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HCV Treatment in Advanced Liver Disease Img
Hepatitis C

HCV Treatment in Advanced Liver Disease

Despite being cured of hepatitis C, "patients with advanced liver disease may still be at considerable risk of [developing symptoms associated with cirrhosis] and liver cancer," according to researchers in the Target Consortium.

Study Finds High Burden of Psychosocial Issues Among PEP Users Img
News

Study Finds High Burden of Psychosocial Issues Among PEP Users

Researchers examining issues facing post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) users found that 74% of study participants had at least one psychosocial issue, including depression and/or problematic drug or alcohol use.

Study Uncovers High Rates of Loneliness Among Older HIV-Positive People Img
Older Adults (Ages 50+)

Study Uncovers High Rates of Loneliness Among Older HIV-Positive People

Researchers studying quality of life for people with HIV over 50 found that 58% of study participants experienced some degree of loneliness.

After Hepatitis C Cure, Kidney Problems Linked to Cocaine Use Img
Hepatitis C

After Hepatitis C Cure, Kidney Problems Linked to Cocaine Use

For people who used cocaine after being cured of HCV, the health of their kidneys declined at a relatively rapid pace.

Heavy Marijuana Use Linked to Heart Problems in HIV-Positive People Img
Cardiovascular

Heavy Marijuana Use Linked to Heart Problems in HIV-Positive People

Researchers found that heavy marijuana use increased the risk for complications of cardiovascular disease -- including heart attack and stroke -- regardless of whether the study participants also smoked tobacco and regardless of the presence of other...

On-Demand PEP to Prevent HIV Infection Img

On-Demand PEP to Prevent HIV Infection

Doctors in Toronto did something novel: They prescribed post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) in advance so that in case of potential exposure patients can initiate PEP on their own and then subsequently seek medical attention.

Will De-Simplification of HIV Treatment Become Common in High-Income Countries? Img

Will De-Simplification of HIV Treatment Become Common in High-Income Countries?

As more people start HIV treatment, researchers are exploring ways to cut costs. Single tablets can be replaced by a few pills comprising cheaper generic drugs.

Who Tends to Gain Weight With HIV Treatment? Img
News

Who Tends to Gain Weight With HIV Treatment?

Researchers found that people taking common combinations of HIV drugs had increases in weight and body mass index, and those who were relatively thin or older prior to starting therapy were most likely to gain weight.

PrEP's Social Impact on the Lives of Some Gay Men in Toronto Img
Men Who Have Sex With Men

PrEP's Social Impact on the Lives of Some Gay Men in Toronto

Researchers found that a large proportion of men felt the need to conceal their use of PrEP from friends, family and sexual partners because of attitudes toward PrEP use.

Pitavastatin Found to Reduce Levels of Bad Cholesterol and Inflammation Img
Cardiovascular

Pitavastatin Found to Reduce Levels of Bad Cholesterol and Inflammation

A one-year clinical trial has found that this potent statin can help to normalize cholesterol levels in HIV-positive people.