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Using Electronic Medical Records to Help Place Patients in the HCV Care Cascade Img

Using Electronic Medical Records to Help Place Patients in the HCV Care Cascade

What if an electronic medical record-based algorithm could make it easier and quicker to place individuals living with hepatitis C in the care cascade? That's exactly what one study is looking into, as it aims to help identify and get individuals wit...

HIV-Associated Neurocognitive Disorders and the Gut Microbiome Img

HIV-Associated Neurocognitive Disorders and the Gut Microbiome

One study set out to evaluate the role that the microbiome plays in HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders. Terri Wilder, M.S.W., spoke with study author Josue Perez-Santiago, Ph.D., at CROI 2017.

Less Than Half of People With HIV Who Are Eligible for Statins Receive Them Img

Less Than Half of People With HIV Who Are Eligible for Statins Receive Them

There is a significant "statin treatment gap" for people living with HIV, with only 47% of people eligible for statins receiving them in 2013, according to a recent study.

Incidence of All Cancers but Lung Cancer Drops After HIV Group Stops Smoking Img

Incidence of All Cancers but Lung Cancer Drops After HIV Group Stops Smoking

Incidence of all cancers combined fell in the years after HIV-positive people stopped smoking, according to results of a nine-year 35,424-person analysis.

Higher Bilirubin Linked to Lower Cardiovascular Disease Risk Regardless of HIV Img

Higher Bilirubin Linked to Lower Cardiovascular Disease Risk Regardless of HIV

Higher total bilirubin predicted incident cardiovascular disease in an analysis of 98,405 U.S. veterans with or without HIV infection.

Mental Health Complications of HIV Insufficiently Studied Img

Mental Health Complications of HIV Insufficiently Studied

The effect of even well-controlled HIV on the brain is not receiving enough attention. Now that people living with HIV no longer need to focus only on survival, quality-of-life issues must be addressed.

IL-1β Inhibitor Lowers Arterial Inflammation in Adults With Controlled HIV Img

IL-1β Inhibitor Lowers Arterial Inflammation in Adults With Controlled HIV

One subcutaneous dose of canakinumab, a monoclonal antibody to IL-1β, significantly reduced arterial inflammation in 10 individuals with well-controlled HIV.

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.