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Heavy Marijuana Use Tied to Midlife Cardiovascular Events in U.S. Men With HIV

Heavy marijuana use more than doubled the odds of a cardiovascular event in 40- to 60-year-old men with HIV infection enrolled in the Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study (MACS). The link between heavy marijuana use and cardiovascular disease was independent of viral load, cigarette smoking and other classic cardiovascular risk factors.

Published
13 September 2017
From
The Body Pro
Yoga: re-discovering physical and mental balance after an HIV diagnosis

In this blog, Silvia Petretti recalls how she started practising yoga, and how yoga has benefited her physical and mental health.

Published
12 September 2017
From
Positively UK
James Wharton addresses ‘vile and disgusting’ gay sauna comments

In a 2014 column for Attitude’s sister publication Winq, James wrote: “Sex saunas need to be history. The time has come to close them down. If we don’t, we feed the haters and we hand the bigots who remain a vocal minority ammunition with which to attack us.” Now, in an interview for Attitude’s September issue, Matt Cain asks James whether he was guilty of hypocricy after writing about his experiences with chemsex. “In three years a lot can happen,” James replies, “and a lot of which happened to me I do discuss in the book.”

Published
05 September 2017
From
Attitude
Something for the weekend: one of the UK's first openly gay soldiers discusses his addiction to sex and drugs

When James Wharton quit the army after a decade to retreat to a job in the City and a cosy home in Windsor with his husband and their two dogs, it seemed he’d found his happily ever after. He could have hardly predicted that a year later his marriage would have broken down, he’d be living in central London and be addicted to a combination of hookups and drugs known as chemsex.

Published
05 September 2017
From
Independent
Chemsex: Why should it be a Public Health issue?

I don’t know about anybody else, but I can’t help thinking that the issue of chemsex is one we are still not really getting our act together on.

Published
05 September 2017
From
Jim McManus (blog)
What is “successful ageing” for people living with HIV?

When Canadian researchers asked HIV-positive people over the age of 50 how they would define “successful ageing”, six key themes emerged – accepting limitations, staying positive, maintaining

Published
26 August 2017
By
Roger Pebody
Peripheral artery disease more common in people with HIV with lower CD4 counts

Peripheral artery disease, one of the most common forms of cardiovascular disease, occurs more frequently in people with HIV who have CD4 cell counts below

Published
15 August 2017
By
Keith Alcorn
Don’t Believe the Hype: The New Drugs Strategy Ignores the LGBT Community

Trumpeting policies while savagely cutting the resources of the agencies meant to carry those very policies out is simply untenable.

Published
29 July 2017
From
Vice
WHO recommends package of tests, treatment and prevention for 'urgent need' people with HIV with low CD4 counts

A new package of measures to ensure rapid initiation of antiretroviral treatment and diagnosis of opportunistic infections has been recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) to

Published
23 July 2017
By
Keith Alcorn
Boys Are Being Denied A Vaccine That Prevents Cancer. Why Is This Being Allowed To Happen?

Yesterday, a short-sighted and shameful recommendation was made not to give teenage boys the potentially life-saving Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccine.

Published
21 July 2017
From
Huffington Post

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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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