Tag Archives: Risk

Living with HIV associated with a fivefold increase in the risk of insomnia

People living with HIV are over five times more likely to report insomnia than matched HIV-negative controls, according to research from England and Ireland published in Open Forum Infectious Diseases. Sleeplessness in people with HIV was associated with poorer quality of life and in most cases was undiagnosed and untreated. Overall, 21% of people with… Read More »

Data from routine clinical care shows people with HIV have an increased risk of dementia and that it’s diagnosed at a younger age

The risk of dementia in older age is increased by 58% for people living with HIV compared to their HIV-negative peers, according to US research published in the online edition of AIDS. The average age at dementia diagnosis was much younger for people with HIV: 67 years compared to 78 years for people without HIV.… Read More »

Women with HIV have six-fold increase in risk of cervical cancer

Vaccination, screening and treatment could achieve elimination with a decade, say World Health Organization Women with HIV have a six-fold increase in the risk of cervical cancer compared to their HIV-negative peers, investigators report in The Lancet Global Health. They also found that globally 6% of all cases of cervical cancer are in women with… Read More »

HIV is an independent risk factor for smoking-related cancers, especially in women

New research provides compelling evidence that infection with HIV is an independent risk factor for developing smoking-related cancers. Published in AIDS, the study’s findings are especially important because they compared cancer-risk between closely-matched individuals with and without HIV who were enrolled in long-standing cohort studies. Women with HIV appeared to have an especially high risk… Read More »

Reservoirs of HIV-infected cells that can’t be reached by antiretroviral therapy associated with an important marker of cardiovascular disease risk

The increased risk of cardiovascular disease observed in people with HIV taking effective antiretroviral therapy, even when they have an undetectable viral load, could be down to reservoirs of HIV-infected cells that cannot be reached by current treatments, according to research from San Francisco published in JAMA Network Open. Researchers found that higher levels of… Read More »