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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)…

US: Duke hospital celebrates first HIV-positive organ transplant in Southeast

A patient at Duke Hospital is doing well after a groundbreaking organ transplant. The university says Stanley Boling is the first HIV-positive person in the Southeast to receive an organ…

REALITY study shows which HIV-positive people with very low CD4 cell counts are at highest risk of dying soon after starting treatment

Mortality in people with a low CD4 cell count at the time of HIV diagnosis is associated with a group of risk factors including a high number of symptoms, weight…

Increased risk for abdominal obesity found in people living with HIV

People living with HIV are at increased risk for abdominal obesity, hypertriglyceridemia, and elevated low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol but not hypertension, according to a recent study published in Clinical Infectious…

HIV i-Base: HTB, special CROI issue

HIV Treatment Bulletin (HTB) is a community publication produced by HIV i-Base. This is the second issue of HTB to lead with reports from CROI 2018, the main annual HIV…

After hepatitis C cure, kidney problems linked to cocaine use

--Kidney health usually stabilizes for most people after hepatitis C is cured. --Injecting cocaine after cure associated with rapid decline in kidney health. --Healthcare providers urged to investigate causes of…

Dutch study ties HIV to erection problems in middle-aged men

--Some HIV-positive men are at higher risk for erection difficulties. --Researchers excluded other factors to conclude that HIV infection was linked. --HIV medication lopinavir-ritonavir associated with erection problems in some…

Rising incidence of diabetes in adults with HIV on antiretroviral therapy

The burden of diabetes and prediabetes is rapidly increasing in people living with HIV on antiretroviral therapy (ART), according to research published in Epidemiology. The use of ART in patients…