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Earlier deaths in people with HIV due to drugs, alcohol, co-infections, poorly controlled HIV - not rapid ageing

Patients taking antiretroviral therapy have the same mortality risk as individuals in the general population, according to Danish research published in the open-access journal PLoS One. However,

Published
12 December 2011
By
Michael Carter
Cardiovascular risks reduced for patients with HIV by therapy with metformin and changes to diet and exercise

Treatment with the anti-diabetes drug metformin helps prevent the progression of sub-clinical cardiovascular disease in patients with HIV, according to the results of a randomised, placebo-controlled study published

Published
05 December 2011
By
Michael Carter
Older anti-HIV drugs associated with increased risk of diabetes

New cases of diabetes in patients taking HIV therapy in France peaked between 1999 and 2000 but have since fallen sharply, investigators report in the online edition

Published
24 November 2011
By
Michael Carter
Diabetes, high blood pressure increase risk of unemployment for people with HIV

Large numbers of patients are leaving employment in the years following their diagnosis with HIV, French investigators report in the online edition of AIDS. The five-year probability of

Published
27 October 2011
By
Michael Carter
Patients with both HIV and diabetes have an increased risk of albuminuria

HIV-positive individuals with diabetes have a significantly higher prevalence of albuminuria than patients living with either disease alone, US investigators report in PLoS One. Over a third of

Published
17 October 2011
By
Michael Carter
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)
Detectable viral load in patients taking HIV therapy associated with poor control of other chronic health problems

Poor control of HIV is associated with suboptimal management of other serious health conditions, US research published in the online edition of the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency

Published
10 October 2011
By
Michael Carter
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

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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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