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This Week in HIV Research: Weighing Anchor on NRTI-Free Treatment

June 27, 2019: Long-term viability of NRTI-free salvage therapy; factors associated with HIV treatment interruption; evolution of frailty risk among older people; skin and soft tissue infections among people with HIV.

This Week in HIV Research: Check Your Frailty

The link between frailty and chronic disease development; Atripla’s long-term efficacy; the dangers of restrictive eligibility criteria for hepatitis C treatment; nicotine metabolism rates in people living with HIV.

This Week in HIV Research: How Should We Measure Success?

The case for a new measurement of HIV treatment success; PrEP and HIV incidence in Australia; benefits of moderate exercise among older people with HIV; CD4 recovery rates after long-term viral suppression.

Low Dietary Calcium Tied to Low BMD With HCV but Not HIV Img

Low Dietary Calcium Tied to Low BMD With HCV but Not HIV

Low dietary calcium might contribute to low bone mineral density (BMD) in men living with hepatitis C but not in those with HIV, according to a Veterans Administration analysis.

Frailty, Nerve Injury and Falls in Middle-Aged and Older HIV-Positive People Img

Frailty, Nerve Injury and Falls in Middle-Aged and Older HIV-Positive People

In a study of more than 900 middle-aged and older HIV-positive people, researchers found nearly 40% of participants were becoming physically weaker and were labelled as "pre-frail."

HIV Treatment Helps Neurocognitive Scores, but Impairment Increases With Age, Study Finds Img

HIV Treatment Helps Neurocognitive Scores, but Impairment Increases With Age, Study Finds

U.S. researchers found neurocognitive improvements over time among HIV-positive people on suppressive therapy, but also an overall risk of neurocognitive impairment that rose almost 20% every 10 years.

New Cancer Rates Climbing With Age in HIV Patients, but Age Impact Differs by Cancer Type Img

New Cancer Rates Climbing With Age in HIV Patients, but Age Impact Differs by Cancer Type

Overall incidence of cancers not related to infection is forecast to rise, partly because of high rates of smoking and lung cancer in people with HIV.

Cerebral Blood Flow Lower in Men With HIV, but Not Linked to Cognitive Impairment Img

Cerebral Blood Flow Lower in Men With HIV, but Not Linked to Cognitive Impairment

HIV-positive men on treatment had significantly lower cerebral blood flow than a similar group of HIV-negative men, according to results of a cross-sectional study.

Frailty Linked to Inflammation, Low Sex Hormone Levels in Men With HIV Img

Frailty Linked to Inflammation, Low Sex Hormone Levels in Men With HIV

In a study of HIV-positive men, frailty was linked to higher levels of inflammation markers and lower levels of testosterone and dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA).

More Cognitive Activity Tied to Better Neurocognition in Older African Americans With HIV Img

More Cognitive Activity Tied to Better Neurocognition in Older African Americans With HIV

A recent study linked more cognitive activity to better cognitive performance in older African Americans with HIV infection.