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Breaking down HIV exclusions in cancer clinical trials

As an eligibility barrier cracks, a lung cancer patient gets a new lease on life.

Published
10 June 2019
From
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Just 18% of people with hepatitis/HIV co-infection and cirrhosis are screened for liver cancer as often as recommended

There is a “strikingly low adherence” to clinical guidelines for ultrasound screening for hepatocellular carcinoma in western Europe, researchers report in the Journal of Viral Hepatitis.Over years

Published
10 June 2019
By
Roger Pebody
Checkpoint Immunotherapy Is Safe and Effective for HIV-Positive People With Cancer

Keytruda and Imfinzi were well tolerated and responses were similar to those seen in HIV-negative people.

Published
07 June 2019
From
Poz
American Heart Association Scientific Statement on CVD and HIV

A new scientific statement from the American Heart Association (AHA) provides "pragmatic" recommendations on how to approach cardiovascular disease (CVD) prevention and management in the growing number of people living with HIV infection.

Published
04 June 2019
From
Medscape (requires free registration)
As HIV patients live longer, heart disease might be their next challenge

As people with HIV live longer, they also find themselves at higher risk for heart attack, stroke and other types of cardiovascular disease. A new American Heart Association report hopes to raise awareness about that connection, along with pointing out cardiovascular disease prevention and treatment strategies for an emerging population with unique concerns researchers have only begun to explore.

Published
04 June 2019
From
American Heart Association
Hepatitis C more stigmatising than HIV: gay men’s attitudes towards hepatitis C reinfection

Qualitative research with HIV-positive gay and bisexual men in Australia who had been cured of hepatitis C infection revealed that having hepatitis C was more stigmatising than

Published
04 June 2019
By
Krishen Samuel
US: Planning for Retirement While Living With HIV

Whether you're on public assistance or you're more well off, there are things you can do to plan for a secure future.

Published
03 June 2019
From
The Body
Silver Singles: Why Are Sexually Transmitted Infections On The Rise In The Over 50s?

Divorce, dating apps, and living longer means STIs are affecting more older people than ever before.

Published
03 June 2019
From
Huffington Post
Teens with HIV have similar cognitive outcomes to HIV-negative peers

Teens who were perinatally infected with HIV and received treatment have similar cognitive outcomes compared with their HIV-negative peers, according to research published in Clinical Infectious Diseases. However, researchers observed that HIV-positive adolescents had decreased executive functioning over time, suggestive of earlier brain damage.

Published
27 May 2019
From
Healio
Aging HIV population face complicated rheumatologic care

As the national population of patients who are HIV-positive continues to age, rheumatologists will be increasingly called on to manage routine care for crystal disease, osteoarthritis, soft tissue rheumatism and other conditions, according to Leonard Calabrese, DO, of the Cleveland Clinic.

Published
22 May 2019
From
Healio

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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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