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Risk of chronic kidney disease and cardiovascular disease in people with HIV should be assessed together

People with HIV should have their risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and chronic kidney disease (CKD) assessed together, results from the D:A:D study published in PLOS Medicine

Published
21 November 2017
By
Michael Carter
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
People with HIV/HCV co-infection have an increased risk of cardiovascular disease compared to people with HIV alone

People with HIV/hepatitis C virus (HCV) co-infection are between a quarter and a third more likely to develop cardiovascular disease compared to people of a similar age

Published
05 October 2017
By
Michael Carter
Drinking three or more cups of coffee a day halves the risk of dying for people with HIV/HCV co-infection

Drinking three or more cups of coffee a day halves the risk of death from any cause for people with HIV/hepatitis C virus (HCV) co-infection,

Published
03 October 2017
By
Michael Carter
People living with HIV in the UK not receiving appropriate monitoring of heart disease risk

The majority of HIV-positive people in the UK are not receiving recommended monitoring of cardiovascular risk, according to the results of an audit conducted by

Published
26 September 2017
By
Michael Carter
Smokers with HIV doing well on treatment now at greater risk of lung cancer than AIDS

People living with HIV on antiretroviral treatment with fully suppressed viral load who smoke are much more likely to die of lung cancer than HIV-related

Published
19 September 2017
By
Keith Alcorn
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
Lipids improved by switching from ritonavir to cobicistat as a booster for darunavir

Switching from ritonavir to cobicistat is associated with significant improvements in cholesterol and triglyceride levels for people with dyslipidaemia, investigators from Spain report in HIV Medicine. Ritonavir was replaced

Published
06 September 2017
By
Michael Carter
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)
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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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