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High prevalence and incidence of hypertension among South Africans starting ART

There is a high prevalence and incidence of hypertension (raised blood pressure) among HIV-positive people starting antiretroviral therapy (ART) in South Africa, according to research published in PLOS

Published
12 November 2018
By
Michael Carter
Older HIV patients struggle with loneliness and depression — and lack of services

Older people with HIV are frequently lonely and depressed, many of them face serious housing and financial hardships, and they have high rates of physical ailments — such as chronic pain, heart disease, diabetes and fatigue — that can diminish their quality of life. All of that’s been known for several years. But services to meet their needs still fall short, say people with HIV and the groups that support them, and simply quantifying their mental and physical health problems has been a challenge.

Published
21 October 2018
From
San Francisco Chronicle
Pain highly prevalent among people with HIV and has a major impact on mental health, quality of life, employment and use of healthcare

Pain is very common among people living with HIV (PLWH) and has a major impact on quality of life and use of healthcare resources, investigators from the

Published
17 October 2018
By
Michael Carter
Combined treatment for smoking cessation, anxiety and depression more effective than smoking cessation alone

A randomised control trial published in The Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes by researchers in Boston found that an integrated cognitive-behavioural treatment approach aiming to target

Published
17 October 2018
By
Krishen Samuel
HIV and cervical cancer – a perfect storm for women in Africa

Epidemics of HIV and HPV are inherently interconnected, and when they meet in the context of weak health systems, their effects serve to amplify each other.

Published
12 October 2018
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US: HPV Vaccine Approved for Women and Men up to Age 45

On October 5, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) expanded its approval of the Gardasil 9 vaccine, which protects against nine difference strains of human papillomavirus (HPV), to cover women and men ages 27 to 45.

Published
12 October 2018
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Cancer Health
People living with HIV underestimate the harm of smoking

People with HIV in Denmark who smoke greatly underestimate the impact of smoking on life expectancy, a study of perceptions of life expectancy published this month in

Published
03 October 2018
By
Keith Alcorn
What do we know about reducing alcohol-related harm among gay and bisexual men?

This review focuses on a cohort disproportionately burdened by ill health, yet often overlooked as subjects of substance use research and in the provision of healthcare. With an ‘alarmingly scarce’ evidence base to go on, the researchers draw parallels with the broader alcohol treatment literature, and suggest progress could be made with attention to specific theories of problem drinking for sexual minority groups.

Published
20 September 2018
From
Drug & Alcohol Findings
Physical Activity Associated With Cognitive Benefits in Women Living With HIV

Physical activity may protect against cognitive impairment in women living with HIV, according to a recent study published in the Journal of Infectious Disease.

Published
20 September 2018
From
Infectious Disease Advisor
Anogenital Warts May Act as Portals for HIV Transmission

Significantly higher HIV-target cell concentrations are found in anogenital warts than in normal, site-matched skin, suggesting that anogenital warts may promote the sexual transmission of HIV, according to a study published in The Journal of Infectious Diseases.

Published
16 September 2018
From
Infectious Disease Advisor
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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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