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Parasitic disease linked to HIV infection

Women diagnosed with an infectious parasitic disease prevalent in sub-Saharan Africa are at increased risk of contracting human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), and both men and women who had this parasitic…

HIV-associated head and neck cancers have unique molecular characteristics

HIV-associated squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (HNSCC) is biologically distinct from HNSCC in non-HIV-infected patients, according to a study published in Cancer.1 The biological qualities of HIV-positive-associated…

Three kidney metrics worse with HIV than without in aging adults

Having HIV infection raised the chances of impaired kidney function by three standard measures in a Dutch comparison of aging adults living with versus without HIV. In a longitudinal analysis,…

Skin diseases remain common in older adults with HIV

Skin conditions, including syphilis, actinic keratosis, seborrheic dermatitis, and onychomycosis, remain common in patients with HIV who are older than 50, according to recent research presented at IDWeek 2017, held…

HIV quintuples risk for severe influenza

Patients with HIV receiving care at a hospital in Malawi were nearly three times more likely to have an influenza-like illness and five times more likely to develop severe influenza…

Patients suffering injuries in low & middle-income countries have higher prevalence of HIV

Both HIV and injury are major public health problems, especially in low and middle-income countries (LMICs), where the majority of problems affect multiple millions of people annually. Although both HIV…

Vagus nerve stimulation in HIV-associated depression

Depression is the top comorbidity in HIV-positive adults, with prevalence rates that are 3 to 4 times higher than those in the general population.1,2 Although standard pharmacologic and psychotherapeutic interventions…

HIV i-Base: September/October 2017 issue of HIV Treatment Bulletin now online

HIV Treatment Bulletin (HTB) is a community publication produced by HIV i-Base every two months. HTB reviews the most important advances in the clinical management of HIV and access to…

People with HIV/HCV co-infection have an increased risk of cardiovascular disease compared to people with HIV alone

People with HIV/hepatitis C virus (HCV) co-infection are between a quarter and a third more likely to develop cardiovascular disease compared to people of a similar age with HIV mono-infection,…

Asthma might be over diagnosed in children born with HIV

A team of researchers has reassessed the clinical diagnosis of asthma in children born with HIV and found that asthma seems to be overdiagnosed in these patients. Instead, the diagnosis…