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Smoking Associated With Higher Cancer Rates in VA HIV Cohort

People with HIV in a Veterans Administration (VA) cohort who quit smoking or who never smoked were at a lower risk for developing non-AIDS-related malignancies (NAM) or anal cancer than people who were active smokers.

Published
16 September 2010
From
AIDSMeds.com
ICAAC: HIV Patients At Risk for Low Vitamin D

Published
13 September 2010
From
MedPage Today
Study cautions over longterm use of osteoporosis drugs and cancer risk

Longterm use of drugs that are commonly prescribed for osteoporosis may be doubling the users' risk of developing cancer of the oesophagus, a study warns.

Published
03 September 2010
From
The Guardian
HIV-positive Reverend settles suit with retirement home

A former minister settled his lawsuit against an assisted-living facility that evicted him after they found he was HIV-positive.

Published
03 September 2010
From
The Advocate
Preparing ourselves for the future

In ten years time over half of Australia’s positive population will be over the age of 55. What will this mean for the community, ageing and health sectors?

Published
02 September 2010
From
Positive Living
Meth use among young gay men remains a pervasive problem

Local health-care and counseling organizations are reaching out to meth users in the gay community, hoping to steer users away from the drug. Studies show that about one out of 10 gay or bisexual men in King County uses crystal meth in any given year and that meth users are among the highest risk groups for contracting HIV.

Published
26 August 2010
From
Seattle Times
Aging With Complex Chronic Disease: The Wrinkled Face of AIDS

People living with HIV taking combination Antiretroviral Therapy (treatment) are living long enough to experience a diverse array of aging related conditions such as osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), renal disease, liver cirrhosis, and cancer.

Published
25 August 2010
From
The Body Pro / GMHC Treatment Issues
Survey of American women finds STD vaccine viewed positively

(Indiana University School of Medicine) Cost but not convenience plays a significant role in attitudes about vaccination for common human papillomaviruses for women over the age of 26, according to the authors of a recent article in the journal Sexual Health.

Published
24 August 2010
From
Eurekalert Medicine & Health
A third of HIV-positive gay men show signs of post-traumatic stress disorder

A study has found that one third of gay and bisexual men diagnosed with HIV show signs of post-traumatic stress disorder. Researchers were surprised to find that starting HIV medication was the strongest trigger for PTSD.

Published
19 August 2010
From
Pink News
Are you ready for a world without antibiotics?

Antibiotics are a bedrock of modern medicine. But in the very near future, we're going to have to learn to live without them once again. And it's going to get nasty.

Published
12 August 2010
From
The Guardian

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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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