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No Increased Risk of Liver Cancer After Hepatitis C Treatment With Direct-Acting Antivirals Img

No Increased Risk of Liver Cancer After Hepatitis C Treatment With Direct-Acting Antivirals

Individuals living with hepatitis C and cirrhosis who are treated with direct-acting antivirals do not face a higher risk of developing liver cancer when compared with untreated individuals, according to a study presented at the Liver Meeting 2016....

HIV Treatment Reduces but Does Not Abolish CNS Inflammation in Past Substance Users Img

HIV Treatment Reduces but Does Not Abolish CNS Inflammation in Past Substance Users

Antiretroviral therapy reduced systemic and central nervous system (CNS) inflammation in past substance users compared with nonusers, according to the results of a study presented at IDWeek 2016.

Gretchen Volpe, M.D., M.P.H.

Over Time, High-Dose Omega-3 May Improve Some Cardiovascular Measures in People With HIV

High-dose, long-term omega-3 supplementation appears to yield improved triglycerides and C-reactive protein levels among HIV-positive people who have elevated triglycerides, but only after more than a year of use, a new study has found.

Mark S. Freedman, M.P.H.

Anal Cancer Screening Uncommon Among HIV-Positive MSM in Care

Anal cancer screening was uncommon -- at only 11% -- among a study of HIV-positive men who have sex with men (MSM) receiving HIV care, despite this community being at a significantly higher risk for anal cancer, according to a study presented at IDWe...

Higher Rates of Eye Complications in HIV-Positive People on ART Img

Higher Rates of Eye Complications in HIV-Positive People on ART

A prospective South African study looked at rates of optical complications and associations with HIV status and time on ART, and found conditions affecting the external eye, anterior chamber or posterior chamber, but not the neuro-ophthalmic segment,...

Tenofovir-Containing ART Reduces Bone Mineral Density in Breast-Feeding Women: Results From IMPAACT P1084s Img

Tenofovir-Containing ART Reduces Bone Mineral Density in Breast-Feeding Women: Results From IMPAACT P1084s

Tenofovir DF-containing ART decreases bone mineral density in HIV-positive, breast-feeding women, according to findings presented at the 8th International Workshop on HIV Paediatrics.

Beyond Cervical Cancer: Patterns and Treatment of Gynecologic Malignancies Among Women Living With HIV Img

Beyond Cervical Cancer: Patterns and Treatment of Gynecologic Malignancies Among Women Living With HIV

With HIV-positive women living longer, cancer epidemiologist Anne F. Rositch, Ph.D., looked at contemporary trends, patterns of disease, adherence to national care guidelines and barriers to treatment of non-HPV-associated gynecologic malignancies....

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The Future of Hepatitis C Treatment

We now have a wide range of direct-acting antivirals that can cure hepatitis C. But what will the future of hepatitis C treatment look like? In a recent presentation, Jurgen K. Rockstroh, M.D., outlined what’s in store.

A Closer Look at Cancer Among People Living With HIV Img

A Closer Look at Cancer Among People Living With HIV

At a session at the 2016 International AIDS Conference, Benigno Rodríguez, M.D., M.Sc., FIDSA, summarized what researchers know about the risk of developing certain cancers among people in North America living with HIV.

What Do Vitamin D Levels at HIV Treatment Initiation Have to Do With CD4 Cell Count Recovery? Img

What Do Vitamin D Levels at HIV Treatment Initiation Have to Do With CD4 Cell Count Recovery?

Alison Abraham, Ph.D., discusses her study of whether vitamin D levels at initiation of antiretroviral therapy are associated with the post-initiation plateau and rate of rise of CD4 count.