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AIDS patients have increased risk of death due to non-AIDS-related cancers
by Michael Carter, 2016-05-26 11:40
People diagnosed with AIDS have a very high risk of dying of a non-AIDS-defining cancer, Italian investigators report in the online edition of the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes. Overall, people with an AIDS diagnosis had a seven-fold increase in their risk of dying from a non-AIDS-defining malignancy compared to HIV-negative patients.

Only treating patients with cirrhosis with DAAs will have limited impact on HCV epidemic in England
by Michael Carter, 2016-05-25 09:40
Targeting new hepatitis C virus (HCV) direct acting antivirals (DAAs) at patients with cirrhosis will substantially reduce short-term incidence of end-stage liver disease and liver cancer (HCC) in England, according to a model published in the Journal of Viral Hepatitis. However, this strategy would have no meaningful impact on incidence of new HCV infections among people

American gay men’s use of condoms has been falling for a decade, regardless of sero-sorting or PrEP
by Roger Pebody, 2016-05-24 09:20
There has been a long-term decline in condom use by American gay men, researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report in AIDS. Similar declines have been seen in men whose sexual partners were of the same HIV status and in men who did not know their sexual

American gay men’s use of condoms has been falling for a decade, regardless of serosorting or PrEP
by Roger Pebody, 2016-05-24 09:20
There has been a long-term decline in condom use by American gay men, researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report in AIDS. Similar declines have been seen in men whose sexual partners were of the same HIV status and in men who did not know their sexual

HIV/HBV co-infection linked to worse immune recovery and death, but tenofovir improves outcomes
by Liz Highleyman, 2016-05-23 11:20
HIV-positive people with hepatitis B virus (HBV) co-infection had impaired CD4 cell recovery after starting antiretroviral therapy (ART) and a higher risk of death than those without hepatitis B, but use of ART regimens containing tenofovir significantly reduced mortality, according to a study presented at the recent Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2016)

Poor mental health more commonly experienced by gay and bisexual men who are younger, poorer, less educated or black
by Roger Pebody, 2016-05-20 11:30
While it is well established that men who have sex with men are more likely to experience poor mental and emotional health than other men, there are significant inequalities within this group, researchers report in the Journal of Public Health. Rates of depression, anxiety, self harm and suicidal thoughts are