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HIV Researchers Weigh In on Ebola Outbreak

With the Ebola outbreak making headlines, many have drawn comparisons to the early days of the AIDS epidemic. We asked HIV researchers and clinicians what their opinions were on the current Ebola epidemic.

Comparing Older and Younger Patients Starting HIV Treatment Img
Older Adults (Ages 50+)

Comparing Older and Younger Patients Starting HIV Treatment

There were no apparent differences between older (aged 50 and up) and younger people living with HIV who initiated antiretroviral treatment in terms of the CD4 and virologic responses; however, blood chemistry and metabolic complications did differ, ...

Significantly Less BMD Loss With HIV Therapy That Doesn't Contain Tenofovir/Emtricitabine Img
Bone

Significantly Less BMD Loss With HIV Therapy That Doesn't Contain Tenofovir/Emtricitabine

Raltegravir was associated with significantly less bone mineral density (BMD) loss in the hip and lumbar spine than was tenofovir/emtricitabine when used as part of a first-line antiretroviral therapy regimen that contained darunavir boosted with rit...

Intensive Intervention Re-Engages Patients Lost to Care in Inner-City Philadelphia Clinic Img
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Intensive Intervention Re-Engages Patients Lost to Care in Inner-City Philadelphia Clinic

Actively identifying patients living with HIV who have been lost to care and then implementing a brief, focused, patient-oriented bundled intervention in two dedicated office visits improved re-engagement in HIV care at a large urban HIV clinic in Ph...

Factors Associated With 10 Years of Continuous Viral Load Suppression on HIV Treatment Img
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Factors Associated With 10 Years of Continuous Viral Load Suppression on HIV Treatment

There is no magic formula for achieving at least 10 years of continuous viral load suppression in people living with HIV. However, a poster presented at IDWeek 2014 shows several factors that may be associated with continuous viral load suppression....

Cardiovascular Disease Risk Missed in Many HIV-Positive Veterans Despite Better Risk-Assessment Tool Img
Conference Coverage

Cardiovascular Disease Risk Missed in Many HIV-Positive Veterans Despite Better Risk-Assessment Tool

The 2013 ACC/AHA PCE score is found to be a better predictor of cardiovascular disease than the Framingham risk score, but it still failed to identify many HIV-positive U.S. veterans who subsequently had a cardiovascular event, according to a retrosp...

Preventing and Treating HIV-Associated Bone Disease Img
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Preventing and Treating HIV-Associated Bone Disease

Given the elevated risk of osteoporosis in people living with HIV -- especially in men over 50 and postmenopausal women -- "clinicians need to be aware of optimal screening and management of bone disease," according to Todd T. Brown, M.D., Ph.D., of ...

HOPE Act May Not Help People Living With HIV in Need of Organ Transplants Img
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HOPE Act May Not Help People Living With HIV in Need of Organ Transplants

The goal of the U.S. HOPE Act is to develop research protocols and criteria to establish whether and how organ transplant policies should change, but it might not actually lead to a significant increase in the availability of high-quality organs for ...

Prevalence of Cancer-Causing HPV High Among Women Living With HIV Img
Sexually Transmitted Infections

Prevalence of Cancer-Causing HPV High Among Women Living With HIV

A high prevalence of oncogenic human papillomavirus (HPV) was found in both the anus and the cervix of women living with HIV -- though the prevalence was highest in the anal canal, according to a multicenter French study.

COPD May Be Common and Underdiagnosed in People Living With HIV Img
Cardiovascular

COPD May Be Common and Underdiagnosed in People Living With HIV

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) was found in 9% of people living with HIV in a large French cohort -- and 77% of the cases were previously undiagnosed.