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Screen all HIV-positive MSM for pre-cancerous anal cell changes, say Dutch investigators

Younger age and shorter duration of viral suppression are risk factors for the development of high-grade pre-cancerous anal lesions in HIV-positive men who have sex

Published
15 November 2017
By
Michael Carter
How the Gut Microbiome Affects Outcomes in HIV

Gut microbiome alterations have been associated with frailty in older individuals. The journal HIV and Aging has published an article that discusses how aging and HIV affect the gut microbiome, and what impacts these factors have on health.

Published
14 November 2017
From
Specialty Pharmacy Times
Nivolumab improves outcomes in liver cancer study

Nivolumab (Opdivo), a PD-1 checkpoint inhibitor that helps the immune system fight cancer, was associated with a decrease in tumour size or disease stabilisation in people with hepatocellular

Published
14 November 2017
By
Liz Highleyman
No change in cognitive function or brain structure in people taking effective HIV treatment for 2 years

People with HIV taking antiretroviral treatment who had undetectable viral load did not suffer any loss of cognitive function or brain volume during a two-year

Published
13 November 2017
By
Keith Alcorn
For cancer patients with HIV, immunotherapy appears safe

Checkpoint inhibitor study suggests new treatment options for patients long excluded from cancer immunotherapy clinical trials

Published
08 November 2017
From
Fred Hutch
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)
European AIDS Clinical Society strengthens HPV vaccination advice

The European AIDS Clinical Society (EACS) has recommended HPV (human papillomavirus) vaccination for everyone living with HIV aged under 26 and all men who have

Published
08 November 2017
By
Keith Alcorn
People with HIV more likely to adhere to their antiretroviral therapy than treatment for other chronic health problems

Ageing HIV-positive people have significantly higher levels of adherence to their antiretroviral therapy than to medication taken for other chronic health problems, Swiss investigators report in HIV Medicine. The

Published
07 November 2017
By
Michael Carter
ART reduces HPV, cervical cancer in women with HIV

Women with HIV on ART had a lower prevalence of high-risk HPV infection, high-grade cervical lesions and invasive cervical cancer than women who were not receiving ART, according to results of a recent meta-analysis.

Published
06 November 2017
From
Healio
UK Reports Its First Kidney Transplants From HIV+ Donor to HIV+ Recipients

Kidneys from a deceased HIV-positive donor were successfully transplanted in two HIV-positive recipients, U.K. researchers report.

Published
30 October 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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