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HIV boosts pneumococcal risk 24 times in nationwide Danish study

HIV infection raised the risk of invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD) - one of the main causes of bacterial pneumonia - more than 24 times in a nationwide Danish comparison of people with and without HIV infection. Among people with HIV, smoking and injecting drug use boosted IPD risk.

Published
18 November 2014
From
International AIDS Society
NHS England: make sure your clients get flu vaccination

NHS England has sent a letter to healthcare charities, including HIV charities, asking them to remind their clients that they are eligible for free seasonal influenza vaccinations and should get them. The flu vaccine is available from your GP and you are eligible for it if you have HIV.

Published
13 November 2014
From
NHS England
Unusual immune cell needed to prevent oral thrush, researchers find

An unusual kind of immune cell in the tongue appears to play a pivotal role in the prevention of thrush, according to the researchers who discovered them. The findings might shed light on why people infected with HIV or who have other immune system impairments are more susceptible to the oral yeast infection.

Published
07 October 2014
From
Science Daily
Study of Meningitis Vaccine Effectiveness for HIV-Positive People Urged

At least one New York City man who was in a recent cluster of three men who had meningitis was previously vaccinated against the bacteria, but may have had a reduced immune response because he is HIV-positive.

Published
03 October 2014
From
Gay City News
Fungus Behind AIDS Deaths Found Growing on Trees in Southern California

A middle school student's science experiment leads to a surprise finding about an all-too-common fungus. “One shouldn’t be afraid of trees,” Springer told Healthline, “but if you are sick, you may not want to be sawing down a tree, which would cause the fungus to disperse and cause exposure.”

Published
24 September 2014
From
Healthline
Risk of invasive pneumococcal disease remains high for people living with HIV

People living with HIV continue to be at increased risk of invasive pneumococcal disease, Danish investigators report in the online edition of Clinical Infectious Diseases. Even

Published
06 August 2014
By
Michael Carter
Antibiotic crisis bigger than Aids as common infections will kill, WHO warns

The report, Antimicrobial resistance: global report on surveillance focuses on antibiotic resistance in seven different bacteria responsible for common, serious diseases such as sepsis, diarrhoea, pneumonia, urinary tract infections and gonorrhoea.It found that antibiotic resistance is present in all areas of the globe and is growing.

Published
30 April 2014
From
Daily Telegraph
More Research called for into HIV and schistosomiasis coinfection in African children

Researchers from the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine have called for more research to be carried out into HIV and schistosomiasis coinfection in children in sub-Saharan Africa.

Published
23 April 2014
From
HIV / AIDS News From Medical News Today
Sean Strub: Whitewashing AIDS History

In my book, I recount how slow the federal government was in publicizing the use of Bactrim and other sulfa drugs to prevent PCP (the pneumonia that was then the leading killer of people with AIDS) in addition to its long-time and well-known use to treat PCP.

Published
11 March 2014
From
Huffington Post
Researchers look for culprit behind oral health problems in HIV-positive patients

Researchers want to help HIV-positive patients live better by understanding why their essentially dormant infection is still wreaking havoc in their mouth. Even with meticulous dental hygiene, tooth decay and gum disease, as well as infections by yeast, bacteria, and viruses such as human papillomavirus, continue to plague many patients, said Dr. Josѐ A.

Published
24 February 2014
From
HIV / AIDS News From Medical News Today
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