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1809, 2018

Findings of large study suggest that HIV should be considered a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease

People living with HIV are twice as likely to develop cardiovascular disease (CVD), according to the findings of a meta-analysis published in Circulation. The research also showed that HIV is the cause [...]

1809, 2018

Denied Service Because of His Status, Nikko Briteramos Wants to End HIV Stigma in Barbershops and Beyond

  Nikko Briteramos (Credit: Lambda Legal) Nikko Briteramos just wanted a haircut. But when he showed up at his local barbershop in Los Angeles last October, he saw an unexpected [...]

1809, 2018

HIV Among People Aged 50 and Older

Nearly half of people in the United States living with diagnosed HIV are aged 50 and older. Though new HIV diagnoses are declining among people aged 50 and older, around [...]

1709, 2018

What Is the Role of Palliative Care in the Current HIV Treatment Era?

There is a need for the provision of palliative care in this population at various stages, including end of life. As antiretroviral therapy has led to longer life expectancy among [...]

1709, 2018

HIV cases show sharp increase in Fredericton, Oromocto areas

Frequent testing for sexually transmitted diseases encouraged by public health officials After an increase in reported HIV cases in the Fredericton and Oromocto areas, Horizon Health Network is reminding people [...]

1709, 2018

Fear-Based Public Health Campaigns for HIV/AIDS Prevention: Efficacy and Ethics

Even the strongest supporters of emotionally charged campaigns admit that fear alone isn’t enough to drive behavior change. Is fear the best method for educating the public about the risks [...]

1709, 2018

How Often Should We Test for Hepatitis C in People Who Inject Drugs?

The advent of oral directly acting antivirals heralds a new era in hepatitis C virus (HCV) management in which elimination is a realistic goal.1 A crucial element of the elimination strategy [...]

1409, 2018

New 20-minute hepatitis C screening test launches in Metro Vancouver

Example of a hepatitis C screening test in the U.S., similar to new pilot program in Metro Vancouver (Black Press Media files) London Drugs pilot hopes to help diagnose thousands [...]

1409, 2018

Clinical trial seeks to prevent heart disease in those living with HIV

An international clinical trial, which is looking for effective ways to prevent heart disease in those living with HIV, has hit 7,000 participants. “It’s a major accomplishment,” said Dr. Judith [...]

1409, 2018

The FDA Just Approved Two HIV Drugs: Will This Change Treatment?

Drugs are latest treatment development for people with HIV. The drugs will target the most common strain of the virus. Photo: Getty Images Late last month, the U.S. Food and [...]