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Are you 40 or older and being treated for HIV?

Are you 40 or older and being treated for HIV?
- This study is testing whether a certain statin can prevent plaque from building up in the blood vessels of patients who are taking antiretroviral therapy to treat HIV. To participate in this study, you must be between 40 and 75 years old and have HIV. There are 128 study locations in 32 states, the District of ...

Health care dialogue must include HIV

Health care dialogue must include HIV
- An advertisement released last month by the D.C. Health and Wellness Center has been met with strong criticism. The commercial promotes the use of pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, which is a preventative drug that reduces the risk of H.I.V. by nearly 90 percent. Its depictions of a range of ...

Quality medicines stressed for people living with HIV/AIDS

Quality medicines stressed for people living with HIV/AIDS
- Association president Achut Sitoula said the medicines being used by the HIV/AIDS affected people was not of quality and many problems have been seen with the use of this medicine. He said problem like side-effect on liver, uterus cancer in women living with HIV/AIDS and distended bowel has been ...

Unsafe sex and drug use in India's prisons is leading to HIV rates

Unsafe sex and drug use in India's prisons is leading to HIV rates
- The National AIDS Control Organisation's recently launched prisons intervention programme has found that a large number of prison inmates contract HIV because of unsafe sex and the sharing of needles within prisons. Preliminary data from the programme shows that 2.5% of more than 35,000 ...

Smoking causes one in five cancers in people with HIV in North America

Smoking causes one in five cancers in people with HIV in North America
- A fifth of all cancers in people receiving HIV care in North America was due to smoking between 2000 and 2015, according to US research published this month in advance online by the journal AIDS. “In the United States, the prevalence of smoking among HIV-infected people is substantially higher than ...

HIV deaths in Zambia highly underreported

HIV deaths in Zambia highly underreported
HIV mortality among patients on ART is highly underreported in four Zambian provinces, according to researchers. Being late for appointments and lost to follow-up were both associated with mortality, they wrote in PLoS Medicine. Their findings, however, can guide both HIV death surveillance and ..

Viruses: life's greatest teachers

Viruses: life's greatest teachers
- Further scrutiny of the findings revealed that Arc is in fact closely related to HIV and behaves similarly to viruses in terms of what it does in the body. More specifically, retroviruses, e.g. HIV use a viral gene called 'gag' in order to construct protein structures which contain their genetic information. To put it ...

Gianni Versace 'assassination': What is the truth behind the story of the Italian fashion designer's ...

Gianni Versace 'assassination': What is the truth behind the story of the Italian fashion designer's ...
- The vehemence of the statement can perhaps be explained by the dark shadow cast over the Versace story by HIV. In late July 1997 Time Magazine quoted a San Diego Aids counsellor as saying he had been visited by Cunanan in late 1996. This was at a time before the most advanced antiretroviral ...