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The Impact of the Welfare Reform on People Living With HIV in England

Based on a survey of 287 people diagnosed with HIV across England the report found that two-thirds of were affected by benefit changes, with nine out of ten reporting poorer health and limited access to HIV care as a result. Handling of the reforms is criticised in the report, in particular assessments and their failure in supporting some of the most vulnerable in our community.

Published
03 April 2014
From
Positively UK
Supplements That May Slow HIV Can Fuel Prostate Cancer

High-dose supplementation with selenium and vitamin E can raise the risk of high-grade prostate cancer among certain men.

Published
28 February 2014
From
AIDSMeds
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
Food fungi in developing countries linked to worse HIV infection

Two common fungi found on food in developing countries could be worsening the effects of HIV, say researchers from the University of Alabama, Birmingham.

Published
21 August 2013
From
HIV / AIDS News From Medical News Today
Drinking coffee halves the risk of liver cancer

Coffee consumption reduces the risk of liver cancer by approximately 50%, the results of a meta-analysis published in the online journal BMC Gastroenterology show. A total of 16

Published
02 April 2013
By
Michael Carter
Texas: Food availability linked with poor outcomes for HIV-positive children

An HIV-positive child whose family does not have enough good food available is more likely to have a poor clinical outcome, researchers reported. They found that children who did not always have enough to eat had lower CD4 counts as well as higher chances of incomplete viral suppression.

Published
12 February 2013
From
Baylor College of Medicine press release
Vitamin D deficiency increases risk of TB among people starting HIV therapy

Vitamin D deficiency is associated with an increased risk of pulmonary tuberculosis (TB), oral thrush and wasting among people starting HIV therapy in Tanzania, investigators report in

Published
19 December 2012
By
Michael Carter
Traditional risk factors strongest predictors of sub-clinical cardiovascular disease in people about to start HIV therapy

Sub-clinical cardiovascular disease in people with HIV is more strongly associated with traditional risk factors for heart disease rather than inflammation or HIV-related parameters, US research

Published
17 December 2012
By
Michael Carter
Diet quality predicts HIV progression and death in resource-poor settings

The more diverse and nutrient-rich the diet before starting antiretroviral treatment (ART), the less severe HIV disease progression is, and the less likely death occurs, researchers report in

Published
06 December 2012
By
Carole Leach-Lemens
Low levels of vitamin D associated with poorer long-term CD4 cell gains in women who start HIV treatment late

Vitamin D insufficiency is associated with poorer CD4 cell recovery among women who start HIV treatment late, US investigators report in the online edition of AIDS.

Published
27 November 2012
By
Michael Carter
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