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Curing hepatitis C reduces the risk of diabetes & kidney failure in people with HIV/HCV co-infection

Curing hepatitis C infection substantially reduces the risk of developing type 2 diabetes in people with HIV/hepatitis C virus (HCV) co-infection, but does not reduce

Published
01 February 2017
By
Keith Alcorn
HCV eradication in HIV coinfected patients linked to reduced diabetes, chronic renal failure

Eradication of hepatitis C virus infection among patients coinfected with HIV was associated with reductions in diabetes and chronic renal failure in addition to reduced mortality, HIV progression and liver-related events, according to the results of a Spanish cohort study. These findings led investigators to conclude that HIV coinfected patients should receive HCV therapy regardless of their fibrosis stage.

Published
31 January 2017
From
Healio
People with HIV more likely to develop diabetes, study finds

A new study suggests the diabetes prevalence is much higher among HIV-positive individuals than the general population, even when obesity is not present.

Published
31 January 2017
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HIV / AIDS News From Medical News Today
Two-thirds of HIV clinics in the UK don't think there's a current need for specialist services for older HIV-positive patients

Two-thirds of HIV clinics in the UK do not think there is a current need for specialist care services targeted at older adults, investigators report

Published
30 January 2017
By
Michael Carter
Social care sector is letting down older people with HIV, finds report

Research by the Terrence Higgins Trust into the care needs of older people with HIV has highlighted a “real need” for better training of social care staff, the chair of the National Care Association has said.

Published
24 January 2017
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Communitycare.co.uk
High prevalence of low testosterone among younger and middle-aged ART-treated men in France

Around one in six young and middle-aged HIV-positive men doing well on antiretroviral therapy (ART) had low testosterone levels, French investigators report in the online edition of

Published
24 January 2017
By
Michael Carter
Many older people living with HIV in the UK worried about poverty, loneliness and social care

People over the age of 50 now represent one third of all people living with HIV, but the social care, healthcare and welfare systems aren’t ready for

Published
19 January 2017
By
Roger Pebody
Patients with severe mental illnesses slip between cracks in HIV testing

People with bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and major depression with psychosis may be up to 15 more likely than the general population to be HIV positive, but are only marginally more likely to be tested for the virus, according to a study headed by UC San Francisco.

Published
18 January 2017
From
Medical Xpress
AT LAST: Gay men and transgender people get vaccine to prevent genital warts and anal cancer – impressive pilot results in England

Gay men and transgender people in England now have limited access to the HPV vaccine. Early results from an ongoing pilot study are extremely encouraging.

Published
18 January 2017
From
HIV i-Base
Vitamin D deficiency reduces statin potency, increases risk of muscle pain in people with HIV

People living with HIV who take statins are less likely to experience cholesterol reductions and more likely to develop painful muscle damage as a side-effect

Published
18 January 2017
By
Keith Alcorn

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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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