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Seven agents, including HIV, added to U.S. list of carcinogens

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said on Thursday (November 3) added seven new agents, including HIV and an industrial solvent, to its list of carcinogens. The list…

IDWeek 2016, NATAP reports

  IDWeek 2016, October 26-30, 2016, New Orleans Meta-analysis sees much higher STI risk in MSM on vs not on PrEP Assessing the needs of older HIV-positive adults Depression and…

HIV, HPV and cervical cancer—leveraging synergies to save women’s lives

UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibé delivered keynote remarks at the opening of the World Cancer Congress in Paris, France, on 31 October. This year more than 3500 leaders, cancer experts…

Only a small proportion of HIV-positive gay men receive anal cancer screening

In the absence of national screening guidelines, only 11% of HIV-positive gay and bisexual men in the U.S. received anal Pap smears to detect anal cancer or precancerous cell changes…

HIV and age-related comorbidities

The aging of HIV populations and the attendant growing risk of age-related comorbidities are no news to those involved in HIV care and to aging HIV patients themselves. Here is…

French study reveals the growing complexity of medical needs as people with HIV age

The complexity of the needs of people living with HIV will continue to increase as the population ages, and clinicians need to go beyond thinking about comorbidities to consider multimorbidities…

Canadian study links cocaine to kidney injury and dysfunction in some users

People with HIV infection are at increased risk for kidney injury. This problem of injured kidneys arises for one main reason: HIV infects key cells in the kidneys, causing inflammation.…

Mental health disorders common among people with HIV in British Columbia

Over 50% of people with HIV, many from disenfranchised groups, in British Columbia, Canada, are living with a mental health disorder, investigators report in AIDS Care. Such disorders were associated with…

HIV, HBV/HCV coinfection associated with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma

Patients with HIV who receive antiretroviral therapy have higher risk for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma if they are coinfected with hepatitis B and C viruses, according to study findings published in Annals…

Clinicians urged to manage HIV-infected elders differently from younger people

Differences in immune response to antiretroviral therapy, multimorbidity and antiretroviral toxicities are among the factors that differentiate older adults with HIV from their younger counterparts, and should influence care plans,…