This is the first reported case in which an HIV-positive patient with both severe psoriasis and KS is treated with ustekinumab. The results suggest that the biologic may be a safe and effective treatment for these patients.
The HIV risk conversation can be difficult to initiate, but Dr. Englund suggests treating it like any other routine, preventative question.
African American women are disproportionately affected by cervical cancer, with higher rates of incidence and mortality than white women. Reproductive health plays a key role.
The proof of concept of renal transplantation in HIV-positive recipients and, more recently, of using organs from HIV-positive donors, means that additional HIV-positive end-stage renal disease patients will be eligible for transplantation and will experience benefits similar to those of non-infected patients.
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HIV patients who undergo cardiac surgery have no increased inpatient mortality risk, lower rates of stroke and similar rates of infection and complications as HIV-negative patients.