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Same-day ART initiation linked to increased risk of negative outcomes

Same-day initiation of antiretroviral therapy after diagnosis has some negative effects, including more patients lost to follow-up, according to a study conducted in Eswatini. The World Health Organization’s Treat-All policy recommends lifelong antiretroviral therapy (ART) for all people living with HIV at the time of diagnosis, irrespective of immunological criteria. Newly diagnosed individuals are generally… Read More »

Use of beta-blockers to treat high blood pressure in people with HIV associated with poorer cardiovascular outcomes

Beta-blockers for first-line treatment high blood pressure is associated with an increased risk of heart disease among people with HIV, according to research published in Hypertension. Investigators from the US Department of Veterans Affairs examined cardiovascular outcomes among approximately 8000 HIV-positive individuals with hypertension (high blood pressure) over seven years of follow-up. One in eight… Read More »