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Quality of Life and Social Functioning during Treatment of Recent Hepatitis C Infection

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Quality of Life and Social Functioning during Treatment of Recent Hepatitis C Infection: A Multi-Centre Prospective Cohort.  PLoS ONE. 2016;11(6):e0150655. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0150655 Despite effective treatment for recent hepatitis C (HCV) infection, side-effects and adherence concerns limit its use among people who inject drugs (PWID). This study evaluated health-related quality of life...

HIV life expectancy ‘near normal’ thanks to new drugs

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BBC news, 11 May 2017 Young people on the latest HIV drugs now have near-normal life expectancy because of improvements in treatments, a new study in The Lancet suggests. Twenty-year-olds who started antiretroviral therapy in 2010 are projected to live 10 years longer than those first using it in 1996, it found. Doctors say that starting treatment early is crucial to achieve a long and healthy...

Suicide accounts for 2% of deaths in people with HIV, twice the rate of the general population

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nam/aidsmap, 06 April 2017 Men living with HIV have an elevated rate of suicide, particularly in the first year after diagnosis, according to a fifteen-year study of almost 90,000 people diagnosed with HIV in England and Wales, with comparison against the general population. Suicides occurred at similar rates in gay and heterosexual men. Rates were elevated in injecting drug users, compared to...

Supportive social networks can mitigate LGBTI mental health risk, study finds

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The Guardian, Thursday 9 February 2017 17.57 AEDT Sexuality poses no risk to mental health, a new study has found, challenging a common perception that homosexual and bisexual people are at risk of poor mental health and suicide because of their orientation. The research, carried out over eight years and led by the Australian National University, found that the risk commonly attributed to sexual...

HPV May Cause A Genital Infection That Leads To Cancer, And Not Just Cervical

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Medical Daily, Jul 2, 2016 04:40 PM The authors of a new study published in Cancer, Epidemiology Biomarkers & Prevention looked at 34 years of data on nearly 3 million women. And it turns out, women with HPV are at risk for more than cervical cancer. The study’s findings suggest that women with HPV are at long-lasting risk for anogenital cancers too. Lead study author Susanne Krüger Kjær...

Flux study first report: drug use among gay men and bisexual men

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Kirby Institute, May 2016 The Flux Study, a study of drug use (and non-use) among gay and bisexual men, has recently released its first annual report. Flux is a cohort study of 2251 men, including over 1700 who are being followed at 6-monthly intervals. It identifies: risk factors, prevalence, incidence, and associated harms of drug use; the role of gay community norms in individuals’...

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