Articles tagged with: Type 2 diabetes

Diabetes in people with HIV over 50 overwhelmingly linked to old antiretrovirals, not age or body weight

published: January, 04, 2018 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Aging, Social Media, Research, Health, International , Revolving Door, Guest Authors, Media

The onset of diabetes was much less likely in people aged 50 and over who started treatment from 2010 onwards, or who started treatment at a higher CD4 cell count, according to this B.C.study. From AIDSmap, Keith Alcorn explains.

Diabetes in people with HIV over 50 overwhelmingly linked to old antiretrovirals, not age or body weight

People with HIV over the age of 50 are more likely to have developed type 2 diabetes if they started antiretroviral treatment before 1999 or had a longer exposure to older antiretroviral drugs such as stavudine (d4T) or first-generation protease inhibitors such as nelfinavir or indinavir, according to a study of people receiving HIV care in British Columbia, Canada. The onset of diabetes was much less likely in people aged 50 and over who started treatment from 2010 onwards, or who started tr

Implants and injectables: PrEP in the future

published: January, 25, 2017 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // African, Caribbean and Black, Social Media, As Prevention , Gay Men, Treatment Guidelines -including when to start, Women, Research, International , Revolving Door, Treatment, Guest Authors

Is the future all about implants, or will it offer multiple options for people who want to use PrEP? For AIDSmap.com, Keith Alcorn reports on several developments in PrEP delivery.

Implants and injectables: PrEP in the future

Last month’s announcement that the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will give up to $140 million to a Boston drug device manufacturer to develop an implantable mini-pump to deliver drugs for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) against HIV infection has focused attention on the future of PrEP. Is the future all about implants, or will it offer multiple options for people who want to use PrEP? Implants and other long-acting drug delivery systems have attracted interest as a means of delivering P

Which is worse?

published: April, 27, 2014 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Revolving Door, Guest Authors, Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces

“As a doctor, I’d rather have HIV than diabetes” says one British doctor, as reported in The Spectator. “And if HIV still has status as a scary disease, that’s down to society’s attitude — rather than the virus itself.”

Which is worse?

The full text of this article by Max Pemberton first appeared in The Spectator here.  One of the most feared diseases in the world is now, for British doctors, a manageable chronic condition. It’s a triumph we’re oddly scared to talk about.  ‘There is now a deadly virus, which anyone can catch from sex with an infected person. If we’re not careful, the people who’ve died so far, will be just the tip of the iceberg… If you ignore AIDS, it could be the death of you.’ It has bee