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CROI 2019: Nutrition, sanitation interventions improve neurodevelopment in HIV-exposed children

SEATTLE — Researchers found that combining nutrition and sanitation interventions led to improved motor and cognitive development in children aged 2 years in rural Zimbabwe, according to study results presented…

Preventing non-AIDS-related comorbidities in adults aging with HIV

Interventions to reduce traditional risk factors such as smoking, elevated total cholesterol, hypertension, and chronic hepatitis C infection can improve the proportion of non-AIDS-defining cancer, myocardial infarction, and end-stage liver…

CROI 2019: Detectable HIV and lower CD4 count raise liver cancer risk

HIV-positive people with a higher viral load over a longer period appear more likely to develop hepatocellular carcinoma. People with HIV who spend more time with a detectable viral load…

CROI 2019: NATAP reports

Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI), 4-7 March 2019, Seattle, Washington, USA HIV tied to almost 2-fold lower breast cancer survival  Probiotic does not alter inflammation/activation markers in group…

CROI 2019: COPD tied to higher MI risk in HIV-positive people

Higher risk seen for supply-demand mismatch as with sepsis, though mechanisms of association unclear SEATTLE -- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) was linked with a two-fold increased risk of acute…

CROI 2019: Sudden cardiac death is more common in people with HIV

Deaths caused by sudden cardiac arrest are significantly more common in people living with HIV than the general population and were more likely to be associated with overdose or kidney…

CROI 2019: Women with HIV may have higher breast cancer mortality

HIV-positive women with breast cancer appear to have decreased survival compared with HIV-negative women, according to a cohort study from Botswana presented yesterday at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic…

Experts tackle major cardiovascular issues in treating patients with HIV

Now that people infected with HIV are living longer due to effective therapies, it is imperative to understand why their risks from cardiovascular disease about 50 percent higher than the…

Factors associated with CVD and mortality in HIV patients

Factors associated with the development of fatal or nonfatal cardiovascular disease (CVD) events in a cohort of people with HIV from multiple Asian countries were older age and treatable risk…

What are the treatment challenges for the over 50s in Africa?

Although older adults in Uganda showed a high regard for the importance of antiretroviral treatment, structural factors such as wait times and ageism still provide barriers to adherence. How do…