This Week in HIV Research: Check Your Frailty

This Week in HIV Research: Check Your Frailty

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Thanks for joining us as we examine the latest in peer-reviewed journal studies exploring HIV-related clinical science. In this week's highlighted set of recently published studies with potential clinical relevance for HIV care providers, we find:

  • An association between frailty and chronic disease development among people with HIV over age 50.
  • Affirmation of Atripla's long-term efficacy in parts of the world that still rely on it -- but with some caveats.
  • Signs that overly restrictive eligibility criteria for hepatitis C treatment yield more lives lost in the long run.
  • A signal that nicotine is metabolized faster than normal among people living with HIV.

Come on in as we peer a little more deeply into each of these findings. To beat HIV, you have to follow the science!

Barbara Jungwirth is a freelance writer and translator based in New York. Follow Barbara on Twitter: @reliabletran.

Myles Helfand is the executive editor and general manager of TheBody and TheBodyPRO. Follow Myles on Twitter: @MylesatTheBody.

Image Credit: Credit: Hilch for iStock via Thinkstock

Thanks for joining us as we examine the latest in peer-reviewed journal studies exploring HIV-related clinical science. In this week's highlighted set of recently published studies with potential clinical relevance for HIV care providers, we find:

  • An association between frailty and chronic disease development among people with HIV over age 50.
  • Affirmation of Atripla's long-term efficacy in parts of the world that still rely on it -- but with some caveats.
  • Signs that overly restrictive eligibility criteria for hepatitis C treatment yield more lives lost in the long run.
  • A signal that nicotine is metabolized faster than normal among people living with HIV.

Come on in as we peer a little more deeply into each of these findings. To beat HIV, you have to follow the science!

Barbara Jungwirth is a freelance writer and translator based in New York. Follow Barbara on Twitter: @reliabletran.

Myles Helfand is the executive editor and general manager of TheBody and TheBodyPRO. Follow Myles on Twitter: @MylesatTheBody.

Image Credit: Credit: Hilch for iStock via Thinkstock