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Body Mass Index Among People With HIV Is Rising Much Faster Than in the General Population

People living with HIV in the U.S. are experiencing increases in body mass index at a rate three times greater than that of the general U.S. population, according to new research presented at AIDS 2020.

By Myles Helfand
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This Week in HIV Research: A Heart-y Exploration

Feb. 20, 2020: Protease inhibitors and heart attack risk; HIV status and pericardial adipose tissue volume; cardiovascular risk profiles on TDF vs. TAF; hemostatic profiles in older people living with HIV.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
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This Week in HIV Research: Much Ado About Lipids

Oct. 17, 2019: Tesamorelin as treatment for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease; reversing lipid changes via TDF => TAF => TDF; statin use and reduced chronic kidney disease risk; statin use and (no) reduced HIV persistence.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
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One Class of HIV Drugs Is Associated With Weight Gain. What's the Latest?

The question of whether INSTIs cause weight gain continues to be debated. This story draws together some research on which drugs are associated with weight gain or other metabolic changes.

By Sony Salzman
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This Week in HIV Research: New Insights Into Cardiovascular Risk

Oct. 3, 2019: The sexual divide in HIV-related heart disease; weight gain among women on integrase inhibitors; HIV's association with non-specific health conditions; hopeful trends in self-reported neurocognitive impairment.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
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Long-Term Treated HIV No Defense Against Diabetes Risk

Even in the modern treatment era, HIV-positive men who have sex with men are developing diabetes at an extremely high rate.

By Barbara Jungwirth
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This Week in HIV Research: Our High Tally of Glucose Disorders

Long-term glucose disorders; anal vs. cervical HPV; PrEP adherence among U.S. veterans; economic incentives to spur HIV testing.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
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Better Blood Sugar Control in People With Diabetes After HCV Has Been Cured

Researchers found that people who were cured of hepatitis C virus underwent "significant improvement" in blood sugar levels and in many cases participants' doctors were able to reduce the dose of medicines used to help control blood sugar.

By Sean R. Hosein for Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange
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Weight Gain Poses Higher Diabetes Risk With HIV in U.S. Veterans Study

Researchers working with a U.S. veterans group conducted a study to see how weight gain affects diabetes risk in veterans with and without HIV infection.

By Mark Mascolini for The Center for AIDS Information & Advocacy
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Increased Prevalence of Diabetes in HIV-Positive People

Diabetes mellitus occurs at an increased frequency in people with HIV infection and may develop at earlier stages than it does in the general population.

By Gareth Hardy for HIV i-Base