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AIDS down, heart disease up in hospital admissions of HIV+ in US

Hospital admissions for AIDS illnesses dropped steadily from 2001 to 2008 in a four-center US study, while admissions for cardiovascular disease in HIV-positive people rose.

Published
29 March 2012
From
International AIDS Society
Adherence to bipolar medications may also promote adherence to antiretroviral therapy

Individuals with bipolar disorder and other severe mental illnesses are more likely to have higher rates of HIV infection compared to the general population, possibly due to impulsive behaviors or substance use disorders. Individuals with bipolar disorder usually require long-term treatment with various psychotropic medications. Patients with bipolar disorder, who adhere to their bipolar medications, are also more likely to adhere to their antiretroviral treatment for HIV infection, suggests a new study using prescription refill data.

Published
06 March 2012
From
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Psych Signs Common in Kids With HIV

In a snapshot study of children and adolescents with HIV, about a third met criteria for at least one psychiatric disorder, researchers reported.

Published
06 February 2012
From
MedPage Today HIV/AIDS
Guidelines stress caution when combining anti-epileptic, HIV drugs

New guidelines from the American Academy of Neurology will help physicians better choose seizure drugs for people on HIV/AIDS medication, avoiding deadly drug interactions and preventing critical anti-HIV drugs from becoming less effective, possibly leading to a more virulent strain of the disease.

Published
04 January 2012
From
Medical Xpress
Study identifies issues affecting the quality of life of patients living with HIV

Fears about transmitting HIV to others, worries about the future, self-esteem problems, difficulty sleeping and treatment issues are now important quality of life concerns for people living

Published
04 January 2012
By
Michael Carter
Ethiopia: - Depression 'Overlooked' in Treating HIV Patients

HIV patients in Africa frequently suffer shame and depression but the continent's health systems are ill-equipped to handle the issue, which not only affects their quality of life, but can lead to poor adherence to HIV treatment regimens.

Published
07 December 2011
From
AllAfrica
Africa: Depression "overlooked" in treating HIV patients

HIV patients in Africa frequently suffer shame and depression but the continents health systems are ill-equipped to handle the issue, which not only affects their quality of life, but can lead to poor adherence to HIV treatment regimens.

Published
07 December 2011
From
IRIN Plus News
Mental health problems associated with worse clinical outcomes in HIV-positive US veterans

Over two-thirds of HIV-positive military veterans in the US have a mental health disorder, according to research published in the online edition of AIDS. The presence of certain

Published
23 November 2011
By
Michael Carter
MSM living in hostile social environments more likely to have negative feelings about sexuality, less likely to test for HIV

The largest ever international study of the sexual health of men who have sex with men (MSM), which recruited men from across the European continent,

Published
16 November 2011
By
Roger Pebody
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

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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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