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CROI 2014: Researchers discuss HIV, aging, and frailty

People living with HIV are at greater risk of geriatric syndromes such as frailty and difficulty with daily activities than HIV negative people of the same age -- and this can have a significant effect upon their quality of life as they age, according to several studies presented at the 14th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2014) last month in Boston.

Published
08 April 2014
From
HIVandHepatitis.com
Quality of life for people with HIV in the UK remains poor, despite treatment successes

Compared to the general population, people with HIV experienced lower HRQoL in all of the areas they were questioned about, but especially anxiety and depression. Being female, non-white, without children and having a lower level of education were associated with lower HRQoL. The negative effect of HIV on overall HRQoL was similar to heavy smoking.

Published
02 April 2014
From
British HIV Association
Men with HIV have a greater risk and extent of coronary artery disease

Men with HIV have a greater risk for coronary artery disease (CAD) and have more severe disease than uninfected men, according to an article being published in Annals of Internal Medicine. Patients with HIV are living longer and, as such, are experiencing more chronic noninfectious age-related diseases such as CAD.

Published
01 April 2014
From
HIV / AIDS News From Medical News Today
Risk score can help predict which people living with HIV have highest risk of kidney disease during tenofovir treatment

Investigators in the United States have developed a risk score to predict which people living with HIV have the highest risk of developing chronic kidney disease.

Published
31 March 2014
By
Michael Carter
New dementia adviser says thousands should be given access to experimental drugs

In an interview with The Telegraph, the World Dementia Envoy said any promising drugs should be given to “large populations” in order to speed the search for a breakthrough - as happened decades ago in the battle against HIV.

Published
24 March 2014
From
Daily Telegraph
HIV and MS: Could a Link Lead to New MS Treatment?

The integrase inhibitor raltegravir is being tested as a treatment for multiple sclerosis. Evidence from cohort studies suggests that since the introduction of HAART people living with HIV had a lower risk of developing multiple sclerosis than the general population.

Published
21 March 2014
From
MedPage Today
High rate of new infections with HPV types associated with a high risk of anal cancer among gay men living with HIV

Incidence of anal infection with cancer-associated strains of human papillomavirus (HPV) is high among gay men living with HIV, US investigators report in the online edition of

Published
18 March 2014
By
Michael Carter
Monitoring may be an option for people living with HIV diagnosed with high-grade pre-cancerous anal lesions

Up to 62% of people living with HIV who have high-grade pre-cancerous cell changes may experience an improvement in their condition over two years without any

Published
18 March 2014
By
Michael Carter
Heavy Popper Use in Gay MACS Cohort Linked to New Heart Disease, Cancer

Heavy long-term use of inhaled nitrites (poppers) was linked to new cardiovascular disease and cancer in HIV-positive and negative gay/bisexual men in the US Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study (MACS). More than half of men in this prospective cohort used poppers.

Published
14 March 2014
From
NATAP
The maternal mental health of migrant women

Pregnant and early postnatal migrant women are a heterogeneous and far more diverse population group than has previously been experienced. Migrant women experiencing maternal mental health related illnesses face practical barriers and cultural factors which may prevent them from seeking help.

Published
14 March 2014
From
Better Health

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