We work from the Community in the response to the HIV epidemic

Corporación Kimirina is a community organization specialized in the response to the HIV epidemic, which, living up to its name "working together for a purpose", is a group of actors who have successfully complemented technical knowledge, transparent management and political commitment in order to achieve a fair and equitable society, in which people with vulnerabilities due to situations of stigma and discrimination or traditionally excluded have a central role in decisions for action, as key populations against HIV.

Therapies based on non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors would mediate this effect through the promotion of apoptosis

A Spanish study published in the Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy has concluded that people with HIV who managed to be cured of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection experienced a greater recovery from liver fibrosis if their antiretroviral treatment contained an inhibitor of the Non-nucleoside analog reverse transcriptase (NNRTI).

The high cure rates of hepatitis C with direct-acting antivirals (DAAs) have made it possible to observe how the organ reacts - which has spent years or even decades under the action of HCV - after the cure in a large number of people. Several studies have shown that the degree of reversibility of liver fibrosis is greater the less advanced it was before obtaining a cure. However, little is known about the influence of antiretroviral treatment on the degree of liver recovery of people with HIV after being cured of hepatitis C.

 

A low-demand program for people in vulnerable situations and adapted to the place where they are would help prevent current and future outbreaks of HIV in the United States

An American study, the results of which have been published in the American Journal of Public Health, reveals that the implementation of a low-demand intervention has doubled the number of people receiving HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) among drug users who are homeless in Boston (USA).

In recent years, there have been outbreaks of HIV among homeless drug users throughout the United States, fueled by the opioid epidemic that affects the country, the lack of affordable housing and the socioeconomic vulnerability that affects people. some sectors of the population, among other reasons.

 

Given the associations between erectile dysfunction, sleep apnea, and cardiovascular health, screening for sleep apnea is recommended after a diagnosis of erectile dysfunction.

Delaying the start of antiretroviral treatment for more than four years, taking protease inhibitors for more than a year, smoking and sleep apnea increase the chances of erectile dysfunction among men with HIV, according to the findings of a US study that have been published in the journal HIV Medicine.

Although HIV is associated with an increased risk of erectile dysfunction, the factors that cause it are not clearly defined. Previous studies have shown a clear link between erectile dysfunction and cardiovascular health in the general population.

The Social Pact for Non-Discrimination and Equal Treatment associated with HIV is a key tool that can help shed light and reflect the shadows that still persist in the rights-based response in Spain

A few days after the 40th anniversary of the notification of the first case of AIDS in Spain, the Multidisciplinary Journal of AIDS has published in its latest issue a work that analyzes, from a critical perspective, the response to HIV based on rights humans through the Social Pact for Non-Discrimination and Equal Treatment associated with HIV. The Social Pact adopted in November 2018 is the result of a joint, open and participatory work that has been carried out by different health administrations (mainly at the state and regional level), associations that represent the interests and rights of people with HIV and others social agents (unions, universities, scientific societies) and whose general objective is to eliminate the stigma and discrimination associated with HIV.

 

Antiretroviral therapy (ART) not only improves the health and prolongs the lives of people with HIV; It also plays an important role in HIV prevention.

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