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COPD Frequently Misdiagnosed, Undiagnosed in Individuals With or Without HIV

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is frequently both misdiagnosed and undiagnosed similarly in individuals with and without HIV, according to research presented at the American Thoracic Society (ATS) 2018 International Conference.

Published
23 May 2018
From
Pulmonology Advisor
Reduced Lung Function Associated With Mortality in HIV

According to the results of a recent study published in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society, airflow obstruction and impaired diffusing capacity in people living with HIV were associated with an increased risk for all-cause mortality during approximately 6-year follow-up.

Published
27 February 2018
From
Infectious Disease Advisor
High prevalence of emphysema in middle-aged HIV-positive smokers

HIV infection is associated with airway obstruction, French investigators report in AIDS. Middle-aged HIV-positive smokers were matched with HIV-negative smokers of the same sex and

Published
08 January 2018
By
Michael Carter
People with HIV have impaired respiratory health, even when viral load is undetectable

HIV-positive people have impaired respiratory health, even when they have viral suppression with antiretroviral therapy (ART), investigators from London report in HIV Medicine. Respiratory health was compared between HIV-positive

Published
23 May 2017
By
Michael Carter
Previous AIDS-related pulmonary disease associated with lung cancer risk for people with HIV

AIDS-related pulmonary disease is a major factor in the increased risk of lung cancer seen in people with HIV, investigators from the United States report in AIDS.

Published
22 December 2015
By
Michael Carter
Low CD4 count, smoking and unhealthy alcohol use are risk factors for acute exacerbation of COPD in people with HIV

HIV infection increases the risk of acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPD), investigators from the US Department of Veterans Affairs report in the online edition of

Published
11 November 2015
By
Michael Carter
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
Why This Man Was Refused a New Lung

People with HIV are still excluded from some life-saving organ transplants, based on guidelines that omit the most current science.

Published
17 February 2014
From
The Atlantic
Uncontrolled HIV linked to faster lung function decline

People with detectable HIV viral load and advanced immune deficiency are likely to experience greater decreases in lung function over time, with high viral load linked to

Published
14 March 2012
By
Liz Highleyman
Lung Damage Poses New Hazard in HIV

In an observational study, people with uncontrolled HIV experienced a loss in lung function at a higher rate than HIV-negative people and those with good viral control.

Published
11 March 2012
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MedPage Today HIV/AIDS
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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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