Medications

Serious falls pose risk to people living with HIV

(HealthDay)—Benzodiazepines and muscle relaxants are associated with serious falls among people living with HIV in their 50s, according to a study recently published in the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome.

HIV & AIDS

Sex with HIV still a crime? Updated laws divide advocates

As Sanjay Johnson describes it, his sexual encounter with James Booth on Oct. 2, 2015, was a one-night stand. But it would bind the men inextricably two years later, when Booth walked into an Arkansas police station and accused ...

HIV & AIDS

How preschools can do more to support children living with HIV

Thanks to antiretroviral therapy, children living with HIV are likely to live much longer than they would without treatment. They will go to school like other children and develop in much the same way. But how much do their ...

HIV & AIDS

People with HIV are growing old—and society isn't ready for it

The good news is that people with HIV are living much longer than they used to; it's estimated that by 2020, 70 percent of people living with HIV in the United States will be age 50 and older, compared to 10 percent during ...

HIV & AIDS

Privacy concerns keep men from HIV testing, treatment

Privacy concerns linked to both health facilities and providers are major barriers to increasing the number of men who are tested and treated for HIV in Cote d'Ivoire, suggests new Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs ...

HIV & AIDS

Fury at HIV data leak in conservative Singapore

Rico has lived with HIV for almost a decade, confiding in only a small number of people in socially conservative Singapore, fearful of the reaction. Last month, he got a phone call saying information about his condition had ...

HIV & AIDS

Relationship counseling encourages couples HIV testing

It's long been known that couples HIV testing and counseling is an effective way to mutually disclose HIV status and link to health care—unfortunately, couples don't use it even though it's widely available.

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