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Online Weight Loss Program Helps Overweight and Obese Individuals With HIV Lose Weight Img

Online Weight Loss Program Helps Overweight and Obese Individuals With HIV Lose Weight

Overweight or obese HIV-positive people randomized to an internet behavioral weight-loss program lost significantly more weight than those randomized to an internet educational program.

Higher Baseline Viral Load and Black Race Predict Severe Weight Gain on HIV Treatment Img

Higher Baseline Viral Load and Black Race Predict Severe Weight Gain on HIV Treatment

Among people starting their first antiretroviral therapy regimen, more advanced HIV disease and black race independently predicted severe weight gain through 96 weeks of follow-up.

Being Underweight or Obese Tied to Serious Non-AIDS Illnesses in D:A:D Study Img

Being Underweight or Obese Tied to Serious Non-AIDS Illnesses in D:A:D Study

Low body mass index and obesity, but not being overweight, predicted mortality and serious non-AIDS events, including cardiovascular disease and cancers, in a 41,149-person D:A:D study analysis.

Classic Risk Factors Drive Heart Attack Rates More Than HIV Variables Img

Classic Risk Factors Drive Heart Attack Rates More Than HIV Variables

Avoiding traditional cardiovascular risk factors -- high total cholesterol, hypertension and smoking -- would have the biggest impact on cutting myocardial infarction (MI) rates in North Americans with HIV.

Leah H. Rubin, Ph.D.

Women's HIV Status, Viral Suppression Tied to Differences in Cognitive Performance Over Time

Women with HIV tend to perform worse than HIV-negative women on cognitive performance tests, even after many years on treatment, new research finds -- but trends differed depending on the test and on women's treatment success.

No Evidence of Accelerated Brain Aging in HIV-Positive People on Effective ART Img

No Evidence of Accelerated Brain Aging in HIV-Positive People on Effective ART

Researchers at CROI 2017 reported no evidence of accelerating brain aging in HIV-positive people in ART, based on highly sensitive brain imaging scans and cognitive testing over two years.

Why Co-Infection May No Longer Be 'Special' Img

Why Co-Infection May No Longer Be 'Special'

Hepatitis C treatment for HIV/HCV co-infected people, sexual transmission of HCV and other news from the AASLD Liver Meeting.

Research Shows 47% Reduction in STIs Among Gay Men Who Took Doxycycline After Sex Img

Research Shows 47% Reduction in STIs Among Gay Men Who Took Doxycycline After Sex

The antibiotic, when taken within 72 hours of condomless sex, can reduce the risk of bacterial sexually transmitted infections by 47%, new research presented at CROI this week showed.

Takeaways From the 2016 Liver Meeting for Viral Hepatitis Advocates Img

Takeaways From the 2016 Liver Meeting for Viral Hepatitis Advocates

"It is critical that patients and patient advocates work closely with medical, public health and health economics experts to speak out about our nation's ability to respond to viral hepatitis," Project Inform states.

Colleen Flanigan, RN, M.S.

New York State Hepatitis C Testing Law Increases Screening and Linkage to Care

Hepatitis C testing rates increased significantly following the enactment of the New York State Hepatitis C Testing Law on Jan. 1, 2014, and linkage-to-care rates also increased, a recent study finds.