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1902, 2019

Young teen and adult mothers who are HIV-positive have higher birth rates: B.C. study

Surprising differences in birth rates between HIV positive and negative women. Prescribed pills to treat HIV. JENELLE SCHNEIDER JENELLE SCHNEIDER / PROVINCE HIV-positive mothers with at least one child give birth to [...]

1902, 2019

Traditional risk factors ‘contribute greatly’ to disease in adults with HIV

Study findings showed that traditional risk factors such as smoking, high cholesterol, hypertension and chronic hepatitis C virus infection “contribute greatly” to disease in adults living with HIV, and eliminating [...]

1902, 2019

Ending HIV/AIDS by 2030? New York has a plan for 2020

In his State of the Union address, President Trump pledged to end new HIV transmissions in the United States by 2030. He can start by looking at what is working [...]

1902, 2019

Fatty Liver Disease Threatens People With HIV

Istock Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease can lead to more severe, potentially fatal liver diseases, including cirrhosis.   People with HIV have high rates of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), a [...]

1902, 2019

Post–Hep C Cure, Liver Improvement in Those With Cirrhosis Isn’t Tied to HIV Status

Thinkstock Indicators of liver health improved at the same rate among those with cirrhosis who were cured of hep C regardless of their HIV status. Among those with cirrhosis, curing [...]

1302, 2019

Insufficient food linked to inflammation in HIV-positive women

HIV is associated with inflammation, which likely degrades organ systems over time New research has linked inflammation to food insecurity among women with HIV The study found an association even [...]

1302, 2019

What to say/what not to say: Gender Identity

It's 2018 and gender identity beyond the binary is here and more visible than ever before!   Young people are paving the way for a society evolved from the gender roles [...]

1302, 2019

HIV Hidden in Patients’ Cells Can Now Be Accurately Measured

Until now, researchers haven’t been able to accurately quantify a latent form of HIV that persists in patients’ immune cells. A new genetic technique is fast and 10 to 100 [...]

1302, 2019

I’m Undetectable, but My CD4 Dropped: I Thought I Was an Outlier, but I’m Not So Different After All

  Takia Miller (Credit: Blank Slate) A few weeks ago, I got my latest test results back. My CD4 count had dropped 135 points: 135. I was scared, depressed, in shock. What [...]

1302, 2019

Long-Term Survivors Are Doing It for Themselves

The generation that faced the AIDS epidemic alone is now finding answers to aging with HIV. When Earvin “Magic” Johnson announced his retirement from the NBA in November 1991 after [...]