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Low CD4 count in patients with HIV prolongs influenza viral shedding

HIV-infected individuals with a low CD4 count experienced a longer duration of influenza virus shedding, according to findings published in The Journal of Infectious Diseases.

Published
11 June 2018
From
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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
Increased Mortality Among Lung Cancer Patients with HIV

Many studies have demonstrated that patients living with HIV are at a higher risk of a number of different types of malignancies, including lung cancer. Research has also shown that cancer patients living with HIV have a poorer prognosis than cancer patients who do not have HIV.

Published
25 April 2018
From
MD Magazine
HPV vaccine lacks efficacy in adults with HIV

Results of a phase 3 trial recently published in Clinical Infectious Diseases showed that the quadrivalent HPV vaccine was not effective in preventing new anal infections or improving high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions in adults aged 27 years or older with HIV.

Published
23 April 2018
From
Healio
We need to talk about how Grindr is affecting gay men’s mental health

As a gay psychiatrist who studies gender and sexuality, I’m thrilled with the huge strides we’ve made over the past decade to bring gay relationships into the mainstream...But I’m worried by the rise of the underground digital bathhouse. Apps like Grindr, with 3 million daily active users, and others like Scruff and Jack’d, are designed to help gay men solicit sex, often anonymously, online. I am all for sexual liberation, but I can’t stop wondering if these apps also have a negative effect on gay men’s mental health.

Published
05 April 2018
From
Vox
Increased Risk for Abdominal Obesity Found in People Living With HIV

People living with HIV are at increased risk for abdominal obesity, hypertriglyceridemia, and elevated low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol but not hypertension, according to a recent study published in Clinical Infectious Diseases.

Published
04 April 2018
From
Infectious Disease Advisor
Inflammation, HIV and marijuana

This issue of TreatmentUpdate focuses on the impact of cannabinoids on the immune system.

Published
13 March 2018
From
CATIE
Treatment with extended-release naltrexone increases chances that HIV-positive prisoners will maintain viral suppression after release

Treatment with extended-release naltrexone is associated with improved viral suppression among HIV-positive prisoners, according to two US studies presented at the recent Conference on Retroviruses

Published
13 March 2018
By
Michael Carter
Smoking threatens health gains from hepatitis C treatment, US researchers warn

People with hepatitis C in the United States are at least three times more likely to smoke than the general population but little is being

Published
22 February 2018
By
Keith Alcorn
'The magic of cinema': the club supporting older people with HIV

The Terrence Higgins Trust initiative aims to combat loneliness and encourage discussion through a shared love of film.

Published
21 February 2018
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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