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Fatigue with HIV Could Have Reversible Cause

Many of the cases of fatigue and difficulty sleeping that are common in persons with HIV infection could be caused by obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), according to assessment from a new collaboration between pulmonary and infectious disease specialists.

Published
17 June 2018
From
MD Magazine
Frailty in men with HIV linked with bone weakness, muscle loss and large waist

Frailty is twice as prevalent in middle-aged and elderly HIV-positive men as in their HIV-negative peers, investigators from the Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study (MACS) report

Published
13 June 2018
By
Michael Carter
Cancer Treatment Disparities in Elderly HIV-Infected Americans Warrant Attention

A study published in Clinical Infectious Diseases found that cancer treatment rates for HIV-infected seniors were lowest among the younger subset of patients, who would likely benefit most from treatment in terms of life expectancy.

Published
11 June 2018
From
Infectious Disease Advisor
Major depression worsens with age

Older age was associated with poorer major depressive disorder course, according to 2-year follow-up data published in The Lancet Psychiatry.

Published
11 June 2018
From
Healio Psychiatic Annals
Closer Monitoring Recommended for Older Patients Treated With Dolutegravir for HIV

The maximum concentration of the integrase inhibitor dolutegravir (DTG) was significantly higher in people living with HIV who are more than 60 years old compared with younger individuals, according to new findings published in Clinical Infectious Diseases.There have been recent concerns about DTG-related neuropsychiatric toxicity, especially among older patients with HIV.

Published
11 June 2018
From
Infectious Disease Advisor
These Gay Men Have Spent 30 Years Learning How To Be Long-Term HIV Survivors

“It was hell to watch people die in the ’80s, but my personal hell was when long-term survivors were forgotten.”

Published
06 June 2018
From
Huffington Post
What Is an HIV Long-Term Survivor? Five People With HIV Grapple With the Question

HIV Long-Term Survivor's Day is here! I have often wondered whether I am considered a long-term survivor. I've been positive for only 13 years. I personally don't know whether I am considered a long-term survivor, but it has somewhat felt that way. I've buried friends that have denied their own HIV status; because of stigma they felt from family and the outside world, they let illness consume them instead of facing it head on.

Published
06 June 2018
From
The Body
How Are Early Members of ACT UP Adjusting Today?

A new study assesses the long-term impact of AIDS activism, including trauma, loss, posttraumatic growth and a belief in change.

Published
05 June 2018
From
Poz
Potential interactions between ART and other medications present in over half of older HIV-positive people

Over half of older HIV-positive people are at risk of experiencing an interaction between their anti-HIV drugs and medications taken for the treatment of non-HIV-related

Published
31 May 2018
By
Michael Carter
‘Risky when young’ or ‘risky with age’: Dutch study identifies life patterns associated with higher HIV risk in gay men

A Dutch study which looked at the way gay men’s risk of HIV changed with time has used statistical analysis to isolate two kinds of

Published
25 May 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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