25 July 2014, 3:20 pm
People with HIV in the normal weight range who gain a substantial amount of weight shortly after starting antiretroviral therapy (ART) may have an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes, according to findings from the D:A:D study presented this week at the 20th International AIDS Conference in Melbourne. Several observational studies - including


25 July 2014, 1:20 pm
Three-quarters of Australian gay and bisexual men who report unprotected anal intercourse with casual male partners say that they “often” or “always” employ some sort of risk reduction strategy with those partners. Many attempt to select partners who they believe have the same HIV status as themselves (serosorting); a significant proportion use condoms most


25 July 2014, 1:10 pm
People who use antiretroviral regimens containing efavirenz (Sustiva or Stocrin, also in the Atripla coformulation) were not at higher risk for impaired neurocognitive function, either overall or when looking at specific functional domains, researchers reported on Thursday at the 20th International AIDS Conference in Melbourne. Efavirenz, which is widely recommended for first-line HIV treatment, has a


25 July 2014, 11:10 am
Interviews with participants in the US sites of the iPrEx study of pre-exposure prophylaxis show that participants who took it mainly used it as an additional source of reassurance rather than to replace whatever risk management strategy they were currently using to avoid HIV infection. There were participants who used it as their sole


25 July 2014, 10:20 am
The probability of gay men in England having unprotected anal intercourse is strongly associated with the number of recreational drugs they have taken at the time, according to a study presented to the 20th International AIDS Conference in Melbourne this week. Although the finding will confirm many people’s common sense beliefs it has not


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