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HIV could be turning salmonella nastier

A nastier kind of salmonella infection has emerged alongside the HIV epidemic in Africa. The finding is the first evidence that HIV might be allowing new human pathogens to evolve in immunosuppressed people.

Published
02 October 2012
From
New Scientist
NYC Warns of Cluster of Life-Threatening Meningitis in HIV+ Gay Men

The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene investigating a cluster of potentially lethal invasive meningococcal disease among HIV-positive gay men.

Published
28 September 2012
From
AIDSMeds
Watch for cryptococcal disease in children with HIV, South African doctors warn

Clinicians in low- and middle-income countries should give greater consideration to the possibility that infants and children with HIV are presenting with symptoms of cryptococcal disease, according to

Published
17 September 2012
By
Carole Leach-Lemens
Ganciclovir Cuts CMV Organ Damage in HIV

Preemptive therapy dramatically reduced the risk of cytomegalovirus (CMV) end-organ damage in patients with HIV, researchers reported here.

Published
13 September 2012
From
MedPage Today
ETHIOPIA: Safe water critical to health of HIV-positive people

Beletu Hailemariam, 32, is HIV-positive and knows she should avoid contracting opportunistic infections that could further compromise her immune system. But she lives in one of poorer suburbs of Ethiopia's capital, Addis Ababa, and has to share a toilet with dozens of people and walk long distances to access clean water. A year ago, she was diagnosed with typhoid.

Published
28 August 2012
From
IRIN Plus News
Detectable viral load and low CD4 cell count are risk factors for shingles in HIV-positive people

A CD4 cell count below 500 cells/mm3 and a detectable viral load are risk factors for herpes zoster (shingles) in HIV-positive people, US investigators report in the

Published
21 August 2012
By
Michael Carter
Changing epidemiology of opportunistic infections in US: still common in inner cities

Large overall declines in opportunistic infections (OIs) among people with HIV in the US mask continued high rates in inner city populations, according to a presentation on

Published
24 July 2012
By
Liz Highleyman
Diarrhoea remains a common problem in people with HIV

Diarrhoea remains common in people with HIV and usually has a non-infectious cause, according to a review article published in the online edition of Clinical Infectious Diseases. The

Published
06 July 2012
By
Michael Carter
HIV and TB in Practice for nurses: cotrimoxazole prophylaxis

Cotrimoxazole prophylaxis is the use of a common antiobiotic to prevent a range of infections that commonly affect people living with HIV.

Published
23 June 2012
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HIV & AIDS treatment in practice
FDA Approves Foscarnet for HIV-Related CMV Retinitis, Herpes

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved foscarnet sodium injection (Foscavir, Clinigen) for the treatment of HIV/AIDS-related cytomegalovirus (CMV) infections and herpes.

Published
11 May 2012
From
Medscape (requires registration)

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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap
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