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Fatty liver may contribute to higher risk of death for HIV/HCV co-infected people
by Liz Highleyman, 2015-08-26 12:30
About a quarter of people in a New York City cohort who had HIV and hepatitis C virus (HCV) died over a ten-year period -- a "strikingly low" survival rate -- according to a poster presented at the Eighth International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention (IAS 2015) last month in Vancouver. HIV/HCV

Good outcomes for people living with HIV diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma in France
by Michael Carter, 2015-08-26 09:20
People living with HIV who are diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma now have excellent outcomes, French investigators report in the online edition of Clinical Infectious Diseases. Two-year overall and progression-free survival rates were 94% and 89%, respectively, outcomes which are at least as good as those seen in HIV-negative individuals. “We confirm, in the setting

HCV infection associated with hardening of the coronary artery
by Michael Carter, 2015-08-25 08:30
Chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is associated with an important early warning side of cardiovascular disease, investigators from the Multicenter AIDS cohort Study (MACS) report in the online edition of the Journal of Infectious Diseases. Both HIV and HCV infection were independently associated with hardening of the coronary artery, but there was no evidence that

HIV-treatment 'booster drugs' are most likely to have dangerous interactions with methamphetamine, mephedrone, MDMA and ketamine
by Roger Pebody, 2015-08-24 09:40
The two drugs involved in HIV treatment that are most likely to have dangerous interactions with recreational and 'chemsex' drugs are the two that do not have direct anti-HIV effects themselves but are used to boost other drugs - ritonavir (Norvir) and cobicistat (Tybost).Cobicistat is also a component of the

Ugandan gay men talk about why they do not always use condoms
by Gus Cairns, 2015-08-21 11:20
Gay men and other men who have sex with men (MSM) in Uganda, who had not used a condom last time they had anal sex with another man, were most likely to say that condoms not being strong enough for anal sex, a lack of suitable lubricant and, in rural areas, a lack