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Smoking threatens health gains from hepatitis C treatment, US researchers warn

People with hepatitis C in the United States are at least three times more likely to smoke than the general population but little is being

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3 hours ago
By
Keith Alcorn
PrEP does not raise lipids or alter body fat, safety study finds

Using PrEP does not raise lipid levels or have any substantial effect on body fat, investigators from the iPrEX trial report this month in the

Published
15 February 2018
By
Keith Alcorn
High prevalence of hypertension among HIV-positive patients in the US with 'missed opportunities' for its diagnosis and control

There is a high prevalence of hypertension among HIV-positive patients in the United States and many of these individuals are not receiving hypertensive therapy, investigators

Published
12 February 2018
By
Michael Carter
1 in 8 patients with HIV has undiagnosed hypertension

To estimate the prevalence of hypertension among PLWH, CDC researchers used data from the Medical Monitoring Project, a surveillance system designed to produce nationally representative estimates of behavioral and clinical characteristics of adults infected with HIV in the U.S.

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06 February 2018
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Healio
High cholesterol and diabetes common among people on HIV treatment in Malawi

High LDL cholesterol levels and diabetes are much more common in people living with HIV on long-term antiretroviral treatment in Malawi compared to people of

Published
04 January 2018
By
Keith Alcorn
Diabetes in people with HIV over 50 overwhelmingly linked to old antiretrovirals, not age or body weight

People with HIV over the age of 50 are more likely to have developed type 2 diabetes if they started antiretroviral treatment before 1999 or

Published
03 January 2018
By
Keith Alcorn
Middle-aged HIV-positive people have increased risk of 'silent' cerebral vascular disease linked to more severe health problems

Prevalence of silent cerebral small-vessel disease (CSVD) – an important precursor to more serious neurocognitive conditions – is significantly higher among middle-aged HIV-positive people compared

Published
02 January 2018
By
Michael Carter
People with HIV less likely to be prescribed key drugs to reduce cardiovascular risk

Physicians in the United States are less likely to prescribe key recommended medications for the prevention of cardiovascular disease to people with HIV compared to

Published
12 December 2017
By
Michael Carter
Cardiovascular disease: the next great challenge for HIV care

Today, cardiovascular disease is among the leading causes of death among people with HIV. The HIV research community faces a critical need to better understand the mechanism of HIV-related cardiovascular disease and other age-related complications and urgently develop effective treatment strategies for them.

Published
01 December 2017
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STAT
People living with HIV can live longer, but urgently need improved care to achieve better health outcomes and quality of life

Experts unveiled a set of recommendations on Wednesday to address health problems facing people living with HIV. Treatments are helping people with HIV live long lives, but they face higher risk than others of serious illnesses – from cancer to heart disease to depression.

Published
29 November 2017
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HIV Outcomes
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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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