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Vitamin D Supplementation May Offset Tenofovir-Related Increases in Parathyroid Hormone Levels

Increases in parathyroid hormone (PTH) levels are associated with potential bone risks, and have also been tied to both vitamin D deficiency and Viread (tenofovir) use. A recent study found that young adults on Viread have elevated PTH regardless of ...

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Lower Limb Fat, Higher Belly Fat Associated With Mortality in People With HIV; BMI Measurements Questioned

The following is our transcript of a press conference that took place on March 1 at CROI 2011. In it, Rebecca Scherzer, Ph.D., summarized the findings of a study she was presenting at the conference entitled, "Decreased Limb Muscle and Increased Cent...

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FDA Report Suggests Abacavir May Not Increase Myocardial Infarction Risk After All

In a poster that was presented on March 2 at the 18th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2011), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reported that it has found no evidence of an association between abacavir (ABC, Zia...

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The "Big Bang Theory" of Neurocognitive Decline in HIV: Inflammation Plays a Role

Initial HIV infection is characterized by a massive immune response, a "cytokine storm." This immune activation is reduced by antiretroviral therapy, but never returns to normal levels. This initial "big bang" has damaging effects, some of which do n...

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The Slow Decline: An Update on Neurological Complications Among People With HIV

I interviewed Bruce Brew, M.D., who spoke on neuropathogenesis at the Workshop for New Investigators and Trainees as the 18th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections opened in Boston, Mass., on Feb. 27. The video of the interview, whi...

Second Bioplasty Congress in Mexico: PMMA for Facial and Buttock Lipoatrophy Img

Second Bioplasty Congress in Mexico: PMMA for Facial and Buttock Lipoatrophy

Nelson Vergel, TheBody.com's resident expert on nutrition and exercise, recently attended a major meeting of cosmetic and dermatology physicians from Latin America. In this recap, Vergel summarizes the information presented there regarding the use of...

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Treatment of Co-Infection Despite Very Low CD4+ Cell Counts

Because hepatitis C treatment can temporarily reduce a person's CD4 count, HIV/hepatitis C-coinfected people are generally urged to start hep C therapy only if their CD4 count is well above 200. However, recent study results suggest this logic may n...

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Factors Affecting Early Discontinuation of Hepatitis C Therapy

Hepatitis C virus (HCV) can invade the liver, damaging this organ. Prolonged liver damage can cause severe complications. In cases of co-infection with HIV the pace of this damage speeds up. HCV infection can also lead to the development of liver can...

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Studies Highlight Vitamin D Deficiency Prevalence and Possible Risk Factors in People With HIV

At the XVIII International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2010), a noteworthy oral poster discussion entitled "Shining Light on Vitamin D Deficiency" showcased six studies that tried to identify risk factors that made HIV-positive people more susceptible to v...

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Going Beyond HIV: Doctors Urged to Fight Patients' Other Illnesses Too

The care of HIV-positive individuals should include close attention to the co-morbid conditions that can arise from the infection or HIV treatment, says a study presented at the recent 18th International AIDS Conference in Vienna.

"We just want to m...