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Pneumococcal infections decrease in patients with suppressed HIV

Pneumococcal infections among patients with virologically suppressed HIV decreased significantly in recent years, according to data from a retrospective, case-controlled study.

Published
08 November 2016
From
Healio
Smoking more harmful than HIV for people taking effective treatment, US study suggests

Smoking has the potential to shorten the life of a person taking HIV treatment by an average of six years, and is far more harmful to

Published
08 November 2016
By
Keith Alcorn
HIV, HPV and cervical cancer—leveraging synergies to save women’s lives

Leveraging the experience and innovative activism of more than three decades of the AIDS response, Mr Sidibé called for greater mobilization and the breaking down of silos between programmes and services to deliver comprehensive sexual and reproductive health services for women and girls.

Published
02 November 2016
From
UNAIDS
Efavirenz Side Effects Include Suicide; It Could Have Been Me

I was on efavirenz for years. Within six months of dropping the drug altogether, I normalized. For the first time in years, I was not flooded with suicidal thoughts, addictions and crippling mental health woes.

Published
31 October 2016
From
The Body
Only a small proportion of gay men with HIV receive anal cancer screening

In the absence of national screening guidelines, only 11% of HIV-positive gay and bisexual men in the US received anal pap smears to detect anal cancer or

Published
31 October 2016
By
Liz Highleyman
The benefit of treatment has outweighed the clinical impact of lipodystrophy, conference hears

The 2016 International Congress on Drug Therapy in HIV Infection (HIV Glasgow) heard today that over a 20-year period, people who suffered lipodystrophy (fat redistribution) and

Published
26 October 2016
By
Gus Cairns
French study reveals the growing complexity of medical needs as people with HIV age

The complexity of the needs of people living with HIV will continue to increase as the population ages, and clinicians need to go beyond thinking about co-morbidities

Published
25 October 2016
By
Keith Alcorn
Dolutegravir and central nervous system side-effects: abacavir, older age increase the risk

Insomnia, dizziness, headache and other central nervous system side-effects are occurring more frequently with everyday use of dolutegravir than clinical trials had suggested, and are most likely to

Published
25 October 2016
By
Keith Alcorn
Mental health disorders common among people with HIV in British Columbia

Over 50% of people with HIV, many from disenfranchised groups, in British Columbia, Canada, are living with a mental health disorder, investigators report in AIDS Care. Such disorders

Published
18 October 2016
By
Michael Carter
We could prevent millions of cancer deaths with knowledge we already have

Cutting-edge breakthroughs are still vital in medicine, but we have many ways to prevent and cure cancer that aren’t globally accessible – but should be.

Published
18 October 2016
From
The Guardian

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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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