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Low CD4 Count Increases Risk of Heart Attack in HIV-Positive Individuals Img
Cardiovascular

Low CD4 Count Increases Risk of Heart Attack in HIV-Positive Individuals

HIV-positive individuals who have reached a CD4 count of 200 or less have a 74% higher chance of suffering a myocardial infarction (MI), the major manifestation of cardiovascular disease (CVD). This finding suggests diagnosis and treatment of HIV sho...

Toxin-Based Therapy Successfully Kills HIV-Infected Cells in Mice Img

Toxin-Based Therapy Successfully Kills HIV-Infected Cells in Mice

What is "kick and kill"? As violent as it sounds, it may be a key toward defeating HIV and saving lives.

Anal Cancer Screening Warranted for Heterosexuals With HIV, Not Just MSM Img
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Anal Cancer Screening Warranted for Heterosexuals With HIV, Not Just MSM

Heterosexual HIV-infected men and women have a high prevalence of markers associated with anal cancer, such as infection with high-risk human papillomavirus (hr-HPV) and cytological abnormalities, according to study results presented at IDWeek 2013. ...

Reduced HIV Criminalization in Switzerland After Statement on Preventative Effect of Treatment Img
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Reduced HIV Criminalization in Switzerland After Statement on Preventative Effect of Treatment

With HIV criminalization cases in the U.S. happening again and again, Switzerland has been able to reduce these instances with an appeal to science.

Recreational Drug Use Associated With Increased High-Risk Sexual Behaviors Among Young Gay Men Living With HIV Img
People Who Use Drugs

Recreational Drug Use Associated With Increased High-Risk Sexual Behaviors Among Young Gay Men Living With HIV

Intense recreational drug use and high-risk sex are strongly linked in young HIV-infected MSM (men who have sex with men). This may have negative impacts on treatment adherence and virus transmission, requiring targeted harm-reduction advice and supp...

Excessive Drinking May Be a Problem Among Young, White People With HIV Img
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Excessive Drinking May Be a Problem Among Young, White People With HIV

HIV meds appear more likely to stop working among HIV-positive people who frequently drink alcohol -- but frequent drinking doesn't seem to have a bad effect on CD4 counts.

Early Treatment and Weight Management May Prevent Common Comorbidities in Young People Living With HIV Img
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Early Treatment and Weight Management May Prevent Common Comorbidities in Young People Living With HIV

Newly diagnosed people often have two or more additional health problems, such as depression, high cholesterol or high blood pressure. But research shows all of these issues can be tackled alongside HIV.