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Is lipodystrophy caused by the action of antiretroviral drugs in the brain?

Lipodystrophy could be caused by the effects of antiretroviral drugs on specific brain regions, according to a hypothesis presented by Dutch researchers in the November

04 December 2003
Christopher Gadd
HAART may cause oxidant stress says US study

An American study to be published in the December 15th edition of Clinical Infectious Diseases (now available on-line) found that HIV-positive individuals treated with HAART

03 December 2003
Michael Carter
HAART patients at greater risk of severe side-effects than AIDS

HIV-positive individuals who take HAART are more likely to experience a serious or life-threatening treatment side-effect than develop an AIDS-defining condition, according to a US

02 December 2003
Michael Carter
Gastrointestinal side-effects lead one in eight to change HAART regimen in first year of treatment

Over 50% of patients taking anti-HIV treatments for the first time will change or stop taking their drugs in the first year of therapy, often

27 November 2003
Michael Carter
Talking about side-effects

Monitoring and communication about antiretroviral side-effects in low-resource settings.

08 May 2003
HIV & AIDS treatment in practice
Lipodystrophy seen in primary infection HAART patients

Body fat alterations (lipodystrophy) are being seen just one year after individuals with primary HIV infection commence HAART, warned an Australian doctor at the Lisbon

05 March 2001
Keith Alcorn
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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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