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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.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) has been a leading cause of death globally (currently third highest) for at least the last 25 years. The main risk factor for COPD is cigarette smoking.
Many HIV positive people never achieve a CD4 recovery to greater than 500 cells/mL on ART even after many years on treatment. The role of residual immune activation in this response is unknown and as statins have anti-inflammatory effects, their pote...
Initiation of antiretroviral therapy usually leads to increased weight and body mass index (BMI) that might be associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and type-2 diabetes.
This year's Keystone Symposia on Molecular Mechanisms of HIV Pathogenesis (X7) and HIV Vaccine Development (X8) were held in British Columbia's Whistler Resort, Canada, from 12-18 April 2004.
This highly specialised and relatively small annual meeti...