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Achieving Optimal Neurodevelopmental Outcomes in HIV-Infected Infants

Achieving Optimal Neurodevelopmental Outcomes in HIV-Infected Infants

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HIV-infected infants who have a good response to ART are likely to recapture missed developmental milestones compared with uninfected infants but are unlikely to achieve full recovery.

Does Diabetic Medication Impact HbA1c in HIV-Infected Patients With T2D?

Does Diabetic Medication Impact HbA1c in HIV-Infected Patients With T2D?

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Glycemic response was independent of diabetic medication prescribed among HIV-infected adults with T2D, according to a study.

Higher Rates of Diabetes Mellitus Seen in Patients With HIV

Higher Rates of Diabetes Mellitus Seen in Patients With HIV

Diabetes mellitus in HIV-infected adults may develop at an earlier age and in the absence of obesity when compared to the general adult population, according to a study.

More HIV Testing Needed in Patients With Severe Mental Illness

More HIV Testing Needed in Patients With Severe Mental Illness

People with bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, or major depression with psychosis may be up to 15 times more likely to be HIV positive compared to the general population, according to a study.

Reducing Diabetes Risk Key to Eradicating HCV in Coinfected Patients

Reducing Diabetes Risk Key to Eradicating HCV in Coinfected Patients

Sustained viral response correlated with a significant decrease in the risk of diabetes mellitus and a trend towards decrease in chronic renal failure, according to a study.

Stribild Expanded for Use in Children With HIV

Stribild Expanded for Use in Children With HIV

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Stribild has been updated to include use in patients aged ≥12 years weighing ≥35kg.

Advances in the Battle Against HIV/AIDS to be Highlighted at CROI 2017

Advances in the Battle Against HIV/AIDS to be Highlighted at CROI 2017

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Vaccines against HIV/AIDS enter a new era.

Multiple Updates for Atazanavir and Cobicistat HIV Combination Tx

Multiple Updates for Atazanavir and Cobicistat HIV Combination Tx

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Evotaz label has been updated to include data from Trial 114 including updates to the drug interactions and specific populations sections.

Should the FDA Lift the Ban on Blood Donations From MSM?

Should the FDA Lift the Ban on Blood Donations From MSM?

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Critics of the FDA's current restriction on blood donation from MSM argue that it is unnecessary and discriminatory, and propose a policy based on individual risk rather than sexual orientation.

Vitamin D Deficiency Decreases Statin Efficacy in HIV

Vitamin D Deficiency Decreases Statin Efficacy in HIV

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Vitamin D supplementation may be warranted for deficient patients with HIV who are initiating statin therapy.

Blacks Still Disproportionately Affected by HIV/AIDS in US

Blacks Still Disproportionately Affected by HIV/AIDS in US

Improving health outcomes for blacks living with HIV infection is necessary to reduce HIV in the United States.

HIV Positive MSM Receiving ART at Higher Risk for Syphilis

HIV Positive MSM Receiving ART at Higher Risk for Syphilis

Highly active antiretroviral therapy may boost susceptibility to the bacterium that causes syphilis.

Antidepressant Treatment Lacking in Patients With HIV

Antidepressant Treatment Lacking in Patients With HIV

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Findings show that approximately 2 in 5 HIV patients are in need of depression treatment with only about half of these patients actually receiving antidepressant treatment.

Pretreatment HIV Drug Resistance Rises in Sub-Saharan Children

Pretreatment HIV Drug Resistance Rises in Sub-Saharan Children

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In sub-Saharan Africa, a 4-fold increase has been seen in pretreatment HIV drug resistance in children with prenatal exposure to ART.

Anti-Müllerian Hormone Predicts Menopause in HIV-Infected Women

Anti-Müllerian Hormone Predicts Menopause in HIV-Infected Women

Measuring anti-Müllerian hormone in HIV-infected women may enable clinicians to predict risk of early menopause, and potentially prevent menopause-related comorbidities.

Cervicovaginal Microbiome Composition Affects HIV Risk

Cervicovaginal Microbiome Composition Affects HIV Risk

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The abundance of certain bacterial taxa in the cervicovaginal microbiome plays a role in the risk of acquiring HIV infection.

High Rates of Suicidal Ideation Seen in Those Seeking HIV Testing

High Rates of Suicidal Ideation Seen in Those Seeking HIV Testing

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Strong associations seen between psychiatric symptoms and suicidal ideation in people living with HIV/AIDS.

HIV Research in Women: Expert Q&A

HIV Research in Women: Expert Q&A

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Drs Gianella and Karris discuss the many factors that play a role in the underrepresentation of women in HIV research.

ART Improves Liver Fibrosis in Majority of Patients With HIV

ART Improves Liver Fibrosis in Majority of Patients With HIV

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Combination antiretroviral therapy is associated with an overall reduction in liver fibrosis in HIV-infected patients with and without hepatitis co-infections.

Counseling HIV-Serodiscordant Couples: Key ART and PrEP Messages

Counseling HIV-Serodiscordant Couples: Key ART and PrEP Messages

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Standardized counseling messages accompanying ART and PrEP help maximize HIV prevention in HIV-serodiscordant couples.

Confronting Coronary Heart Disease in HIV/AIDS

Confronting Coronary Heart Disease in HIV/AIDS

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A review of coronary heart disease in patients with HIV.

Stribild HIV Post-Exposure Prophylaxis Brings Higher Completion Rate

Stribild HIV Post-Exposure Prophylaxis Brings Higher Completion Rate

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HIV PEP preferred regimen Stribild seems to be a good option for immunocompetent people without HIV infection due to the ease of use and tolerable adverse effect profile.

AIDS Accounts for Majority of Death in HIV-Positive Population of UK

AIDS Accounts for Majority of Death in HIV-Positive Population of UK

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Despite availability of free treatment and care, the HIV-positive population of the United Kingdom has a higher risk of death than the general population.

Case of Keratitis Due to <i>K kingae</i> Described in HIV Patient

Case of Keratitis Due to K kingae Described in HIV Patient

Kingella kingae causes microbial keratitis in a 52-year-old patient with HIV.

Daily Text Messaging Improves ART Adherence in Youth

Daily Text Messaging Improves ART Adherence in Youth

A two-way, personalized daily text messaging intervention can improve ART adherence among HIV-positive adolescents and young adults.

Rosuvastatin May Help in Treating HIV-Infected Patients With COPD

Rosuvastatin May Help in Treating HIV-Infected Patients With COPD

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Rosuvastatin appeared to improve symptoms of COPD in HIV-infected individuals with abnormal lung function.

Cervicovaginal Fluids Hold HIV-Linked Immune Mediators

Cervicovaginal Fluids Hold HIV-Linked Immune Mediators

Cervicovaginal fluid from pregnant and nonpregnant women decreased HIV infectivity compared with positive controls.

Lung Cancer Risk in HIV Tied to Immune Dysfunction

Lung Cancer Risk in HIV Tied to Immune Dysfunction

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Low CD4/CD8 ratios offer novel markers for assessment of risk of lung cancer in HIV.

Behavioral Interventions for Detecting Undiagnosed HIV in Heterosexuals

Behavioral Interventions for Detecting Undiagnosed HIV in Heterosexuals

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Race/ethnicity, lower social status, and substance abuse are barriers to HIV testing.

Cetuximab Assessed in HIV-Associated Anal Cancer

Cetuximab Assessed in HIV-Associated Anal Cancer

Cetuximab may result in less locoregional failure for HIV-associated squamous cell carcinoma of the anal canal.

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