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Patients with HIV who smoke at greater risk for lung cancer mortality

September 18, 2017

Patients with HIV who adhere to antiretroviral therapy but smoke are significantly more likely to die from lung cancer than from AIDS-related causes; therefore, smoking cessation should be a priority in HIV care, according to research published in JAMA Internal Medicine.

“Lung cancer has become a leading cause of death among people living with HIV. Over 40% of [people living with HIV (PLWH)] in the United States smoke cigarettes,” Krishna P. Reddy, MD, from Massachusetts General Hospital, and colleagues wrote.

Q&A: Treating older adults with HIV

September 18, 2017
One of the most vulnerable populations that is often overlooked when it comes to treating and preventing HIV is older adults. Prior research has demonstrated that…
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HIVMA releases chronic pain treatment guidelines for patients with HIV

September 14, 2017
All patients with HIV should be screened for chronic pain because research has shown that many suffer from it, according to guidelines published by the HIV Medicine…
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Two Approvals Offer Even More Options for HCV Treatment

HCV Next, September/October
Ira M. Jacobson, MD
The approval of two new regimens for treating hepatitis C comes as a very welcome development in the field. It is great news for patients and providers because both…
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HIV/AIDS 1 Hour Update For Florida Health Professionals

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This is a 1 hour activity designed for home study by healthcare clinicians. Specifically, it meets the 1 hour HIV/AIDS…
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HIVMA releases chronic pain treatment guidelines for patients with HIV

September 14, 2017
All patients with HIV should be screened for chronic pain because research has shown that many suffer from it…
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