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Older people with HIV face different long-term health challenges

Canadian researchers collaborated on a massive data analysis project that collected health-related information from more than one million people, a small fraction of whom (less than 1%) had HIV. Overall, HIV-positive people had “more co-infections but fewer chronic diseases” compared to HIV-negative people. Furthermore, they found that HIV-positive people were generally more likely to have experienced “depression and social isolation and the use of psychotropic medicines.”

Published
24 March 2016
From
CATIE
ART has averted over 850,000 HIV-related opportunistic infections in low and middle income countries

Rollout of antiretroviral therapy (ART) in low and middle income countries has averted over 850,000 cases of HIV-related opportunistic infections at a saving of at least $47 million

Published
21 March 2016
By
Michael Carter
HIV drug could stop skin cancer becoming drug-resistant

An HIV drug could stop one of the early changes in skin cancer cells that leads to them becoming resistant to treatment.

Published
15 March 2016
From
Eurekalert Medicine & Health
HIV-related factors increase risk of stroke

HIV-related risk factors seem to increase the risk of stroke – the sudden death of brain cells due to a rupture or obstruction of blood vessels in

Published
15 March 2016
By
Theo Smart
HIV-infected young males have higher rates of bone loss than females

Accumulating evidence suggests that rates of low bone mass are greater in HIV-infected males than in females. Researchers led by Grace Aldrovandi, MD, chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, studied 11 biomarkers associated with inflammation, bone loss and/or bone formation in about 450 individuals -- assessed by sex and HIV status -- to try to determine causes of this differential bone loss.

Published
11 March 2016
From
Eurekalert Medicine & Health
Last Men Standing: The Forgotten Survivors Of AIDS

These men, then in their 20s and 30s, weren’t supposed to make it to 40. Now some are 60 years old, even 70, still alive but wounded physically, psychologically and economically. They also are suffering debilitating health problems, chronic illnesses brought on by a lifetime of living with AIDS and the toxic effects of its treatment. Many live in stark isolation, feeling abandoned and forgotten, even by the gay community they helped build here.

Published
11 March 2016
From
San Francisco Chronicle
First look at big 75-and-older HIV group - diagnosed at age 62

Compared with HIV patients between 50 and 75 years old, those 75 and older had a similar rate of viral suppression but significantly more age-linked noncommunicable comorbidities. This 15-site French study found that 98% of the 75-and-older group were taking antiretroviral therapy.

Published
07 March 2016
From
NATAP
Modest kidney function decline in people taking Truvada for PrEP supports need for monitoring

Participants taking tenofovir/emtricitabine (Truvada) for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in two major studies experienced modest declines in kidney function that were associated with higher tenofovir drug levels and older

Published
02 March 2016
By
Liz Highleyman
Study does not support routine HPV quadrivalent vaccination to protect against anal cancer in older people living with HIV

The quadrivalent HPV vaccine Gardasil does not protect older adults with HIV against persistent anal infection with human papillomavirus (HPV) or the development of HSIL, but the

Published
29 February 2016
By
Keith Alcorn
Cardiovascular Risk Tools for HIV Go Head-to-Head in Large U.S. Study

A cardiovascular risk-scoring system known as ASCVD appears to be a better predictor of myocardial infarction (MI) among people with HIV than other risk scores, including Framingham and D:A:D, according to new research.

Published
26 February 2016
From
The Body Pro

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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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