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Diagnosis and Management of Syphilis in Patients With HIV Co-infection

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Khaw, C., Malden, C., Ratnayake, M. et al. Diagnosis and Management of Syphilis in Patients With HIV Co-infection. Curr Treat Options Infect Dis (2020). Published11 June 2020 Purpose of review Syphilis cases are on the increase especially in men who have sex with men (MSM) in urban areas of high-income countries. There is a strong association between syphilis and HIV infections. We review the...

Studies look at brain and cognitive changes in people with HIV as they age

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  nam/aidsmap, published: 14 March 2017 People with HIV often show persistent signs of cognitive impairment and abnormalities in brain structure despite suppressive antiretroviral therapy (ART), but they do not appear to experience accelerated decline compared to HIV-negative people as they age, according to research presented at the 2017 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic...

HIV/Syphilis Co-infection Forum – free event

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Are you a doctor? Nurse? Medical student? Health practitioner? Community worker? Or just interested in Sexual health? Come to SAMESH’s HIV/Syphilis Co-infection Forum! Speakers: Dr Russell Waddell Dr Carole Khaw Dr James Ward Dr Nicola Chynoweth Free event: networking, drinks and nibbles On Thursday 6 October from 3.00 – 5.00 pm At SHine SA, 57 Hyde Street, Adelaide Presented by...

On World Hepatitis Day it’s time to talk about HIV and hepatitis C

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National Association of people with HIV Australia, July 28 2016 On World Hepatitis Day, the National Association of People with HIV Australia (NAPWHA), the Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations (AFAO), the Kirby Institute and Hepatitis Australia are raising awareness about HIV and hepatitis C (HCV) co-infection. An estimated 3,000 Australians are living both with HIV and HCV. HCV is more...

High incidence of HCV re-infection among HIV-positive MSM in Western Europe

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nam/aidsmap, 19 April 2016 There is a very high incidence of hepatitis C virus (HCV) re-infection among HIV-positive men who have sex with men (MSM) in western Europe, according to research presented to the International Liver Congress in Barcelona. Investigators found that a quarter of HIV-positive MSM who cleared an initial HCV infection were re-infected with HCV within three years. The...

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...

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