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New 20-minute screening test identifies HIV neurocognitive disorder

A 20-minute computer screening test had 100% sensitivity and 98% specificity for identifying symptomatic HIV-associated neurocognitive disorder (HAND) when compared with a standard eight-domain neurocognitive battery, according to results of…

Brain fitness leads to improvement for some HIV-positive people

In Canada and other high-income countries the widespread availability of potent combination anti-HIV therapy (commonly called ART) has made severe HIV-related brain injury rare in the current era. Instead, researchers…

Pneumococcal infections decrease in patients with suppressed HIV

Pneumococcal infections among patients with virologically suppressed HIV decreased significantly in recent years, according to data from a retrospective, case-controlled study. Researchers suggest changing vaccination strategies from a systematic approach…

Omega-3 fatty acids may reduce triglycerides and improve inflammation in people with HIV

Long-term use of omega-3 fatty acid supplements was associated with reduced levels of triglycerides and the inflammation biomarker C-reactive protein (CRP) in HIV-positive people with suppressed viral load, according to…

New toolkit supports communities to demand optimal HIV treatment

Revised, updated and expanded Advocacy for Community Treatment (ACT) Toolkit launched at Regional activist workshops in Panama and South Africa The second edition of the Advocacy for Community Treatment (ACT)…

Receptor that may allow HIV to infect kidney cells identified

HIV-1 associated nephropathy (HIVAN) is a kidney condition that can arise in HIV-positive patients of African ancestry who are not treated appropriately with antiretroviral therapy. Despite many years of extensive…

Seven agents, including HIV, added to U.S. list of carcinogens

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said on Thursday (November 3) added seven new agents, including HIV and an industrial solvent, to its list of carcinogens. The list…

IDWeek 2016, NATAP reports

  IDWeek 2016, October 26-30, 2016, New Orleans Meta-analysis sees much higher STI risk in MSM on vs not on PrEP Assessing the needs of older HIV-positive adults Depression and…

HIV, HPV and cervical cancer—leveraging synergies to save women’s lives

UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibé delivered keynote remarks at the opening of the World Cancer Congress in Paris, France, on 31 October. This year more than 3500 leaders, cancer experts…

Only a small proportion of HIV-positive gay men receive anal cancer screening

In the absence of national screening guidelines, only 11% of HIV-positive gay and bisexual men in the U.S. received anal Pap smears to detect anal cancer or precancerous cell changes…