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Men With HIV Wasting History Run Higher Risk of Later Physical Debility Img

Men With HIV Wasting History Run Higher Risk of Later Physical Debility

Years after their body weight stabilized, HIV-positive men with a wasting history had significantly lower grip strength than HIV-positive men who never had wasting, according to a Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study (MACS) analysis.

A Drug for Neck Fat, and Some Thoughts on Fat Accumulation Syndromes in HIV Img

A Drug for Neck Fat, and Some Thoughts on Fat Accumulation Syndromes in HIV

"Various fat accumulation syndromes remain a bedeviling problem for our patients," writes Paul Sax, M.D. A newly approved fat-removal drug has him wondering about its potential value for people with HIV.

Fat Gains After Starting HIV Treatment Associated With High Viral Loads Img

Fat Gains After Starting HIV Treatment Associated With High Viral Loads

Having a high viral load when starting treatment was most consistently associated with body composition changes after starting antiretroviral therapy.

Abdominal Body Fat Gains on ART and Viral Load: It Matters Where You Start Img

Abdominal Body Fat Gains on ART and Viral Load: It Matters Where You Start

Researchers found that people with higher viral loads when they first start ART are more likely to have substantial body composition changes than those who start treatment with a lower viral load.

Mood Stabilizers and Metabolic Issues Img

Mood Stabilizers and Metabolic Issues

HIV-positive people are at increased risk for issues affecting their mental health and emotional well-being. In cases of severe mental health issues, a class of drugs called antipsychotics is sometimes used. Healthcare providers and some patients hav...

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Washington, D.C.: Why Whitman-Walker Health Is Offering Botox to HIV Patients

This article was reported by the Washington Business Journal.

The Washington Business Journal reported that Washington D.C.'s Whitman-Walker Health, a health center that specializes in HIV care, recently began offering Botox and Juvederm to its pati...

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Darunavir-Ritonavir Monotherapy: Impact on Fat and Bones

Darunavir is a powerful protease inhibitor. In a previous trial called Monet, results showed that switching to darunavir-ritonavir monotherapy from standard triple therapy (ART) is roughly as effective as ART.

The Monarch Study

In a substudy of a t...

Maraviroc + Raltegravir: Caution Needed Img

Maraviroc + Raltegravir: Caution Needed

Researchers in France conducted an exploratory study with 44 HIV-positive participants. Their average age was 55 years and they had been taking ART for 15 years. For the five years prior to the study, their viral loads were less than 50 copies/ml.

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Unusual and Rare HIV Complication Described in San Francisco Img

Unusual and Rare HIV Complication Described in San Francisco

HIV infection has always been associated with changes in weight and body shape. In the early 1980s when this infection was new and did not yet have an official name, in parts of southern Africa it was called "slim disease" because of the dramatic imp...

Liquid Injectable Silicone Effective, Safe for Treating HIV Patients With Facial Lipoatrophy: Study Img

Liquid Injectable Silicone Effective, Safe for Treating HIV Patients With Facial Lipoatrophy: Study

Canadian researchers tested liquid injectable silicone because temporary filler treatments, which are not permanent, could result in high costs due to repeated applications.