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Diabetes risk associated with cirrhosis, not chronic HCV infection, in HIV+ positive patients

In patients infected with HIV, cirrhosis but not chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is associated with an increased risk for diabetes mellitus (DM), according to a large, multicenter study…

Superior AIDS-Kaposi’s sarcoma treatment identified

A clinical trial funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and National Cancer Institute comparing three chemotherapy regimens in combination with antiretroviral treatment (ART) for treatment…

HIV-related factors not associated with increased risk of suicide among people with HIV in France

Approximately 4% of deaths among people with HIV in France are due to suicide, investigators report in HIV Medicine. Suicide incidence remained stable over 13 years of follow-up, but HIV-related…

Opioid overdose survivors face continued health challenges, higher death rate

Survivors of opioid overdose are at great risk of dying in the year after overdose, but the deaths are not always caused by drug use, a new study reveals. In…

Assessment of chronic opioid therapy in people living with HIV

No association was found between the risk of opioid misuse and receipt of or satisfaction with chronic opioid therapy (COT) in people living with HIV (PLHIV), according to findings from…

Fatigue with HIV could have reversible cause

Many of the cases of fatigue and difficulty sleeping that are common in persons with HIV infection could be caused by obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), according to assessment from a…

Viral suppression reduces cancer risk but does not affect common cancers

People with HIV whose viral load has been fully suppressed for at least two years have a significantly lower risk of developing any form of cancer than other people with…

Frailty in men with HIV linked with bone weakness, muscle loss and large waist

Frailty is twice as prevalent in middle-aged and elderly HIV-positive men as in their HIV-negative peers, investigators from the Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study (MACS) report in AIDS. Risk factors were…

Achieving long-term viral suppression may reduce risk of AIDS-related cancers

Long-term viral suppression from antiretroviral therapy (ART) may reduce the risk of both AIDS-defining cancer (ADC) and non-ADC (NADC) among patients with HIV, according to a study published in the Annals of…

Low CD4 count in patients with HIV prolongs influenza viral shedding

HIV-infected individuals with a low CD4 count experienced a longer duration of influenza virus shedding, according to findings published in The Journal of Infectious Diseases. “Prolonged shedding of influenza viruses…