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Pharmacist involvement in HIV management of patients with mental illness leads to better outcomes

Pharmacist involvement in the HIV management of patients with mental illness could increase the appropriateness of antiretroviral therapy (ART), laboratory testing, and opportunistic infection (OI) prophylaxis. In findings presented at…

NIH $17 million grant will promote healthy aging in men and women with HIV

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded a seven-year grant totalling $17 million to researchers at Emory University to study the impact of chronic health conditions – including heart,…

Subclinical findings may explain heart failure risk in women with HIV

Asymptomatic aging women with HIV who are being treated with ART exhibited increased myocardial fibrosis and reduced diastolic function compared with women who are not infected with HIV, according to…

Recent immunosuppression, persistently high HIV load predict lymphoma risk

Recent immunosuppression, which causes a drop in CD4 T-cell levels, and prolonged exposure to high HIV viral load are two independent predictors of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma among people living with HIV, a…

Travel-related health problems common among HIV-positive migrants in France who visit sub-Saharan Africa

Travel-related illnesses – especially diarrhoea, respiratory complaints and malaria – are common among HIV-positive sub-Saharan African migrants visiting their countries of origin, according to a study by Dr Thierry Pistone…

Anal cancer treatment less effective and more likely to cause side-effects in people with HIV

Localised chemo-radiation therapy for anal cancer has poorer outcomes and is more likely to cause side-effects in people with HIV, according to the results of a meta-analysis published in the…

Chemotherapy improves survival of AIDS-related lymphoma patients, study finds

Patients with AIDS-related lymphoma have better survival outcomes when standard chemotherapy is added to their combined antiretroviral therapy (cART), a new study shows. The study, “The clinical features and prognosis…

Antibiotics: beneficial side effects are starting to come to light

The discovery of antibiotics in the 1920s has contributed to longer and healthier lives, and they are now being used more widely than ever before. The main reason that antibiotics are…

Infants exposed to HIV have greater risk of RSV-related hospitalizations

HIV exposure significantly increased the risk of hospitalization for respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infections among infants younger than 5 months, according to a recent study in South Africa. RSV causes…

CROI 2019: Young people born with HIV more likely to have “mild” verbal memory test deficits if they have ever had an AIDS-defining condition

No significant difference between others born with HIV and matched HIV-negative peers A study presented at this year’s Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2019) in Seattle found that young…