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Common HIV Drug May Boost Suicide Risk

A medication commonly used to treat HIV appears to double the risk that patients will develop suicidal thoughts or take their lives, new research contends. The finding concerns the anti-HIV drug efavirenz, which is marketed as Sustiva.

Published
02 July 2014
From
Web MD
Protease inhibitor therapy increases underlying genetic risk of diabetes for women with HIV

Treatment with an antiretroviral regimen based on a protease inhibitor magnifies any underlying genetic susceptibility to diabetes for women living with HIV, investigators report in the online edition

Published
01 July 2014
By
Michael Carter
High CD4s Neutralize Raised Risk of Stroke in People With HIV

People with HIV have a 40 percent greater chance of stroke than those without the virus; however, having high CD4 cells erases this increased risk.

Published
26 June 2014
From
Aidsmeds
Aging with HIV and AIDS: A growing social issue

As the first people with HIV grow old, a new study from St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto questions whether the health care system and other government policies are prepared to meet their complex medical and social needs. The study finds that aging for people with HIV may be more challenging than for the general population because of HIV-related stigma, loss of friends and social networks, and the detrimental health effects of the virus and medications taken to combat the virus.

Published
26 June 2014
From
EurekAlert
Advice on Best ART Regimen for Patients Taking Cancer Therapy

Because no clinical trials address the question and published data are insufficient to support guidelines, the optimal antiretroviral therapy (ART) regimen for patients undergoing cancer chemotherapy remains unknown. But experts from Houston’s M.D. Anderson Cancer Center offer suggestions to help clinicians individualize therapy for each patient.

Published
25 June 2014
From
International AIDS Society
Gay Shamelessness, Beyond the Crystal Meth Crisis

For many gay men, meth spoiled the pleasures of drugs in the way that AIDS had spoiled sex. A decade after meth use peaked, what can the sheer resilience of one generation offer the next?

Published
24 June 2014
From
Substance.com
Gardasil cleared for anal cancer prevention in EU

The European Commission has approved a new indication for Sanofi Pasteur MSD's human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine Gardasil, giving the nod for it to be used in the prevention of anal cancer.

Published
19 June 2014
From
PMLive
The Man Who Was Immune to AIDS - But Not What Came After

A profile of Steve Crohn, who committed suicide in 2013. Crohn was discovered to be immune to HIV infection due to the CCR5 delta 32 polymorphism. The profile examines questions how survivor guilt and ageing in the New York gay community may have contributed to his suicide.

Published
18 June 2014
From
New York magazine
Older HIV patients 'need more support'

The older generation of people with HIV need better support to keep them well, nurses say. About a quarter of the 100,000 people with HIV in the UK are aged over 50.

Published
16 June 2014
From
BBC Health
AAHIVM, AGS, and ACRIA release updated recommendations for older patients with HIV

The American Academy of HIV Medicine (AAHIVM), ACRIA, and the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) this week announced a major update to its 2011 report, Recommended Treatment Strategies for Clinicians Managing Older Patients with HIV. Revised topics include assessing functional capacity, smoking cessation, and management of diabetes, COPD, osteoporosis, and hypertension.

Published
06 June 2014
From
EATG

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