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Global burden of HIV-related CVD has tripled over two decades

People with HIV are at twice the risk of CVD, on par with other at-risk subgroups such as patients with diabetes, researchers say. People with HIV are more than twice…

Big 3 lung cancer risk factors with HIV: smoking, low CD4s, lung infection

All the lung cancer risk factors that apply to the general population also apply to people with HIV infection. Smoking is by far the top lung cancer risk factor for…

Continuing care needed for HIV-positive people after hospitalization for mental health issues

-- Ontario researchers analysed outcomes of patients hospitalized for mental health issues. -- Study compared HIV-positive and HIV-negative patients 90 days after hospital release. -- HIV-positive patients were more likely…

Influence of vitamin D in HIV infection

There is a substantial prevalence of vitamin D deficiency (<25 nmol/L) worldwide, with estimates of 5% to 15% in high-income countries; rates of vitamin D insufficiency (<75 nmol/L) range from…

Single high-dose liposomal amphotericin B effectively treats HIV-associated cryptococcal meningitis

Short course, high dose liposomal amphotericin B (L-AmB) in combination with high dose fluconazole effectively treats HIV-associated cryptococcal meningitis, according to a study recently published in Clinical Infectious Diseases. This open label…

Lung cancer incidence in HIV remains high years after smoking cessation

The incidence of lung cancer remains increased 5 years after smoking cessation in people with HIV, according to data published in Clinical Infectious Diseases. The Data Collection on Adverse Events…

Shared motivations, concerns regarding living organ donation in HIV

People living with HIV have HIV-specific motivations and concerns regarding living donation to other people with HIV under research protocols, demonstrating that these motivations and concerns may impact a patient's…

Lung cancer risk and screening with HIV — and an intriguing new treatment opportunity

Highly regarded for his contributions to cancer research in people with HIV, Dr. Sigel is Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine and the Division of…

HIV i-Base: HIV Treatment Bulletin, 29 June 2018

HIV Treatment Bulletin (HTB) is a community publication produced by HIV i-Base. In this issue of HTB: darunavir/cobicistat alert and further PK reports The bulletin can be accessed here.

Diabetes isn’t adequately managed in women with HIV, says US research

Optimum targets for control of type 2 diabetes are achieved in only 11% of women with HIV or at risk of HIV, according to US research published in Open Forum…

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