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Long-Term Treated HIV No Defense Against Diabetes Risk

It has long been thought that the heightened risk of diabetes among people living with HIV was mostly due to early-generation antiretroviral drugs that raised glucose levels. But a longitudinal Australian study published in the Feb. 20, 2018, issue of AIDS found that, even in the modern treatment era, HIV-positive men who have sex with men (MSM) developed diabetes at an extremely high rate.

Published
06 March 2018
From
The Body Pro
US studies underline importance of primary care physicians for people with HIV

People with HIV who have other medical conditions such as high blood pressure or high lipids appear to do better if they have a primary

Published
01 March 2018
By
Keith Alcorn
HIV positive men undress to raise awareness about ageing with the virus

A new campaign highlights the health issues that can affect us as we get older - and which HIV positive people need to be aware about. Entitled 'HIV is: just a part of me', it features 11 gay men from across Europe who are positive and on treatment.

Published
28 February 2018
From
Gay Star News
Phone-Based Psychotherapy Eases Depression in People With HIV

People with HIV can benefit over the long-term from psychological counseling sessions conducted over the phone. This finding could lead to greater access to counseling services for those living in rural areas.

Published
28 February 2018
From
Poz
More People Living With HIV and Cancer Should Get Appropriate Cancer Treatment, According to New Guidelines

New NCCN guidelines for cancer in people living with HIV seek to reduce unnecessary, deadly cancer care gaps. “The disparity in cancer care is large and significant. For most cancers, people living with HIV are two-to-three times more likely to receive no cancer treatment compared to uninfected people,” said Gita Suneja, MD, Duke Cancer Institute.

Published
28 February 2018
From
National Comprehensive Cancer Network
Reduced Lung Function Associated With Mortality in HIV

According to the results of a recent study published in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society, airflow obstruction and impaired diffusing capacity in people living with HIV were associated with an increased risk for all-cause mortality during approximately 6-year follow-up.

Published
27 February 2018
From
Infectious Disease Advisor
Chronic depression leads to poorer engagement with key stages of HIV care continuum, say US researchers

Increased time spent living with depression is associated with poorer engagement with the HIV care continuum, investigators from the United States report in JAMA Psychiatry.

Published
27 February 2018
By
Michael Carter
Smoking threatens health gains from hepatitis C treatment, US researchers warn

People with hepatitis C in the United States are at least three times more likely to smoke than the general population but little is being

Published
22 February 2018
By
Keith Alcorn
Lymphoma treatment outcomes just as good for people with HIV

People with HIV treated for aggressive forms of non-Hodgkin lymphoma or Burkitt lymphoma appear no more likely to suffer a relapse after treatment than HIV-negative

Published
21 February 2018
By
Keith Alcorn
'The magic of cinema': the club supporting older people with HIV

The Terrence Higgins Trust initiative aims to combat loneliness and encourage discussion through a shared love of film.

Published
21 February 2018
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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