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World’s First HIV-To-HIV Kidney Transplant With Living Donor Succeeds

The world’s first kidney transplant from a living HIV-positive donor to another HIV-positive person was successfully performed Monday by doctors at a Johns Hopkins University hospital.

Published
29 March 2019
From
Kaiser Health News
Atlanta woman becomes country's first HIV+ living kidney donor

If you ask Nina Martinez why she has fought so hard to become the first HIV + living kidney donor, her answer is pretty simple. "I just wanted to be just like anybody else," Martinez says. "I think, in 2019, this is going to blow a lot of peoples' minds. Because I'm sitting here today, as someone living for 35 years with HIV, and I'm about to donate this organ."

Published
29 March 2019
From
FOX 5 Atlanta
On-Demand PrEP With TDF/FTC Not Associated With Clinically Relevant Decline in Kidney Function

On-demand pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) with tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF)/emtricitabine (FTC) is not associated with a significant relevant in kidney function, especially among young people with low pill use and high baseline estimated glomerular filtration rate, investigators in France found.

Published
20 March 2019
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Contagion Live
Descovy is non-inferior to Truvada for daily PrEP

A daily pill containing the newer formulation of tenofovir in combination with emtricitabine (Descovy) had a comparable protective effect to the existing daily pill which contains the older

Published
06 March 2019
By
Roger Pebody
Cocaine use associated with poor adherence to PrEP and dropping out of care

Cocaine users have poorer adherence to HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and engagement with care, according to research published in the online edition of the Journal of Acquired

Published
22 February 2019
By
Michael Carter
Tenofovir Alafenamide Linked to Fanconi Syndrome

This case study is presented as a caution to clinicians that tenofovir alafenamide can cause Franconi Syndrome.

Published
12 February 2019
From
Infectious Disease Advisor
Smoking, cholesterol, blood pressure are more important causes of disease than HIV in people living with HIV

Preventing smoking, lowering cholesterol, controlling blood pressure and curing hepatitis C would greatly reduce the burden of heart attacks, non-AIDS cancers and end-stage liver disease and kidney

Published
11 February 2019
By
Keith Alcorn
Improved liver function, but progressive kidney damage, among children on antiretroviral therapy in Ethiopia

Among HIV-positive children with liver and kidney abnormalities, liver enzyme abnormalities improved while kidney function progressively deteriorated the longer the children were on antiretroviral therapy (ART). With the

Published
02 January 2019
By
Carole Leach-Lemens
Italian study shows growth in heart and kidney problems in people living with HIV

Reduced kidney function, high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease have each become more common in a large cohort of Italians living with HIV followed since 2004, with

Published
28 December 2018
By
Keith Alcorn
Making Transplant History

Advocate John Tenorio could be the first HIV-positive person to receive a kidney from a living donor with HIV.

Published
23 November 2018
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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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