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Drug experts issue warning over 'chem-sex' parties

Trend towards injecting synthetic drugs such as cathinones and crystal meth in British cities prompts concern from EU experts.

Published
27 May 2014
From
The Guardian
Low vitamin D concentrations associated with poor clinical and virological outcomes among people starting HIV therapy

Low vitamin D concentrations are associated with an increased risk of HIV disease progression among people starting antiretroviral therapy, investigators report in the online edition of The Journal

Published
19 May 2014
By
Michael Carter
People living with HIV at higher risk of cancers caused by smoking or viruses, but not all cancers

The risk of cancer is increased twofold for people with HIV compared to individuals in the general population, Danish investigators report in the online edition of AIDS.

Published
16 May 2014
By
Michael Carter
Ethiopia: HIV patient nutrition more vital than once assumed

Researchers have shown that a dietary supplement given during the first months of HIV treatment significantly improves the general condition of patients. Their results are published in the journal BMJ.

Published
15 May 2014
From
University of Copenhagen (press release)
Breaking bad in Tehran: how Iran got a taste for crystal meth

Cheap, widely available and used by students and housewives alike, crystal meth is taking the Iranian capital by storm. The author of a new book about the country reports on an addiction that even the repressive regime is struggling to control.

Published
14 May 2014
From
The Guardian
Rehabilitating Our Approach to Gay Men Who Use Drugs

Much of the writing on HIV prevention is loaded with punitive clichés about gay men that highlight psychological deficits, lack of self control, and prevention fatigue. Perhaps the most repeated one since the onset of the epidemic suggests that the majority of gay men are into drugs and couldn’t care less about becoming infected while enjoying their substances.

Published
14 May 2014
From
Matters of Substance (blog)
Even moderate drinking increases risk of advanced liver fibrosis for people with HIV and HCV co-infection

Even moderate alcohol consumption is associated with an increased risk of advanced liver fibrosis for people living with HIV and hepatitis C virus (HCV) co-infection, investigators from the

Published
12 May 2014
By
Michael Carter
Study explores why gay, lesbian teens binge drink

Higher rates of binge drinking by lesbian and gay adolescents compared to their heterosexual peers may be due to chronic stress caused by difficult social situations, according to a study to be presented Saturday, May 3, at the Pediatric Academic Societies annual meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Published
06 May 2014
From
Eurekalert Medicine & Health
Social cocaine use 'dangerous' according to researchers

Sydney University researchers have found that people who use cocaine ‘socially’ are at greater risk of developing cardiovascular disease.

Published
06 May 2014
From
Gay News Network
CROI 2014: Chronic lung disease is prevalent and under-diagnosed in people with HIV

Even though the incidence of most HIV-related respiratory complications and opportunistic infections have declined dramatically since the advent of effective antiretroviral therapy (ART), 4 studies presented at the 21st Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) last month in Boston showed that people living with HIV are still at increased risk...

Published
28 April 2014
From
HIVandHepatitis.com

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