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CROI 2013: HIV and Aging -- Are People with HIV at Greater Risk for Heart Disease and Cancer? [VIDEO]

Keri Althoff from the VA Medical Center and George Washington University Medical School described findings from a study looking at risk of non-AIDS conditions such as cardiovascular disease and cancer at the 20th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2013) this month in Atlanta.

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New Advocacy Group Wants to Improve Feasibility of PrEP for U.S. Women

Following disappointing results from the VOICE trial released at the recent 20th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) in Atlanta, a new U.S. Women and PrEP Working Group has called on the federal government to help American women use antiretroviral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) safely and effectively. But the AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) responded by urging the Food and Drug Administration to rescind its approval of Truvada (tenofovir/emtricitabine) for HIV prevention.

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CROI 2013: HIV+ Men at Increased Risk for Co-morbid Conditions Regardless of Age

 Men with HIV in a large cohort of U.S. veterans were more likely to develop cardiovascular disease, end-stage kidney disease, and certain cancers compared with HIV negative people, but not at earlier ages, according to a report presented at the 20th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections this month in Atlanta.

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CROI 2013: Second-line NRTI-sparing HIV Regimen Proves Equally Effective

A second-line antiretroviral regimen of lopinavir/ritonavir (Kaletra or Aluvia) and raltegravir (Isentress) proved just as effective as a regimen containing lopinavir/ritonavir and 2 or 3 nucleoside or nucleotide analogs in large study conducted in Australia, Africa, Latin America, and Asia, researchers from Sydney’s Kirby Institute reported this week at the 20th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2013) in Atlanta.

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CROI 2013: Heart Disease Rises Only Slighter Faster with Age for People with HIV

The risk of cardiovascular disease among HIV positive men in D:A:D rose from age 40-45 to 60-65, but only slightly more rapidly than in the general population,researchers reported at the 20th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2013) last week in Atlanta. A related analysis found that the likelihood of death after a heart attack has fallen over time.

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CROI 2013: Small Risk of Birth Defects Due to Efavirenz Confirmed in French Cohort

A large French study has found an elevated risk of some birth defects in children born to women exposed to some antiretroviral drugs during the first trimester of pregnancy, French researchers reported on at the 20th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2013) this month in Atlanta.

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CROI 2013: HIV+ People Less Likely to Use Aspirin to Prevent Heart Attacks, and May Benefit Less [VIDEO]

People with HIV were less likely than HIV negative people to use daily aspirin to prevent heart attacks, but among those who did, aspirin did not appear to reduce the risk of myocardial infarction (MI), researchers reported last week at the 20th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2013) in Atlanta.

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