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Smoking cannabis is an independent risk factor for lung disease in people with HIV

Frequent cannabis smoking is a risk factor for lung disease in HIV-positive men, according to US research published in EClinicalMedicine. Smoking cannabis increased the risk of pulmonary diseases

Published
15 February 2019
By
Michael Carter
E-cigarettes nearly twice as effective as other nicotine replacement therapies at helping smokers quit

Many smokers successfully quit by switching to e-cigarettes (vaping), but doctors can’t recommend this treatment without good evidence from clinical trials. They now have this evidence. Our latest study confirms that e-cigarettes are indeed an effective way to help smokers quit.

Published
31 January 2019
From
The Conversation
Insufficient food linked to inflammation in HIV-positive women

Past research with HIV-negative people suggests that food insecurity is associated with heightened levels of inflammation. Now, in a recent study, scientists at 10 major clinics across the U.S. have found that food insecurity was linked to an increased risk of elevated inflammation among HIV-positive women. The link between food insecurity and inflammation was present even in women whose viral loads were suppressed due to good adherence to ART.

Published
29 January 2019
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CATIE
How are psoriasis and HIV related?

Psoriasis and other skin conditions are common among people with HIV. With proper care and treatment, people can manage their skin symptoms and reduce their discomfort. Although HIV can make it more challenging to treat psoriasis, research indicates that most people will see improvements after using antiretroviral therapies.

Published
18 January 2019
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HIV / AIDS News From Medical News Today
Sexual minorities more likely to suffer severe substance use disorders

Researchers know that lesbian, gay and bisexual individuals are more likely than heterosexuals to use alcohol, tobacco or other drugs, but until now they didn't know to what degree.

Published
15 January 2019
From
Eurekalert Medicine & Health
Sleep Abnormalities Do Not Reverse After Discontinuing Efavirenz

For patients with HIV receiving efavirenz-based therapy, sleep and neuropsychological abnormalities do not readily reverse after discontinuation of treatment, according to results published in HIV Clinical Trials.

Published
14 January 2019
From
Infectious Disease Advisor
Do integrase inhibitors raise the risk of obesity?

People who take an integrase inhibitor as part of their HIV treatment appear to gain more weight than others after starting treatment and the trend is more

Published
10 January 2019
By
Keith Alcorn
Sub-Saharan Africa: binge drinking more common among people living with HIV

West and southern Africa study reveals significantly higher levels of binge drinking among people living with HIV than the general population.

Published
28 December 2018
From
Avert
With no antiretrovirals, Venezuela HIV patients rely on leaf remedy

As Venezuela’s hyperinflation and chronic medicine shortages leave HIV patients with little hope of obtaining antiretroviral drugs, many are now relying on the leaves of a tropical tree known as the guasimo.

Published
13 December 2018
From
Reuters
HIV diagnoses fell in the UK in 2017 for the first time among all risk groups, all ethnicities and in all regions, annual report reveals

The 2018 report from Public Health England is entitled Progress towards ending the HIV epidemic in the United Kingdom, and for once the note of optimism in

Published
29 November 2018
By
Gus Cairns
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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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