HIV infection may increase heart failure and stroke risk

A Journal of the American Heart Association analysis of information from a large health insurance database reveals that people living with HIV have an elevated risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD), particularly heart failure and stroke

HIV infection may increase heart failure and stroke riskThe findings indicate that increased efforts to protect patients’ cardiovascular health are needed. For the study, researchers analysed information on 19,798 people living with HIV and 59,302 age- and sex-matched uninfected individuals who were followed for an average of 20 months. People living with HIV had 3.2-times and 2.7-times higher risks of heart failure and […]

HIV infection increases the risk of death tied to depressive symptoms

In a new study to investigate the relationship among depressive disorders or symptoms, HIV status and mortality, researchers report that symptoms of depression are moderately associated with death among Veterans with HIV but not among those without HIV infection

HIV infection increases the risk of death tied to depressive symptoms  Depression is the most frequently reported mental health condition in people living with HIV in the U.S, with a prevalence ranging from 20 to 40 per cent. Depressive disorders have been associated with increased mortality in persons with chronic diseases, including heart disease, end-stage renal disease and diabetes. Several studies have described similar associations […]

AIDS research: Indian-origin couple gets prestigious award for scientific ‘breakthrough’

The couple has researched extensively to develop microbicides for HIV prevention for over 20 years. They discovered CAPRISA 004 tenofovir gel, the first drug proven to be effective in the prevention of sexually transmitted HIV infection and herpes simplex virus type 2 in women

AIDS research: Indian-origin couple gets prestigious award for scientific ‘breakthrough’A globally-acclaimed South African Indian-origin researcher couple was honoured today with a prestigious award for their exceptional contributions in the field of HIV/AIDS. Professors Salim Abdool Karim and Quarraisha Abdool Karim received the award from the Institute for Human Virology (IHV) in Baltimore in the US. The award was presented to them by Robert Gallo, […]