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Weight gain poses higher diabetes risk with HIV in US veterans study

Every 5 pounds of weight gained in the first year of antiretroviral therapy raised diabetes risk 14% in HIV-positive veterans. In contrast, 5 pounds of weight gained in a year…

Is there HIV in my brain?

Joanna Hellmuth, MD, MHS, a neurologist at the University of California, San Francisco, shared information about age- and HIV-related changes to thinking, memory and other cognitive processes. Read the full…

EATG is concerned by the Cochrane review of DAA treatment against HCV infection

Direct acting agents used against hepatitis C infection are clinically effective and reliable. EATG, the pan-European network of communities of people living with and affected by hepatitis C (HCV) and…

Moving mountains: a surgeon’s fight to legalize HIV-to-HIV organ transplants

Peter Stock, MD, PhD, a transplant surgeon at UC San Francisco, has through his research and advocacy cleared the way for California’s first organ transplants from an HIV-positive donor to…

HIV has a similar impact to diabetes on heart disease risk

Living with HIV carries the same lifetime risk of cardiovascular disease as having diabetes, even after taking into account smoking, a US study has estimated. The investigators say that more…

Amphotericin tops itraconazole in HIV-related talaromycosis

Amphotericin is better than itraconazole for the initial treatment of talaromycosis in patients with HIV, according to results from the Itraconazole vs Amphotericin B for Penicilliosis trial. The study was…

Researchers say rule out depression, anxiety, unemployment and other stresses before blaming cognitive impairment for everyday difficulties

One in five people living with HIV in a European study reported a decline in everyday functioning as a result of cognitive problems such as memory loss, difficulties in solving…

Risk score can identify which HIV-positive people with controlled viral load are at greatest risk of neurocognitive decline

Four factors are associated with neurocognitive decline in people living with HIV with an undetectable viral load, investigators from Canada report in the online edition of the Journal of Acquired…

Collins on i-Base: From a silly question to a silly answer

Simon Collins, HIV i-Base: "Although the Cochrane review process is designed to minimise subjective assessments and bias from studies, setting the initial questions is highly subjective. And if the review asks a…

Increased prevalence of diabetes in HIV positive people

Diabetes Mellitus (DM) occurs at an increased frequency in people with HIV infection and may develop at earlier stages than it does in the general population. As antiretroviral therapy (ART)…