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Study finds no link between neurocognitive impairment, depression in HIV patients

SAN FRANCISCO — Findings from a retrospective study presented at IDWeek showed no association between neurocognitive impairment and depression in patients with HIV. “I was talking to mentor, Zsofi Szep…

Internet-based intervention can reduce depression in people living with HIV

A guided internet-based intervention can effectively reduce depressive symptoms for people living with HIV, according to results published in Lancet HIV. The study included participants from 23 HIV treatment centers in…

Infections common in patients coinfected with HIV/HCV taking direct-acting antivirals

In patients with HIV/hepatitis C virus (HCV)-coinfection who receive oral direct-acting antiviral agents (DAAs) severe infections are relatively common, according to study results published in the Journal of Viral Hepatology. The…

Mental health problems in adolescents with HIV: Overview & expert interview

Substantially less mental health research has been conducted in young adults and adolescents compared with adults, and such evidence is especially sparse in resource-limited settings.1Noting that the burden of illness…

Chronic pain is a huge, underrecognized problem for people with HIV

Living with chronic pain not only drags down quality of life, but it is also linked to poorer HIV-related health outcomes. For the first 15 years of the HIV epidemic,…

HIV impacts neurocognition in resource-limited settings

Despite big advances in the field of HIV treatment, including streamlined drug regimens that help infected individuals achieve normal or near-normal lifespans, living with HIV often means dealing with neurocognitive impairment of…

ART reduces neurocognitive impairment in patients living with HIV

Initiating antiretroviral therapy (ART) may reduce the risk for neurocognitive impairment in patients living with HIV, according to study results published in Clinical Infectious Diseases. The study included participants from the…

Polypharmacy prevalence trends in HIV-positive men in the United States

While polypharmacy is expected to be prevalent in men who are HIV-positive, researchers have found that polypharmacy prevalence of non-HIV medications appears to increase over time in people living with…

What you need to know about South Africa’s historic liver transplant from an HIV-positive donor

How could a baby get an organ from a person living with HIV and not automatically contract the virus? The experts weigh in. South Africa’s done it again. Last week,…

Efavirenz in pregnancy tied to neurologic risk in children

SAN FRANCISCO — Children were 60% more likely to be diagnosed with a neurologic condition, such as microcephaly, seizures, or eye abnormalities, when the antiretroviral regimen their mothers were taking…

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