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Study finds shift in cancers as HIV-positive people age

People living with HIV are at increased risk for some cancers. This risk arises from several factors, including co-infection with viruses that have the potential to cause cancer, elevated rates…

HIV-positive gay and bisexual men have increased risk of hospitalisation with anxiety and mood disorders, a risk factor for later mortality

HIV-positive gay and bisexual men are almost ten times more likely to be hospitalised because of mood and anxiety disorders than men in the general population, according to Australian research…

Managing non-communicable diseases among people living with HIV

Speakers at the recent 21st International AIDS Conference in Durban addressed non-communicable diseases (NCDs) -- including cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, cancers, and other illnesses -- which have become more common complications…

Citizen News Service shares TB webinar

Follow CNS Webinars on current global health priorities on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Website, Email Be welcome to watch the webinar recording or listen/download the webinar's audio podcast. On Tuesday, 30th August,…

High Incidence of HCV Reinfection Among HIV+ Gay Men in Western Europe

"There is a very high incidence of hepatitis C virus (HCV) reinfection among HIV-positive men who have sex with men (MSM) in western Europe, according to research presented at the…

Depression increases risk of heart attack for adults with HIV

NAM/AIDSMAP's Nick Carter discusses in this article these latest results that suggest that major depression plays a role in the increased heart attack risk of older people living with HIV.…

HIV not a risk factor for fibrosis progression in people with hepatitis C

This article from NAM/AIDSMAP (part of their INFOHEP initiative) discusses how HIV does not worsen fibrosis in people living with HCV. "HIV co-infection is not associated with accelerated progression of…

Poor kidney function associated with increased cardiovascular risk for people with HIV

Renal impairment is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in HIV-positive individuals, according to data from a large observational cohort study published in the online edition of…

Changing trends in HIV-related cancers

Effective antiretroviral therapy alters the landscape While earlier and more widespread use of effective antiretroviral therapy (ART) for HIV in this millennium has likely contributed to the dramatic decline in…

All systems GO: Three organ systems affected by aging, medications and HIV

Aging is an unavoidable characteristic of living. As we get older, our bodies change. Outwardly, our skin develops wrinkles, our hair grays, and inside we change as well. Organ systems…