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Nitrate inhalants (poppers) associated with increased virus-associated cancer risk in HIV-uninfected MSM

Nitrate inhalants (poppers) associated with increased virus-associated cancer risk in HIV-uninfected MSM

Among HIV-uninfected men aged 50 to 70, heavy popper use was associated with an increased risk of virus-associated cancer with causes linked to HPV, HHV-8, and Epstein-Barr virus.

News Warfarin dosing in HIV patients with deep venous thrombosis

Warfarin dosing in HIV patients with deep venous thrombosis

Results showed that mean induction times, analyzed in 170 patients, were 12.87 days in the HIV-infected patients and 11.19 days in the HIV-uninfected patients.

News FDA approves label changes for two HIV drugs

FDA approves label changes for two HIV drugs

The FDA Drug Interactions section has been updated to include revised information on concomitant use of corticosteroids with these drugs.

News Side effects may affect medication nonadherence in patients with chronic disease

Side effects may affect medication nonadherence in patients with chronic disease

Almost half of participants reported that they never received information regarding the side effects of their medication from their prescriber.

News Trained lay healthcare providers can administer HIV testing

Trained lay healthcare providers can administer HIV testing

A World Health Organization expert panel recommended lay health care workers be allowed to conduct HIV testing services using rapid diagnostic tests.

Healthday Annual rate of perinatal HIV infection decreased in United States

Annual rate of perinatal HIV infection decreased in United States

However, missed opportunities for prevention were common among infected infants and their mothers in recent years.

News Mortality rates remain high among HIV-positive patients

Mortality rates remain high among HIV-positive patients

The HIV-positive population of the United Kingdom has a higher risk of death than the general population, despite availability of free treatment and care.

News VA offers hepatitis, HIV screening to veterans who received improper dental care

VA offers hepatitis, HIV screening to veterans who received improper dental care

A VA center in Wisconsin is advising veterans to be screened for hepatitis and HIV after receiving care from a dentist who did not follow VA procedures.

News New clinical trial underway to study efficacy of HIV vaccine

New clinical trial underway to study efficacy of HIV vaccine

The study will be the largest HIV vaccine clinical trial to take place in South Africa.

Healthday Mortality rate from infectious diseases remains unchanged in the United States

Mortality rate from infectious diseases remains unchanged in the United States

The number of patients dying from infections has remained stable, but some disease threats have changed.

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