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HIV patients at greater risk of both heart and kidney disease

Drawing on data from the international D:A:D (Data collection on Adverse events of Anti-HIV Drugs) study, Professor Boyd and colleagues assessed the risks of cardiovascular disease and chronic kidney disease in people with HIV infection. They found elevated risks of each disease occurring simultaneously.

Published
08 November 2017
From
EurekAlert (press release)
Stroke Outcomes Similar in People With, Without HIV

Patients with HIV have similar stroke outcomes and comorbid conditions compared with older patients who are HIV negative, according to data presented at IDWeek 2017.

Published
09 October 2017
From
Infectious Disease Advisor
Heavy Marijuana Use Tied to Midlife Cardiovascular Events in U.S. Men With HIV

Heavy marijuana use more than doubled the odds of a cardiovascular event in 40- to 60-year-old men with HIV infection enrolled in the Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study (MACS). The link between heavy marijuana use and cardiovascular disease was independent of viral load, cigarette smoking and other classic cardiovascular risk factors.

Published
13 September 2017
From
The Body Pro
Why Do Women With HIV Have a Higher Heart Attack Risk Than Men?

Research findings point to how far we still have to go to understand—and intervene in—the cardiovascular risk in women living with HIV.

Published
22 August 2017
From
Medscape (requires free registration)
Do People With HIV Need Annual Physical Examinations?

Are yearly comprehensive physical exams a waste of time in people with HIV, or do higher rates of cancer and other clinical conditions merit more intense screening? Clinical practice guidelines don't put this to rest.

Published
12 July 2017
From
The Body PRO
Patients with HIV, hepatitis C present unique considerations for cardiologists

The link between CVD and HIV and hepatitis C virus is complex. Progress has been made in recent years regarding diagnosis and treatment, but unanswered questions remain. Patients with HIV and hepatitis C virus are living longer due to breakthroughs in treatment, leading cardiologists to play a larger role in the associated CVDs that may arise.

Published
10 July 2017
From
Healio
HIV Infection, Heart Failure Go Together

HIV-positive individuals had an increased risk of several types of heart failure compared to individuals without the disease, a large epidemiologic study found.

Published
10 April 2017
From
MedPage Today HIV/AIDS
Are serious heart problems inevitable for people with HIV? A conversation with cardiologist Priscilla Hsue

Priscilla Hsue, MD, FACC, a cardiologist at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital spoke about heart health and inflammation, and why cardiovascular conditions are becoming a growing concern for people growing older with HIV.

Published
16 March 2017
From
BETA blog
High prevalence and incidence of hypertension among rural Africans living with HIV

The research conducted by Swiss TPH is among the first longitudinal studies looking at the development of hypertension among people living with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa. In a cohort of 955 HIV-infected people, 111 (11.6%) were hypertensive.

Published
09 March 2017
From
EurekAlert (press release)
New antibody therapy “profoundly” successful at reducing inflammation from HIV

In a very small study of people living with HIV, a one-time antibody treatment significantly reduced the type of inflammation that can lead to heart attacks and other cardiovascular problems.

Published
09 March 2017
From
BETA blog
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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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