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ART reduces prevalence of cervical infection with high-risk HPV, pre-cancerous cell changes and cervical cancer

Antiretroviral therapy (ART) is associated with a lower prevalence of high-risk cervical human papillomavirus (HPV) infection in women with HIV, according to the results of a meta-analysis published

Published
04 December 2017
By
Michael Carter
Cardiovascular disease: the next great challenge for HIV care

Today, cardiovascular disease is among the leading causes of death among people with HIV. The HIV research community faces a critical need to better understand the mechanism of HIV-related cardiovascular disease and other age-related complications and urgently develop effective treatment strategies for them.

Published
01 December 2017
From
STAT
Bristol-Myers Cancer Drug Opdivo Shows Surprising HIV Impact

Bristol-Myers Squibb Co.’s blockbuster drug Opdivo had a stunning effect on a lung-cancer patient treated at a Paris hospital: it drained hard-to-reach reservoirs of his HIV infection, too.

Published
01 December 2017
From
Bloomberg
People living with HIV can live longer, but urgently need improved care to achieve better health outcomes and quality of life

Experts unveiled a set of recommendations on Wednesday to address health problems facing people living with HIV. Treatments are helping people with HIV live long lives, but they face higher risk than others of serious illnesses – from cancer to heart disease to depression.

Published
29 November 2017
From
HIV Outcomes
1 in 2 people living with HIV in Europe is diagnosed late: ECDC and WHO urge improvement in testing practices

The HIV epidemic continues to rise at an alarming pace in the European Region, mostly in its eastern part, which is home to almost 80% of the 160 000 new HIV diagnoses. Over half (51%) of the reported HIV diagnoses happen in a late stage of infection and the proportion diagnosed late increases with age.

Published
28 November 2017
From
World Health Organization
Risk of chronic kidney disease and cardiovascular disease in people with HIV should be assessed together

People with HIV should have their risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and chronic kidney disease (CKD) assessed together, results from the D:A:D study published in PLOS Medicine

Published
21 November 2017
By
Michael Carter
Screen all HIV-positive MSM for pre-cancerous anal cell changes, say Dutch investigators

Younger age and shorter duration of viral suppression are risk factors for the development of high-grade pre-cancerous anal lesions in HIV-positive men who have sex

Published
15 November 2017
By
Michael Carter
How the Gut Microbiome Affects Outcomes in HIV

Gut microbiome alterations have been associated with frailty in older individuals. The journal HIV and Aging has published an article that discusses how aging and HIV affect the gut microbiome, and what impacts these factors have on health.

Published
14 November 2017
From
Specialty Pharmacy Times
Nivolumab improves outcomes in liver cancer study

Nivolumab (Opdivo), a PD-1 checkpoint inhibitor that helps the immune system fight cancer, was associated with a decrease in tumour size or disease stabilisation in people with hepatocellular

Published
14 November 2017
By
Liz Highleyman
No change in cognitive function or brain structure in people taking effective HIV treatment for 2 years

People with HIV taking antiretroviral treatment who had undetectable viral load did not suffer any loss of cognitive function or brain volume during a two-year

Published
13 November 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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