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Say Goodbye to 'Risk'

Using the words "at risk" is risky in itself. It has the potential to turn people off -- and away from HIV prevention messages.

By Enid Vazquez for Positively Aware
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Treating Pneumonia in the Immunocompromised

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports on updated recommendations for the use of pneumonia vaccination in people who are immunocompromised, including people with HIV, in its October 12, 2012 Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report...

By Enid Vazquez for Positively Aware
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African-Americans

African-American Women With HIV/HCV Less Likely to Die From Liver Disease

University of California San Francisco (UCSF) researchers have found that among women co-infected with HIV and hepatitis C virus (HCV), African Americans were less likely to die of liver disease. Of nearly 800 women enrolled in the Women's Interagenc...

By Enid Vazquez for Positively Aware
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Disclosure Among Teens Born Positive

"A study published by the Pediatric HIV/AIDS Cohort Study (PHACS) shows that, as with adults, disclosure of a positive HIV status to potential sex partners can be difficult for teenagers who were born HIV-positive," Enid Vázquez reports for _Positive...

By Enid Vazquez for Positively Aware
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Changes in Viramune XR Tablets for Kids

The FDA approved changes to the Viramune (nevirapine) Extended-Release (XR) tablet label to include the 100-mg tablet and dosing information for children ages six to 18 years. Previously, only 200-mg immediate release (IR) tablets or 400-mg extended ...

By Enid Vazquez for Positively Aware
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Black People Experience Less Viral Suppression

"Black people have less HIV virologic success (as shown by a drop in their viral load) than whites, according to a look at six gold-standard studies in HIV treatment with a total of nearly 5,000 individuals," Positively Aware reports.

By Jeff Berry and Enid Vazquez for Positively Aware
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Conference Coverage

Echoes of Violence: A Study Makes a Connection Between Recent Abuse and Mortality

Interview with Kathleen M. Weber, R.N. on the study, "The Effect of Gender-Based Violence (GBV) on Mortality: A Longitudinal Study of U.S. Women with and at Risk for HIV," at the 19th International AIDS Conference, July 2012 in Washington, D.C.

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By Enid Vazquez for Positively Aware
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Conference Coverage

Vulnerability and Empowerment: At the International AIDS Conference, an Examination of Sexual Abuse and Violence Against Women -- and Men

A history of recent abuse increases the risk of death by 40% in HIV-positive women, U.S. researchers reported at the 19th International AIDS Conference, held in Washington, D.C. in July.

Of note, men were also discussed in the session "Reducing Wome...

By Enid Vazquez for Positively Aware
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Neurocognitive

Sustiva, Atripla Tied to Neurologic Toxicity

A team of researchers from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine reported that the way the body metabolizes the HIV medication efavirenz may contribute to cognitive (brain function-related) impairment. Efavirenz is sold under the brand name Sus...

By Enid Vazquez for Positively Aware
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Cure-Focused Research Grants Announced by amfAR

Three new grants from the Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR) have been awarded as part of the foundation's recent efforts to spur studies into HIV eradication. The grants will fund a range of studies seeking different paths toward a potential cure ...

By Enid Vazquez for Positively Aware