Long-lasting Injectable Anti-HIV Drugs

HIV treatment is life-long, and it is essential that HIV drugs (ART) are taken on time, every time. This is called adherence. If adherence is poor, then resistance to the HIV drugs can develop, and the treatment can fail, leading to illness or ultimately even death. Some people find it hard to take their HIV drugs […]

Living with Other Medical Conditions Will Become the Norm for People Living with HIV

Due to effective HIV treatment, the life spans of people with HIV are ever longer. In the United Kingdom, the average age of people living with HIV has been rising for several years. Doctors and researchers are working out what this will mean for clinical care. There are many medical conditions which are commonly experienced in older age and which may occur […]

HIV treatment reduces risk of bone fractures

With the right treatment and care, the outlook for most people living with HIV is excellent. However, there is a decrease seen in bone mineral density in patients with HIV. The exact causes are uncertain, but may include the HIV infection itself or the effects of antiretroviral therapy. Some studies have shown that patients taking HIV […]

HIV treatment reduces risk of bone fractures

With the right treatment and care, the outlook for most people living with HIV is excellent. However, there is a decrease seen in bone mineral density in patients with HIV. The exact causes are uncertain, but may include the HIV infection itself or the effects of antiretroviral therapy. Some studies have shown that patients taking HIV […]

Long-term use of HIV drugs is safe

A large international study has provided persuasive evidence of the long-term safety of antiretroviral therapy. It is now well recognised that effective antiretroviral therapy has significantly improved the life expectancy of many patients with HIV. However, HIV ARV drugs can cause side-effects, and treatment with some specific drugs has been linked to an increased risk of […]