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HIV-associated cancers: a paradigm shift?

An increasing number of patients with HIV now live long enough to get the “incidental” cancers seen in the general population. Yet these patients are also less likely to get…

HIV-infected people are living for years, but age-related diseases set in early

David Hardy has been treating HIV-infected patients since the early 1980s, when the epidemic began. In those days, people newly diagnosed with AIDS lived for only about six months. Hardy,…

Relationship between CD4 counts, hypertension in patients with HIV

With the more recent availability of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART), patients living with HIV/AIDS are living longer, healthier lives. This increase in life expectancy is also associated with an…

CROI 2018: Researchers puzzle over whether HIV accelerates cancer progression

Although people living with HIV may be diagnosed with cancer at an earlier stage because they get more consistent care than the general population, it is also possible that a…

ILC 2018: EASL updates liver cancer guidelines

The European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL) presented updated clinical practice guidelines for the management of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) during a special session at the 2018 International…

Eplerenone may improve inflammatory markers, but not insulin sensitivity in HIV

Insulin sensitivity and HbA1c were not substantially affected by treatment with eplerenone compared with placebo in adults with HIV; however, those assigned eplerenone saw improvements in HDL cholesterol, interleukin-6 and…

First-line ART failure common among hospitalised HIV-positive people in sub-Saharan Africa

A large proportion of hospitalised HIV-positive people in sub-Saharan Africa have experienced the failure of first-line antiretroviral therapy (ART), according to a study published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases.…

More time with depression increases the risk of death for women with HIV

Frequent monitoring of depression may have the potential to reduce the risk of death Increased time living with depression is associated with a higher risk of death for women with…

Researchers explore little-known, deadly fungal infections

A new study by Althea Campuzano, Ph.D. a student at The University of Texas at San Antonio, and Floyd Wormley, Jr., Professor of Biology and Senior Associate Dean for Research…

Overlapping mechanisms in HIV cognitive disorders and Alzheimer’s disease

The two conditions may damage neurons in similar ways A protein involved in Alzheimer's disease (AD) may be a promising target for treating neurological disorders in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)…

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