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Oral Cancer More Common Among HIV-Infected North Americans Img

Oral Cancer More Common Among HIV-Infected North Americans

A huge study has found that cancers of the oral cavity and pharynx have occurred more frequently in recent years among HIV-positive people than HIV-negative people. The reasons remain unclear, though smoking and alcohol use are possible culprits.

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Lower Malaria Risk in Children Receiving Lopinavir/Ritonavir-Based Compared to NNRTI-Based ART

Children with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa have significant morbidity and mortality risk from malaria. Interventions including bed nets and cotrimoxazole are not sufficient to decrease the risk in this population.

HIV and malaria parasites both encode ...

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High Prevalence of d4T-Associated Lipodystrophy Including Lipoatrophy in Children

Data describing lipodystrophy in children from sub-Saharan Africa are extremely limited. However use of d4T is widespread among children receiving ART in the region: in 2008 to 2009 approximately 90% of children on ART were taking d4T.

Two posters a...

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Herpes Zoster Vaccine Safe and Effective in HIV-Positive People

Encouraging results were presented from the ACTG A5247 study on the use of two doses of a live varicella zoster virus (VZV) vaccine (Zostavax, Merck) in almost 400 HIV positive people who were VZV positive or who had herpes zoster (HZ)/shingles outbr...

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South Africa: Circumcision Tied to Drop in Herpes, Too

A study of South African men ages 15-49 found that circumcision was associated with a significant reduction in herpes simplex virus 2 (HSV-2), according to data presented in Seattle at the 19th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections....

GBV-C: A Virus That Could Be Beneficial for People Living With HIV Img

GBV-C: A Virus That Could Be Beneficial for People Living With HIV

HIV-positive people who are infected with GB virus C (GBV-C) appear to have a lower mortality risk than people who aren't infected with the virus, according to studies presented at CROI 2012. Although very preliminary, the findings could open up a n...

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Pharmacokinetics of Different Rifabutin Dosing Strategies With Lopinavir/Ritonavir-Based ART

Interactions between rifampicin and protease inhibitors makes treating patients coinfected with HIV and TB more complicated.

Rifabutin is an alternative rifamycin, which can be used in patients receiving a protease inhibitor. Recent findings suggest...

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When to Start ART in Patients Co-Infected With TB: Results From Two Trials Presented at CROI

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Introduction

The complex question of the optimal time to start antiretroviral therapy (ART) in HIV-positive patients co-infected with TB was the subject of two important presen...

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First Results From Telaprevir in HIV/HCV Coinfection

The most important study relating to hepatitis C coinfection was the late-breaker presentation of interim results from the first study using the HCV NS3/4A serine protease inhibitor telaprevir in people with HIV/HCV coinfection.

Community pressure l...

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HCV Reinfection Rates in HIV-Positive Gay Men

Several research groups that highlighted the increased rates of sexual HCV transmission in HIV-positive gay men have also included reports of reinfection with HCV after achieving successful HCV treatment.

In a cohort of 62 HIV-positive men from the ...