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Holistic care, behavior contracts improve HIV patient outcomes

Managing patients with HIV isn’t as simple as treating the disease. These patients have complex psychosocial and physical health histories, but supportive care and commitment contracts can lead to improved…

Pulmonary artery systolic pressure higher in HIV-infected individuals

In HIV-infected veterans with high HIV viral loads or low CD4 T-cell counts, the prevalence of high pulmonary artery systolic pressure (PASP) was increased compared with uninfected people, according to…

New study shows HIV-infected women not using statins as recommended

New Rochelle, NY, December 6, 2017—A new study has shown that HIV-infected women do not use statins as recommended by the most recent guidelines. Control of blood lipid levels to…

Key challenges await an aging HIV-infected population

According to a new study, age-related health issues seem to affect people living with HIV infection (PLWH) in an accelerated or emphasized fashion due to comorbidities associated with HIV infection,…

Patients with HIV undertreated for cardiovascular events

Patients with HIV infection are less likely to be treated in accordance with guideline-recommended cardiovascular care, as well as receive lifesaving prescriptions for aspirin and statins compared with their counterparts…

New cancer management guidelines for care of people with Kaposi sarcoma

Brand-new information from the National Comprehensive Cancer Network maps out best practices for treating patients with the AIDS-related cancer. Read the full press release here.

Cardiovascular disease: the next great challenge for HIV care

On the first World AIDS Day in 1988, the outlook was bleak for people living with this strange, new, and deadly disease. Few could imagine the amazing progress to come…

Older antiretroviral regimens raise diabetes risk in HIV-positive adults

HIV-positive adults who initiated older formulations of antiretroviral therapy are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes than patients who initiated therapy between 2010 and 2015, according to study findings…

Newfound protein may prevent viral infection, cancer often linked to HIV

Study sketches a disease roadmap for a soft tissue cancer called Kaposi sarcoma. Keck School of Medicine of USC researchers have identified a human protein that could prevent cancer by…

ART reduces prevalence of cervical infection with high-risk HPV, pre-cancerous cell changes and cervical cancer

Antiretroviral therapy (ART) is associated with a lower prevalence of high-risk cervical HPV infection in women with HIV, according to the results of a meta-analysis published in Lancet HIV. Prevalence…