We've strapped on our electronic boots for another trek through the vast, untamed wilderness of peer-reviewed journals. This week, our hike turned up several noteworthy HIV-focused manuscripts, including the following findings of potential clinical relevance:
- Sedentary people living with HIV have exceptionally low cardiorespiratory fitness, exacerbating inflammation risk -- but a little walking can help.
- There are plenty of barriers to greater physical activity for people living with HIV -- but also plenty of strategies an HIV care provider can employ to help their patients improve.
- Although transwomen with HIV aren't at greater risk for metabolic syndrome than cisgender men with HIV, certain metabolic factors may nonetheless be increasing their cardiovascular risk.
- Failed treatment of precancerous cervical lesions -- as well as lesion recurrence -- occurs more frequently among women living with HIV than their HIV-negative counterparts.
March on ahead with us for more information on each of these study findings. To beat HIV, you have to follow the science!