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Six-Week Ledipasvir/Sofosbuvir in HIV-Positive Patients With Acute HCV Img
CROI (Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections)

Six-Week Ledipasvir/Sofosbuvir in HIV-Positive Patients With Acute HCV

Researchers investigated using the combined ledipasvir/sofosbuvir for only six weeks in a small group of HIV-positive people diagnosed with acute hepatitis C.

High Prevalence of Multiple High-Risk HPV Infections in Young HIV-Positive Gay Men Img
Sexually Transmitted Infections

High Prevalence of Multiple High-Risk HPV Infections in Young HIV-Positive Gay Men

A study investigated whether the baseline epidemiology of HPV infection in young HIV-positive MSM may help guide primary and secondary prevention strategies.

Anal Cancer and HPV Screening in HIV-Positive People Img
Cancer

Anal Cancer and HPV Screening in HIV-Positive People

Anal cancer is a serious issue in people with HIV even after long term ART. Charles Lacey from University of York discussed approaches to prevent HPV associated anal cancer in HIV-positive people.

Increasing Demand for Community Treatment Information Services Img
News

Increasing Demand for Community Treatment Information Services

A review of the treatment information services provided by HIV i-Base and their use over the last year.

Non Alcohol Fatty Acid Liver Disease: An Emerging Problem Img

Non Alcohol Fatty Acid Liver Disease: An Emerging Problem

A UK study reviewed the prevalence of non-alcohol fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and non-alcoholic steatohepatitis, which is secondary to NAFLD, in the general population and in HIV-positive people, as well as the increasing incidence of obesity.

HIV-Positive People on ART Have Impaired Alveolar Immunity Img
News

HIV-Positive People on ART Have Impaired Alveolar Immunity

Some interesting immunological results suggest that macrophages in the lungs of HIV-positive people may be impaired, even after viral suppression on ART.

New HBV Drugs and Non-Viral Liver Disease in HIV-Positive People Img

New HBV Drugs and Non-Viral Liver Disease in HIV-Positive People

Chronic hepatitis B infection affects 350 million people worldwide and causes more than 600,000 deaths per year. Despite the prevalence of this virus, it is still poorly understood. Several challenges include achieving a cure, understanding the natur...

Alcohol Risks Higher in HIV-Positive People and Linked to Increased Mortality Img
News

Alcohol Risks Higher in HIV-Positive People and Linked to Increased Mortality

Alcohol may affect HIV-positive people differently and be an independent factor related to all cause mortality, according to a paper from one of the largest U.S. cohort studies.

Broad CD8 Cell Responses Are Required to Overcome Dominance of CTL Escape in Latent HIV Reservoir Img

Broad CD8 Cell Responses Are Required to Overcome Dominance of CTL Escape in Latent HIV Reservoir

Results published in the journal Nature reveal that in chronic HIV infection the latent reservoir is almost entirely composed of viral sequences that have evolved escape mutations against cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTL).

Impact of Smoking on Life Expectancy in HIV Infection Img
Cardiovascular

Impact of Smoking on Life Expectancy in HIV Infection

Smoking may double the risk of mortality for HIV-positive people according to results from a large collaborative HIV cohort study of people who have been on antiretroviral therapy for more than one year.