesions often resolve without treatment in HIV-positive gay men

High-grade anal dysplasia is common among gay men living with HIV, but it often resolves spontaneously and routine treatment may not be beneficial, according to results from

Published
23 July 2014
By
Liz Highleyman
Drug that reduces abdominal fat in HIV patients also may reduce fat in liver

The only drug to receive Food and Drug Administration approval for reduction of the abdominal fat deposits that develop in some patients receiving antiviral therapy for HIV infection may also reduce the incidence of fatty liver disease in such patients. Massachusetts General Hospital investigators report that six months of daily injections of tesamorelin significantly reduced fat in the liver without affecting glucose metabolism.

Published
19 July 2014
From
Eurekalert Medicine & Health
Protease inhibitor therapy doesn't reduce the risk of malaria for HIV-positive pregnant women

Antiretroviral therapy (ART) based on the protease inhibitor lopinavir/ritonavir (Kaletra) does not reduce the risk of malaria among pregnant women living with HIV, research published in the online

Published
17 July 2014
By
Michael Carter
Study finds no evidence that HIV-positive gay men in UK have increased risk of neurocognitive impairment

Prevalence and severity of neurocognitive impairment does not differ between HIV-positive and HIV-negative gay men, UK investigators report in the online edition of the Journal of Acquired

Published
15 July 2014
By
Michael Carter

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