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Latest Adelaide Gay Community Periodic Survey results released

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Centre for Social Research in Health, UNSW, 2017 The Adelaide Gay Community Periodic Survey is a cross-sectional survey of gay and homosexually active men recruited at a range of gay community sites in Adelaide. The major aim of the survey is to provide data on sexual, drug use and testing practices related to the transmission of HIV and other sexually transmissible infections (STIs) among gay...

Impact of Cigarette Smoking and Smoking Cessation on Life Expectancy Among People With HIV

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J Infect Dis. (2016) 214 (11):1672-1681.doi: 10.1093/infdis/jiw430 First published online: November 3, 2016 Abstract Background. In the United States, >40% of people infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) smoke cigarettes. Methods. We used a computer simulation of HIV disease and treatment to project the life expectancy of HIV-infected persons, based on smoking status. We used age...

Two-drug HIV therapy just as effective as three-drug therapy

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aidsmap/nam, 25 October 2016
SImplification of an antiretroviral treatment to a boosted protease inhibitor and the nucleoside analogue lamivudine (a dual regimen) is highly effective in people switching from a stable three-drug regimen, researchers reported on Monday at the International Congress on Drug Therapy in HIV Infection (HIV Glasgow).
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Above-Normal Death Rate Still Seen in U.S. Youngsters and Young Adults With HIV

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The Body Pro, February 25, 2016 Despite improved health because of better antiretroviral therapy, HIV-positive teens and young adults in the United States still have a 31 times higher death rate than youngsters the same age in the general population. Most deaths resulted from HIV-related conditions, and most deaths involved people with a low CD4 count, a high viral load, or not taking...

HIV-related factors increase risk of stroke

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nam/aidsmap, produced in collaboration with hivandhepatitis.com, 15 March 2016 HIV-related risk factors seem to increase the risk of stroke – the sudden death of brain cells due to a rupture or obstruction of blood vessels in the brain – according to ongoing research in a growing number of large epidemiological cohort studies. In addition to traditional cardiovascular risk factors for stroke, HIV...

New WHO Guideline on HIV says: ‘treat all’

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Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations (AFAO),  01 October, 2015 The WHO Guideline on when to start antiretroviral therapy and on pre-exposure prophylaxis for HIV, released 30 September, recommends that everyone diagnosed with HIV should be offered immediate antiretroviral therapy (ART), and all people at ‘substantial’ risk of HIV should be offered pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP)...

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