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This Week in HIV Research: Bone Concerns Aren’t Just for Older Folks

Jan. 9, 2020: Bone loss after HIV treatment initiation; aging and antiretroviral dosage; more U=U evidence for women; viral suppression and executive function.

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Patients With HIV Should Think About How Many Pills They Take a Day

Taking more than five medications could be a problem. And many people with HIV are at risk of being on medication overload.

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This Week in HIV Research: If I Could Turn Back Ossein

Nov. 7, 2019: Zoledronic acid to prevent bone loss; bone benefits for older patients switching from TDF to TAF; periperhal artery disease among women; motor dysfunction and cognitive impairment.

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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.

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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.

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.

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Women's HIV Status, Viral Suppression Tied to Differences in Cognitive Performance Over Time

Women with HIV tend to perform worse than HIV-negative women on cognitive performance tests, even after many years on treatment, new research finds -- but trends differed depending on the test and on women's treatment success.

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....

Older African-American Women With HIV Find Diabetes, Hypertension and Other Comorbidities More Difficult to Manage Img

Older African-American Women With HIV Find Diabetes, Hypertension and Other Comorbidities More Difficult to Manage

"This difficulty was not attributed to aging but to daily struggles such as lack of income and/or health insurance, an inflexible work schedule, and loneliness."

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Bone Disease and Older HIV-Positive Women

Still poorly understood in the medical community, bone disease in older HIV-positive women was the topic at hand in a talk from Dr. Savannah Cardew at the 4th International Workshop on Women & HIV.