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Antidepressant May Improve Cognitive Symptoms in People with HIV

In a small, placebo-controlled clinical trial, Johns Hopkins physicians report that the antidepressant paroxetine modestly improves decision-making and reaction time, and suppresses inflammation in people with HIV-associated cognitive impairment.

Published
26 February 2016
From
Hopkins Medicine
HIV in the brain: new tools and treatment to keep your mind beautiful

In the future, HIV-associated neurocognitive disorder (HAND) may become less common because of the earlier use of antiretroviral therapy (ART), but neurological disease – caused by a

Published
25 February 2016
By
Theo Smart
Women and African Americans with HIV have a higher risk of stroke

The risk of stroke among people living with HIV is highest among people with unsuppressed viral load, and among women and African Americans, according to findings presented on

Published
23 February 2016
By
Keith Alcorn
Neurosyphilis present in 90% of HIV-positive patients with early syphilis in Warsaw

The overwhelming majority of early syphilis cases in patients with HIV in Warsaw had neurological involvement, Polish investigators report in HIV Medicine. There was a significant relationship between

Published
09 February 2016
By
Michael Carter
Broad range of risk factors associated with mild cognitive impairment in HIV-positive men on ART

A broad range of factors are associated with cognitive impairment in middle-aged HIV-positive men, according to Dutch research published in the online edition of AIDS. The observational, cross-sectional,

Published
03 February 2016
By
Michael Carter
Hepatitis C virus linked to increased risk of Parkinson's disease, studies show

People with hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection may be more likely to develop Parkinson's disease, especially when combined with other risk factors, though the reason for the

Published
11 January 2016
By
Liz Highleyman
Malawian study provides strong evidence that HIV infection is an important risk factor for stroke

HIV infection is an important risk factor for stroke among adults in Malawi, investigators report in Neurology. The case-controlled study showed that the association between HIV and stroke

Published
05 January 2016
By
Michael Carter
HIV/AIDS drugs interfere with brain's 'insulation,' Penn-CHOP team shows

In a new study, researchers from the University of Pennsylvania and The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia found that commonly used antiretroviral medications disrupted the function of oligodendrocytes, crucial brain cells that manufacture myelin, the fatty material that serves to insulate neurons, helping them transmit signals in the brain fast and efficiently.

Published
01 December 2015
From
Eurekalert Medicine & Health
START sub-studies show no differences in lung or neurocognitive function with early or later treatment

Participants who started antiretroviral therapy (ART) soon after HIV diagnosis in the large START trial showed no differences in lung function or neuropsychological performance when compared to people

Published
27 October 2015
By
Liz Highleyman
Asymptomatic neurocognitive impairment in people with HIV does predict later neurocognitive symptoms

People with HIV who showed evidence of asymptomatic neurocognitive impairment at study entry were nearly twice as likely to progress to symptomatic HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders as those with

Published
11 September 2015
By
Liz Highleyman

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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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