More than half of gay and bisexual men say that a doctor has never recommended they get tested for HIV, and nearly two-thirds say they rarely or never discuss HIV when they visit their doctor, according to a new survey by the Henry J.
Now that HIV infection is largely a chronic disease, cardiovascular disease has become a leading cause of death in this patient group. Here: a look at just how common LDL-C dyslipidemia, hypertension, and coronary heart disease really are.
The flu vaccine effectively prevents influenza in pregnant women, regardless of whether they are HIV positive, according to a new study. Results offer clinicians greater assurance to vaccinate all pregnant woman.
A once daily MVC plus DRV/r regimen had an effective role in antiretroviral drug-pretreated individuals with controlled HIV infection in this trial. In an aging HIV-infected population, with increasing comorbidities, this combination could be a safer option than standard triple therapy. More here.
A statistically significant association exists between efavirenz for initial HIV therapy and the risk suicidality. When this drug is given as a component of an antiretroviral drug regimen, patients should be monitored carefully for the possibility of deterioration of their depression or evidence of suicidal behavior.
Finding a good doctor to manage HIV probably matters a lot, but finding a good doctor, or any useable or reliable information about a particular doctor, is almost impossible. Here: 5 tips on finding a good HIV physician.
Women of all races and ethnicities are less likely to take antiretroviral therapy than men. Consideration of both gender and race/ethnicity is thus needed to identify areas for targeted intervention to improve outcomes relevant to specific groups of women."