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An End to HIV: Self-Protection vs More $$$?
Does the HIV epidemic represent primarily a failure of the public health system--or is it more likely a result of failure on an individual level to take steps necessary to prevent infection?
HIV, Gay Men, and MD's: The Elephant in the Room
"Don't ask, don't tell" seems to apply to gay and bisexual men when it comes to discussions about HIV with their physician. Worrisome details from a new Kaiser Family Foundation survey here.
COPD Often Hidden in HIV Patients
There is emergent need to improve recognition and management of COPD in HIV-infected patients. Details here.
Asymptomatic Neck Mass
Thyroglossal duct cyst; HCV-HIV coinfection; slurred speech and trouble swallowing and chewing . . . see how well you do on the quiz questions this week.
HIV-Infected But Non-Progressing: What Is the Risk for AIDS?
For patients who remained AIDS-free and untreated 10 years after seroconversion, loss of this status was associated with lower CD4 cell counts and higher HIV RNA load.
What Cause of Low Bone Mineral Density in HIV-Positive Patients?
Results of a recent study found low BMD was strongly associated with body weight, smoking, and prior advanced HIV disease.
Statin Use Affects Cancer Risk in HIV-Infected Patients
A retrospective chart review among HIV-infected patients treated with ART found use of statin medications associated with a lower risk of cancer.
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