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One in six HIV-infected people in UK is aged over 55

The authors of Public Health England’s report called this morning for better integrated care pathways to manage co-morbidities and other complications, as life expectancy increases for HIV-infected people.

Published
20 October 2015
From
Onmedica
Studies continue to support tenofovir alafenamide combination pill as it nears US approval

A single-tablet regimen containing a new formulation of tenofovir maintained viral suppression for people switching from other combinations and was associated with improved kidney function and bone health,

Published
19 October 2015
By
Liz Highleyman
Follow-up Screening Rates Low for Breast and Cervical Cancer in HIV+ Women

Only half of HIV-positive women at a large New Jersey HIV clinic had follow-up cervical cancer screening, and fewer than one third had ongoing screening for breast cancer. Women diagnosed with breast cancer averaged 44 years in age.

Published
14 October 2015
From
NATAP
TAF and TDF Compared for Kidney, Bone Toxicity in Black HIV+ Patients

Including tenofovir alafenamide (TAF) in single-tablet elvitegravir/cobicistat/emtricitabine (E/C/F/TAF) is associated with reduced renal and bone toxicity compared to tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF)-containing single-tablet (E/C/F/TDF) therapy, according to an analysis of data from two Phase 3 trials, reported at IDWeek 2015.

Published
12 October 2015
From
Monthly Prescribing Reference
People with HIV are at higher risk of several types of cancer, large study finds

People living with HIV remain at risk of AIDS-defining cancers in the era of effective antiretroviral therapy, and also have higher rates of several non-AIDS cancers

Published
07 October 2015
By
Liz Highleyman
Frailty, "Precarious" Status, and Comorbidities Linked in Large French Cohort

Two thirds of an older French HIV group met criteria for frailty or prefrailty, and half met criteria for "precarious" socioeconomic status in a 509-person prospective analysis. Multivariate analysis linked frailty and 2 or more comorbidities to precariousness, defined by the EPICES (Evaluation of Deprivation and Inequalities in Health Examination Centers) score.

Published
07 October 2015
From
NATAP
HIV Increases Bone Fracture Risk by 32% in Middle-Aged U.S. Women

HIV infection inflated the risk of a new fracture 32% in a mostly premenopausal group in the Women's Interagency HIV Study (WIHS). Older age, white race, previous fracture history, injection drug use, opiate use and smoking also independently raised the risk of any fracture in multivariate analysis.

Published
05 October 2015
From
The Body
The Heart of the Matter: Lowering your risk of heart disease

People with HIV are at a greater risk for heart disease than the general population, even when they are taking antiretrovirals (ARVs) and have a fully suppressed virus. What can you do to lower that risk?

Published
03 October 2015
From
Poz
Children With HIV More Likely to Die of Malaria

Children infected with H.I.V. appear much more likely than those who are not to die with severe malaria, a new study has found. It may make sense to give these children malaria drugs protectively, the authors said.

Published
01 October 2015
From
New York Times
Zimbabwe: Senior Govt Official Says 700 000 HIV+ People in Urgent Need of ARVs

MORE than 500 000 HIV positive people are in urgent need of anti-retro viral (ART) drugs as government frantically tries to source funds to address the crisis, a senior health ministry official has said. Elderly people are the main target because they are not gainfully employed, he said.

Published
29 September 2015
From
New Zimbabwe via Allafrica.com

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