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The latest international news, analysis and features on the HIV epidemic from Avert. Share your views and expertise with your peers in the comments box below the articles.

13 October 2015

Cancer risk for people living with HIV increases over time

As people living with HIV grow older, they have a greater chance of developing certain types of cancers compared to the general population.

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30 July 2015

Providers lack knowledge to care for older PLHIV

A quarter of people living with HIV in the UK are aged over 50, according to recent statistics from Public Health England. While care of HIV-positive people was once the domain of specialist staff, people living with HIV are now living full lives thanks to treatment, and are more often seen by general health services. However, the care needs of older HIV-positive people still require careful consideration, as many primary providers do not have up-to-date knowledge of HIV.

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05 May 2015

Disclosure not automatically linked to mental well-being

Individuals who choose not to disclose their HIV status are not more likely to suffer from depression or anxiety, have more problems with treatment adherence or worse HIV outcomes, according to a large study presented at the British HIV Association (BHIVA) conference in Brighton last week.

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30 January 2015

US health insurers discriminate with high ARV prices

A study that looked at health insurance plans under the new Affordable Care Act (ACA) in the United States has found that people living with HIV (PLHIV) on some plans are paying on average $3000 more than PLHIV on other plans. The findings have sparked concerns that these insurance providers are pricing antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) in the highest bracket within their plans – in what has been called ‘adverse tiering’ – to discourage PLHIV taking up policies.

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