In HIV News: Vitamin D Deficiency Impact; Hepatitis C Research Recap; Lower Prostate Cancer Risk; and More


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thumbnail for blurbVitamin D Deficiency When Starting Treatment Linked With Increased HIV Progression

Having low levels of vitamin D when starting treatment is associated with a more than doubled risk of HIV progression, virologic failure and death.

thumbnail for blurbRecapping 2014 Hepatitis C Treatment Research Thus Far

2014 has been a breakthrough year for hepatitis C treatment, with many new drugs to treat and cure the virus. Here’s an update on some of the major studies so far.

thumbnail for blurbTaking PrEP Does Not Increase Drug Resistance Risk

The risk of developing drug resistance does not appear to be greater for those on PrEP who may not be adhering properly, according to results from the iPrEx study.

thumbnail for blurbProstate Cancer Risk Lower for Men Living With HIV

A study finds the risk of prostate cancer to be 27% lower in HIV-positive men when compared to their negative counterparts.


View week 96 data from a head-to-head study comparing two HIV-1 single-tablet regimens >

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thumbnail for blurbTobacco Smoking Impairs Immune System in People Living With HIV

A recent study suggests that smoking in HIV-positive individuals causes increased immune activation, microbial translocation and impairment of CD4-cell functions that could influence disease progression and management.

thumbnail for blurbHIV Criminalization: A Physician’s Perspective

Wendy Armstrong, M.D., gives a personal account on how she felt after being called to testify in a criminal court regarding a patient’s HIV status.

thumbnail for blurbMedicare Will Pay for Hepatitis C Screenings for Baby Boomers

More than two thirds of new hepatitis C cases are found in baby boomers, prompting a decision by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to pay for screenings.

thumbnail for blurbSouth Africa: Herpes Infections Higher in Women With HIV

A South African study finds a more-than-double herpes simplex virus rates in HIV-positive women compared to negative women.


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