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ICAAC 2012: Are Statins Beneficial for Patients with Candida Fungal Infections?

Use of statin drugs to manage elevated cholesterol in people at risk for cardiovascular disease may also reduce short-term mortality among people with Candida fungal infections, perhaps due to their immunomodulatory properties,according to a study presented at the 52nd Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC 2012) this week in San Francisco.alt

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ICAAC 2012: Progression of Anal Neoplasia is Common among Gay Men with HIV

Nearly 40% of HIV positive men with low-grade anal neoplasia may progress to high-grade neoplasia or anal cancer, according to a Spanish study presented at the 52nd Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC) this week in San Francisco. Younger age and shorter duration of HIV infection were risk factors for worsening disease.alt

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ICAAC Meeting Underway in San Francisco -- HIV, HCV, HPV, Flu, and More

The 52nd Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy -- better known as ICAAC -- opened Sunday, September 9, at San Francisco's Moscone Center.alt

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ICAAC 2012: Atazanavir Linked to Kidney Stones in People with HIV

HIVandHepatitis.com coverage of the 52nd Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC), San Francisco, September 9-12, 2012.

Topics highlighted this year include experimental antiretroviral drugs, complications related to HIV and its treatment, recent developments in hepatitis C therapy, cancer caused by HPV, influenza, tuberculosis, and STDs.

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HIVandHepatitis.com ICAAC 2012 conference section

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AIDS 2012: HIV+ Men Prone to Bone Fractures at Earlier Age

HIV positive men in the long-running MACS cohort appeared to sustain osteoporosis-related bone fractures at an earlier age than HIV negative men, researchers reported at the recent XIX International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012) in Washington, DC. A related study found several factors that predict greater risk of fractures, including use of protease inhibitors and proton pump inhibitors. alt

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Coverage of Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy

HIVandHepatitis.com coverage of the 52nd Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy -- better known as ICAAC -- in San Francisco, September 9-12, 2012.

Topics highlighted this year include experimental antiretroviral drugs, complications related to HIV and its treatment, recent developments in hepatitis C therapy, and cancer caused by HPV, along with a gamut of other infectious diseases including influenza, tuberculosis, and STDs.

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HIVandHepatitis.com ICAAC 2012 conference section

9/11/12

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Compounds in Chocolate and Green Tea May Protect against HIV-related Cognitive Impairment

A set of compounds related to epicatechin, a flavonoid found in cocoa and green tea leaves that easily crosses the blood-brain barrier, can protect against brain cell injury and death caused by HIV proteins in the laboratory, researchers reported in the August 11, 2012, online edition of Journal of NeuroVirology. alt

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ICAAC 2012: HIV+ People Have Heart Attacks Younger, Receive Later Care, Die More Often

People with HIV had heart attacks at a younger age than HIV negative individuals and were about 50% more likely to die after an acute myocardial infarction, according to a study presented this week at the 52nd Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC 2012) in San Francisco. A related analysis found that HIV positive people received coronary catheterization at a later stage, after they had more advanced heart damage.alt

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Coverage of the XIX International AIDS Conference

HIVandHepatitis.com coverage of the XIX International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012), July 22-27 in Washington, DC.

Conference highlights include experimental antiretroviral drugs, treatment as prevention and PrEP, scaling up HIV treatment and prevention in resource-limited countries, human rights and concerns of heavily impacted populations, AIDS policy and advocacy, HIV/HBV and HIV/HCV coinfection, and the search for a cure for HIV.

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HIVandHepatitis.com AIDS 2012 conference section

7/27/12

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