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Abdominal Body Fat Gains on ART and Viral Load: It Matters Where You Start Img

Abdominal Body Fat Gains on ART and Viral Load: It Matters Where You Start

Researchers found that people with higher viral loads when they first start ART are more likely to have substantial body composition changes than those who start treatment with a lower viral load.

Cardiovascular Complications in Patients Living With HIV Img

Cardiovascular Complications in Patients Living With HIV

Virginia Triant, M.D., M.P.H., provided an in-depth overview on what is now known about the context and pathophysiology of cardiovascular disease in people living with HIV -- as the understanding of these complications has evolved considerably in rec...

Prevention and Management of HIV-Associated Cardiovascular Disease Img

Prevention and Management of HIV-Associated Cardiovascular Disease

"Our understanding of mechanisms of HIV-associated cardiovascular disease (CVD) has not yet translated into tailored clinical interventions," says Virginia Triant, M.D., M.P.H., who provided strategies for healthcare providers to integrate the preven...

Long-Term Tenofovir Use Associated With Higher Rates of Kidney Problems Img

Long-Term Tenofovir Use Associated With Higher Rates of Kidney Problems

Renal dysfunction was more likely in patients who had taken tenofovir (Truvada, TDF) longer, were older, or also had diabetes or hypertension, according to a study presented at IDWeek 2014.

HIV-Positive Men Taking Erectile Dysfunction Drugs More Likely to Take Sexual Risks and Have Syphilis Img

HIV-Positive Men Taking Erectile Dysfunction Drugs More Likely to Take Sexual Risks and Have Syphilis

HIV-positive men who had been prescribed medication for erectile dysfunction had a higher rate of syphilis and were more likely to have engaged in sexual risk behaviors than those who had not been prescribed such drugs, according to a study presented...

Asking About Sexual History More Likely to Get HIV-Positive Patients Tested for Syphilis Img

Asking About Sexual History More Likely to Get HIV-Positive Patients Tested for Syphilis

Patients living with HIV who had had their sexual history taken were four times more likely to be tested for syphilis than those who had no such history documented, according to a study presented at IDWeek 2014, highlighting the importance of obtaini...

Comparing Older and Younger Patients Starting HIV Treatment Img

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, ...

Does Timing of Flu Vaccination Affect Immunity for HIV-Positive Patients? Img

Does Timing of Flu Vaccination Affect Immunity for HIV-Positive Patients?

More HIV-positive patients who were vaccinated against influenza early in the season got the flu compared to those vaccinated after mid-November, according to a study at IDWeek 2014, raising questions about whether timing of vaccination matters.

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

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...

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

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...