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Regular clinic attendance especially beneficial for people with HIV who have low CD4 counts

People taking HIV treatment who have a low CD4 cell count are especially likely to achieve an undetectable viral if they attend their routine clinic appointments, research published

Published
09 January 2014
By
Michael Carter
Clean syringe programs must also cater for steroid users

The use of performance- and image-enhancing drugs such as steroids is on the rise in Australia, with more users accessing sterile injecting equipment from needle and syringe programs. But our knowledge of this group – the substances they are using, the harms they may be experiencing, and the health services that they may (or may not be) accessing – is low.

Published
18 December 2013
From
The Conversation
Mephedrone injecting: Taking care

Danny Morris looks at problems caused by injecting mephedrone, and harm reduction measures for people who inject mephedrone.

Published
18 December 2013
From
You Tube
Study Links Fitness Level and HIV-related Dementia

A new study shows that fitness level in HIV infected individuals is related to cognitive impairment. These results suggest that something as simple as exercise may be able to stave off neurological decline in this growing segment of the aging population.

Published
16 December 2013
From
University of Rochester Medical Center
Ketamine 'should be made Class B'

Ketamine should be upgraded from a Class C drug to Class B after new evidence revealed the damage it can have on the bladder, government advisers are to say.

Published
10 December 2013
From
BBC Health
US Group Issues Thorough Guide to Vaccination for People With HIV

HIV-positive people and others with a compromised immune system should get an annual inactivated flu vaccine—and a wide range of other standard vaccines—according to comprehensive new guidelines published by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA).

Published
06 December 2013
From
International AIDS Society
Micronutrient supplements delay HIV disease progression for patients with higher CD4 cell counts

Long-term micronutrient supplementation delays HIV disease progression in people with higher CD4 cell counts, results of a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association shows.

Published
28 November 2013
By
Michael Carter
Beyond HIV/AIDS: gay men expand outlook at B.C. Gay Men’s Health Summit

“Seventy percent of the studies that are being published in gay men’s health today are focused on HIV, and I think this is really problematic,” said Phillip L. Hammack of the University of California. He noted that estimated rates of depression among American gay men rival HIV rates but they’re given unequal research attention. “From my perspective, we are stuck in an AIDS paradigm for thinking about gay men’s health and we’re really struggling to get out of it.”

Published
06 November 2013
From
Straight
My Diagnosis

What's it like to be newly diagnosed today? Guest writer Scotspozlad found out he was HIV-positive in October 2013. Here he tells what happened and how he felt about it.

Published
04 November 2013
From
Positive Lite
High prevalence of osteoporosis and osteopenia in young men with HIV

There is an increased prevalence of osteoporosis and osteopenia in young HIV-positive men, Spanish researchers report in the online edition of the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency

Published
29 October 2013
By
Michael Carter

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