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HIV Exacerbates Heart Risk from Hypertension

Elevated blood pressure may warrant more aggressive management in HIV-positive individuals, suggest results from a cohort study reported at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections.

Published
22 March 2012
From
Family Practice News Digital Network
Why are children missing from WHO targets on non-infectious diseases?

Children die from cancer, heart disease and other non-infectious illnesses but they are in danger of being forgotten as global targets for action are drawn up, say health groups

Published
20 March 2012
From
The Guardian
Diabetes drug halts atherosclerosis progression in HIV-infected patients

Treatment with the common diabetes drug metformin appears to prevent progression of coronary atherosclerosis in patients infected with HIV.

Published
08 March 2012
From
Eurekalert Medicine & Health
HIV Is 'Like Diabetes'? Let's Stop Kidding Ourselves

My antenna perked up when I read a gay man's comment that HIV infection is essentially no big deal anymore. "It's like diabetes these days," he said. As an HIV-positive 53-year-old, familiar with the health details of some near and dear diabetics, I'd say this: we need to choose our analogies carefully.

Published
31 January 2012
From
Huffington Post
2011 European AIDS Clinical Society adult treatment guidelines

Updated adult treatment guidelines were issued by the European AIDS Clinical Society at the 12th European AIDS Conference, Belgrade, 12-15 October 2011. The guidelines include specific recommendations on managing co-morbidities and hepatitis B coinfection in people living with HIV.

Published
17 October 2011
From
EACS
New HIV Treatment Guidelines Focus on Comorbid Conditions

The latest guidelines of the European AIDS Clinical Society (EACS), released here at the society's 13th European AIDS Conference, give special emphasis to comorbid conditions that may occur in patients infected with HIV.

Published
16 October 2011
From
Medscape (requires registration)
WHO framework targets tuberculosis—diabetes link

The global diabetes epidemic could be thwarting efforts to combat tuberculosis. But WHO and its partners plan to take remedial action with the launch of a new framework.

Published
03 October 2011
From
The Lancet
Battle of commercial interests confound fight against noncommunicable diseases

Behind two days of talks at the United Nations and a unanimously adopted 13-page document about the need to fight noncommunicable diseases around the world is a fierce struggle between commercial and health interests that has only just begun.

Published
21 September 2011
From
Washington Post
The UN's Battle With NCDs

How Politics, Commerce, and Science Complicated the Fight Against an 'Invisible Epidemic' .

Published
20 September 2011
From
Foreign Affairs
As U.N. Meets, A Battle Over Generic Biotech Drugs

A U.N. summit on non-communicable diseases, which now account for two-thirds of global deaths, is being overshadowed by conflict between the United States and developing nations regrading access to generic versions of drugs to treat cancer and diabetes, the New York Times reports.

Published
20 September 2011
From
New York Times

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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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