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HIV has a similar impact to diabetes on heart disease risk

Living with HIV carries the same lifetime risk of cardiovascular disease as having diabetes, even after taking into account smoking, a US study has estimated. The investigators say that more research is needed to find out whether preventive treatments such as statins...

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Experts question Cochrane review of hepatitis C treatment

The Cochrane reviewers highlight a major limitation of their review: most trials had short follow-up periods, so “our results can neither confirm nor reject that DAAs have clinical long-term effects”. In fact, the average follow-up period was just 34 weeks, far too...

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Fractures occur at an earlier age among men with HIV

The incidence of fractures begins to rise a full decade earlier in HIV-positive men compared to their HIV-negative peers, investigators from the United Sates report in AIDS. Analysis by age group showed that fracture incidence among men in their 50s was double that...

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Point-of-care CD4 counts improve linkage to HIV care in Kenya

The study carried out in Kenya, and reported by the CDC and the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI), was designed to test whether carrying out a point-of-care CD4 cell count immediately after HIV diagnosis resulted in better linkage to care when compared with the...

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