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Patients with HIV, CMV face higher rates of subclinical cardiovascular disease

Patients with HIV who had high levels of cytomegalovirus (CMV) immunoglobulin G (IgG) faced an increased risk of coronary artery calcium and higher levels of intima-media thickness, according to new…

HIV, TB co-infection associated with decreased neurological performance

Co-infection of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and tuberculosis (TB) may be associated with decreased neurological and neuropsychological functioning, according to a study published in Clinical Infectious Diseases. In the study, researchers…

You need a new kidney to stay alive. Would you reject one from someone who died of a drug overdose?

It’s hard to fathom any goodness coming from the opioid crisis and the family tragedies it causes every day. But it does, in the form of an increase in organs…

Poor oral and mental health are related in people with HIV

The association was stronger among those with diagnosed depression in a recent Brazilian study. There is a relationship between poor oral and mental health among people with HIV who are…

Findings of large study suggest that HIV should be considered a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease

People living with HIV are twice as likely to develop cardiovascular disease (CVD), according to the findings of a meta-analysis published in Circulation. The research also showed that HIV is…

Cardiac changes linked with specific ARVs in perinatally acquired HIV

Individual antiretroviral medications have been linked with changes in cardiac structure in youths with perinatally acquired HIV, according to a study recently published in AIDS. Although combinations of antiretroviral medications have…

Physical activity associated with cognitive benefits in women living with HIV

Physical activity may protect against cognitive impairment in women living with HIV, according to a recent study published in the Journal of Infectious Disease. Researchers completed a cross-sectional analysis of the…

Food insecurity associated with inflammation in US women with HIV

Food insecurity in women with HIV is associated with elevated levels of inflammation regardless of HIV control, according to study findings from the United States published in The Journal of Infectious Diseases.…

Dexamethasone slows fungal clearance, results in poor outcomes in HIV-associated meningitis

According to study findings published in Clinical Infectious Diseases, treatment with the anti-inflammatory steroid dexamethasone is associated with slowed clearance of fungal infections in HIV-associated cryptococcal meningitis. Additionally, the use of…

Drug price cut will expand access to a key treatment for HIV coinfections

GENEVA, 12 September 2018 – Unitaid welcomes the announcement by Gilead Sciences, Inc. that it will cut the price of the WHO-recommended drug AmBisome® to treat cryptococcal meningitis, an opportunistic infection…

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