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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
Low CD4 cell count increases heart attack risk for people with HIV

Immunodeficiency is an important risk factor for heart attack in people living with HIV, results of a large US study published in the online edition of the

Published
28 October 2013
By
Michael Carter
One in 10 UK men who call suicide helplines are gay

British charity The Samaritans have revealed how thousands of calls to the listening service are from men confused, depressed or even suicidal over their sexuality.

Published
25 October 2013
From
Gay Star News
Social problems and drug and alcohol problems common among people who develop AIDS despite long-term HIV care

Psychiatric, drug, alcohol and social care problems are highly prevalent among people who develop serious AIDS-defining illnesses well after their diagnosis with HIV, UK research published in Sexually Transmitted

Published
25 October 2013
By
Michael Carter
Charles Stephens: The Risk of Loneliness

Last week I tweeted, "Thinking about loneliness as a driver for HIV infection among black gay men." I think that the issue of loneliness is perhaps critical to how we think about HIV prevention and treatment issues.

Published
17 October 2013
From
Huffington Post
Cocaine May Fuel HIV Acquisition and Its Spread Between Cells

Cocaine may increase an individual’s likelihood of acquiring HIV, by stimulating a pair of receptors on inactive CD4 cells. The findings are limited by the fact that the research was not conducted in humans and also because typical cocaine users partake of the drug over a more extended period of time than in the experiment.

Published
16 October 2013
From
AIDSMeds
HIV-positive young women have adequate response to human papillomavirus vaccine

HIV-positive girls did not respond as well to the quadrivalent human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine as HIV-negative girls of the same age, but they responded as well as

Published
16 October 2013
By
Liz Highleyman
Men attending group sex 'slam parties' don’t all use or inject drugs

There has been considerable publicity in the gay, scientific and general media recently about so-called ‘slamming’ or ‘slam parties’, defined as group sex parties where gay men take drugs

Published
03 October 2013
By
Gus Cairns
It starts with you

It’s been realised for a while that there’s a problem in certain sections of the gay scene related to drug use

Published
27 September 2013
From
QX
NICE consultation on harm reduction for people who inject drugs - recommends services for people using steroids and image-enhancing drugs

Tens of thousands of people across England and Wales inject drugs like heroin and anabolic steroids each year, with others turning to botulinum toxin products or other cosmetic injections like tanning agents. Now, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) is updating its guidance on how best to provide needle and syringe programmes to encourage people who use these drugs to access other health services and prevent the spread of blood-borne diseases like HIV and hepatitis C. A consultation has begun on the provisional update so organisations can have their say.

Published
26 September 2013
From
NICE press release

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