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Vitamin D deficiency extremely common among HIV-positive patients in diverse regions

New analyses have found widespread vitamin D insufficiency among American, Italian and Swiss cohorts of HIV-positive patients. These data were presented in a poster session

Published
19 February 2010
By
Derek Thaczuk
Danes find more evidence linking abacavir treatment with increased risk of heart attack

Researchers have found further evidence suggesting that treatment with abacavir increases the risk of heart attack. In a study published in the February edition of

Published
02 February 2010
By
Michael Carter
HIV drugs and heart attacks: what’s the real story?

The ‘Data Collection on Adverse Events of Anti-HIV Drugs’ study (a large study known as D:A:D, which is monitoring the effects of HIV drugs) continues to find

Published
01 February 2010
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HIV treatment update
Genetic marker may predict heart disease risk in people with HIV

A genetic marker associated with atherosclerosis and oxidative stress in mice and humans is strongly associated with the incidence of cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome and

Published
28 January 2010
By
Keith Alcorn
Poor kidney function increases cardiovascular disease risk for patients with HIV

Poor kidney function is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease in patients with HIV, US investigators report in the January 28th edition of

Published
26 January 2010
By
Michael Carter
Abacavir, ddI and two protease inhibitors remain associated with heart attacks in largest cohort study

The latest report on the D:A:D (Data Collection on Adverse Events of Anti-HIV Drugs) study, the largest cohort study monitoring the effects of HIV drugs,

Published
15 January 2010
By
Gus Cairns
Pulmonary arterial hypertension still a risk in patients with HIV

A low CD4 cell count is associated with a poor prognosis for HIV-positive patients diagnosed with pulmonary arterial hypertension, French investigators report in the January

Published
13 January 2010
By
Michael Carter
Cardiovascular risks common amongst young US women with HIV

Risk factors for cardiovascular disease are common amongst young, HIV-positive women in the US, investigators report in the January 1st edition of Clinical Infectious Diseases.

Published
11 January 2010
By
Michael Carter
Standard heart disease risk factors may underestimate risk in people with HIV

The algorithms that are used to calculate the future risk of a heart attack and to decide which patients need clinical interventions may underestimate risk

Published
25 November 2009
By
Gus Cairns
Doubt cast on association between hepatitis co-infection and arterial disease in HIV-positive women

Co-infection with hepatitis C virus does not increase the risk of hardening of the arteries for HIV-positive women, according to a US study published in

Published
21 August 2009
By
Michael Carter

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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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