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Smokers With HIV Face Higher Risk From Lung Cancer Than From AIDS Smokers With HIV Face Higher Risk From Lung Cancer Than From AIDS
Smokers living with HIV who consistently take antiretroviral medications may be far more likely to die of lung cancer than of AIDS, a U.S. study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - September 19, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Progress on Global Poverty and Disease at Risk, Gates Says Progress on Global Poverty and Disease at Risk, Gates Says
Proposed United States budget cuts could put in jeopardy great progress in reducing global poverty and disease and lead to 5 million more deaths from AIDS alone, the philanthropist Bill Gates warned on Wednesday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - September 14, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

New Oral Antiretroviral Combination Effective Against HIV-1 New Oral Antiretroviral Combination Effective Against HIV-1
An oral antiretroviral combination that includes bictegravir, a novel integrase strand transfer inhibitor (INSTI), is effective for the initial treatment of HIV-1, according to results from 2 phase 3, noninferiority trials.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - September 13, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Point-of-care CRP Test May Help Detect TB in Some People With HIV Point-of-care CRP Test May Help Detect TB in Some People With HIV
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - September 7, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Self-, Partner Exams Can Help Identify Anal Abnormalities in MSM Self-, Partner Exams Can Help Identify Anal Abnormalities in MSM
Self- and partner anal examinations by men who have sex with men (MSM) are feasible and effective for detecting abnormalities, according to a new study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - September 6, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Brain Imaging Detects Ongoing Inflammation in Aviremic HIV-positive People Brain Imaging Detects Ongoing Inflammation in Aviremic HIV-positive People
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - August 21, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Radiology News Source Type: news

Evidence on Second-line HIV ART Regimens Not Yet Definitive Evidence on Second-line HIV ART Regimens Not Yet Definitive
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - August 17, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Fear of Interactions May Affect Adherence in HIV+ Trans Women Fear of Interactions May Affect Adherence in HIV+ Trans Women
A study found that fear of interactions between hormone therapy and antiretroviral therapy may hinder medication adherence in transgender women with HIV; more research is needed on tailoring care to this group.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - August 7, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

HIV Fight Advances With New Drug Cocktails, Fresh Vaccine Hopes HIV Fight Advances With New Drug Cocktails, Fresh Vaccine Hopes
Three decades after approval of the first-ever AIDS treatment, HIV medicine is seeing a new wave of innovation with scientists reporting positive data on Monday for improved drug cocktails and a novel experimental vaccine.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - August 4, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Senate Passes Right-to-Try Bill Senate Passes Right-to-Try Bill
An amendment cracks the door open to malpractice suits against physicians who prescribe experimental drugs for patients with life-threatening illnesses.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - August 3, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Philippines Has Highest HIV Infection Growth Rate in Asia-Pacific - UN Philippines Has Highest HIV Infection Growth Rate in Asia-Pacific - UN
The Philippines has registered the fastest-growing HIV/AIDS epidemic in the Asia-Pacific in the past six years with a 140-percent increase in the number of new infections, the health ministry and the United Nations said on Tuesday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - August 2, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Single-Tablet Dolutegravir-Based Therapy for HIV-infected Women Single-Tablet Dolutegravir-Based Therapy for HIV-infected Women
A single-tablet dolutegravir-based combination regimen given daily is noninferior to a multi-pill atazanavir-based regimen in previously untreated women with HIV infection, and has a similar safety profile.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - August 1, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

AIDS Burdens Zimbabwe's Old With Orphans and Illness AIDS Burdens Zimbabwe's Old With Orphans and Illness
Jabulani Zilawe lost all 11 of his children to AIDS. Now he is the only one left to care for their orphans.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - July 28, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Philippines Trials Anti-HIV Drug as Cases Hit Record High Philippines Trials Anti-HIV Drug as Cases Hit Record High
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - July 28, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Threatened HIV Funding Cuts in Limelight at IAS 2017 Threatened HIV Funding Cuts in Limelight at IAS 2017
Promising data on long-acting injectables for the treatment and prevention of HIV will be presented in Paris this month. But researchers worry about what will happen if funding is slashed.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - July 19, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

International AIDS Society (IAS) 2017 Conference International AIDS Society (IAS) 2017 Conference
Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from IAS 2017Medscape HIV/AIDS (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - July 14, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Conference Coverage Source Type: news

Immediate ART Accelerates Bone Loss at Spine and Hip Immediate ART Accelerates Bone Loss at Spine and Hip
In HIV-infected patients with high CD4 cell counts, initiating ART immediately rather than deferring treatment results in accelerated bone loss at the spine and hip, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - July 7, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Threat to HIV Business Spooks GlaxoSmithKline Shares Threat to HIV Business Spooks GlaxoSmithKline Shares
The threat of slowing demand and new competition in GlaxoSmithKline's flagship HIV drug business unnerved investors in Britain's biggest drugmaker on Wednesday, sending its shares down as much as 1.8 percent.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - July 6, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

DTG With TDF-FTC as HIV PEP in Gay and Bisexual Men DTG With TDF-FTC as HIV PEP in Gay and Bisexual Men
Is this three-drug regimen a safe and effective option for HIV postexposure prophylaxis?AIDS (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - July 3, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS Journal Article Source Type: news

Cameroon's Sex Workers Brush Off Beatings to Send Clients for HIV Tests Cameroon's Sex Workers Brush Off Beatings to Send Clients for HIV Tests
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - June 27, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine News Source Type: news

Study Finds Four Predictors of Neurocognitive Decline in HIV Study Finds Four Predictors of Neurocognitive Decline in HIV
Glomerular filtration rate, duration of HIV infection, educational level and CSF protein concentration predict the risk of neurocognitive decline in HIV-infected adults, according to data from the CHARTER study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - June 20, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Corneal Confocal Microscopy Identifies Small-fiber Neuropathy in HIV Corneal Confocal Microscopy Identifies Small-fiber Neuropathy in HIV
Corneal confocal microscopy (CCM) might prove useful for evaluating HIV-associated sensory neuropathy (HIV-SN), according a cross-sectional study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - June 20, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

BioTime's Renevia Succeeds in Pivotal European Facial Wasting Trial BioTime's Renevia Succeeds in Pivotal European Facial Wasting Trial
BioTime Inc said on Wednesday its Renevia system succeeded in meeting the main goal of a pivotal European trial for facial wasting associated with treatment for HIV, putting it on track to file for European approval this year.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - June 15, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Point-of-Care Tests Motivate HIV Patients in Africa to Seek Care Point-of-Care Tests Motivate HIV Patients in Africa to Seek Care
Point-of-care CD4 cell counts improve linkage to care for individuals who receive home-based HIV counseling and testing (HBCT), according to research done in Africa.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - June 14, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

HIV Tied to HPV Progression to Pre-cancerous Cervical Lesions HIV Tied to HPV Progression to Pre-cancerous Cervical Lesions
HIV-positive women are more likely than HIV-negative women to become infected with human papillomavirus (HPV) and to have that infection progress to high-grade lesions, a new report says.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - June 12, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Rural East African Communities Achieve HIV Suppression Targets Rural East African Communities Achieve HIV Suppression Targets
Community efforts in rural East Africa to implement universal testing and treatment have resulted in achievement of HIV viral suppression above target levels established by UNAIDS.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - June 8, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Antiretroviral Therapy: Adverse Effects on Bone, Renal Health Antiretroviral Therapy: Adverse Effects on Bone, Renal Health
Certain antiretroviral drugs can have adverse effects on bone and renal health in young adults infected with HIV in early life, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - June 2, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Safe Sex: Chinese Buy Condom Business as Savvy Youth Spur Demand Safe Sex: Chinese Buy Condom Business as Savvy Youth Spur Demand
April Zhang, a 21-year-old student from Shanghai, reflects the fast-shifting attitudes of China's younger generations toward sex. She's confident to talk about a topic once taboo here and is well educated about the risks.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - May 30, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Comparable Long-term Outcomes With HIV Regimens Containing Raltegravir, Efavirenz Comparable Long-term Outcomes With HIV Regimens Containing Raltegravir, Efavirenz
Rates of death or progression to AIDS at four years are low and similar with antiretroviral regimens containing raltegravir or efavirenz, according to a new observational study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - May 26, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Kenyan Lawyer Takes on President in Battle for Rights Kenyan Lawyer Takes on President in Battle for Rights
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - May 25, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Kenyan Medics Say US Health Aid Cuts Will Mean More Abortions Kenyan Medics Say US Health Aid Cuts Will Mean More Abortions
President Donald Trump's dramatic expansion of a policy blocking U.S. aid to organizations offering abortion services will have one sure result, say medical workers in this city: more abortions.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - May 24, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Better Control of HIV in Semen With Rilpivirine or an Integrase Inhibitor Better Control of HIV in Semen With Rilpivirine or an Integrase Inhibitor
Rilpivirine or an integrase inhibitor is more likely than a protease inhibitor to provide early undetectable HIV levels in semen of treatment-na ï ve HIV-infected men, researchers from Spain report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - May 18, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Heavy Cannabis Use Tied to Increased Cardiovascular Risk in Men With HIV Heavy Cannabis Use Tied to Increased Cardiovascular Risk in Men With HIV
Heavy marijuana use is associated with an increased risk of midlife cardiovascular events in men with HIV, independently of tobacco smoking, according to new research.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - May 11, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Impact of HIV and ART on Neurocognitive Outcomes in Children Impact of HIV and ART on Neurocognitive Outcomes in Children
How do HIV infection and antiretroviral therapy impact the neurodevelopment of school-aged children?JAIDS: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - May 10, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS Journal Article Source Type: news

Very Low Seroconversion Rates After Occupational Exposure to HCV or HIV in Body Fluids Very Low Seroconversion Rates After Occupational Exposure to HCV or HIV in Body Fluids
Healthcare workers exposed to body fluids contaminated with hepatitis C virus (HCV) or the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) face very low rates of seroconversion, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - May 9, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Screening and Risk Assessment for CAD in HIV Screening and Risk Assessment for CAD in HIV
Are HIV-infected patients being appropriately screened for cardiovascular disease? This editorial explores the issue.HIV Medicine (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - May 9, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS Journal Article Source Type: news

In South Africa, Mothers Lead Push to Get Pregnant Women Tested for HIV In South Africa, Mothers Lead Push to Get Pregnant Women Tested for HIV
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - May 8, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine News Source Type: news

Criminal Laws Fail to Deter Transmission of HIV Criminal Laws Fail to Deter Transmission of HIV
More than 30 years since the first criminal laws were enacted in the United States to try to prevent the spread of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), a new study suggests that the regulations have failed to slow transmission of the virus.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - May 3, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Death Rate Among US Blacks Down, but Disparities Persist Death Rate Among US Blacks Down, but Disparities Persist
Despite the narrowing of disparities in death rates for blacks and whites, disparities in the leading causes of deaths for blacks compared with whites persist.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - May 3, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

A New Measure of Engagement in Out-Patient HIV Care A New Measure of Engagement in Out-Patient HIV Care
The authors describe the development and implementation of a new measure of engagement in HIV care.HIV Medicine (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - May 1, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS Journal Article Source Type: news

Negotiating Drug Prices: Should State Agencies Band Together? Negotiating Drug Prices: Should State Agencies Band Together?
Citing budget-busting drug costs, a California lawmaker wants state health programs to band together to negotiate better prices with drug companies.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - April 28, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Pharmacist News Source Type: news

HIV Services Provided by State and Local STD Programs HIV Services Provided by State and Local STD Programs
Are state and local health departments in the US providing adequate HIV services in conjunction with their STD programs? How might these services be improved and expanded?Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - April 26, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS Journal Article Source Type: news

Ghana, Kenya and Malawi to Pilot GSK Malaria Vaccine From 2018 Ghana, Kenya and Malawi to Pilot GSK Malaria Vaccine From 2018
Ghana, Kenya and Malawi will pilot the world's first malaria vaccine from 2018, offering it for babies and children in high-risk areas as part of real-life trials, the World Health Organization said on Monday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - April 25, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

WHO Urges Action Over Growing Hepatitis Epidemic WHO Urges Action Over Growing Hepatitis Epidemic
The number of people dying from hepatitis is rising, and most of the 325 million infected are unaware they have the virus and lack access to potentially life-saving medicines, the World Health Organization said on Friday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - April 24, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Increasing Antibiotic Resistance in Shigella spp. in NYC Increasing Antibiotic Resistance in Shigella spp. in NYC
A new report of shigellosis cases in New York City provides insight into the increasing resistance to antibiotics commonly prescribed to treat the infection.Emerging Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - April 24, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Direct-Acting Antivirals in HCV and HCV/HIV Coinfection Direct-Acting Antivirals in HCV and HCV/HIV Coinfection
Does the success of oral direct-acting antivirals seen in clinical trials translate to real-world clinical practice?HIV Medicine (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - April 24, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS Journal Article Source Type: news

Deafening Power Looms Muffle Desperation in India's Textile Hub Deafening Power Looms Muffle Desperation in India's Textile Hub
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - April 20, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Coagulation Imbalance and Neurocognitive Functioning in HIV Coagulation Imbalance and Neurocognitive Functioning in HIV
In what ways are coagulation and neurocognition impacted among older HIV-infected, ART-treated persons?AIDS (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - April 20, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS Journal Article Source Type: news

More Gay Men With HIV Receiving Care, Disparities Remain More Gay Men With HIV Receiving Care, Disparities Remain
Gay and bisexual men in the United States who are diagnosed with HIV are promptly receiving the necessary treatments more often than in the past.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - April 18, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Life Expectancy of HIV-Positive People After Starting cART Life Expectancy of HIV-Positive People After Starting cART
How many years of life are expected after starting cART? Does it differ between high and low/middle-income countries?HIV Medicine (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - April 17, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS Journal Article Source Type: news