CD4 count below 350 increases the risk of severe COVID-19

European HIV medical groups recommend priority vaccination for people with CD4 counts below 350 People with HIV with CD4 counts below 350 were almost three times more likely to experience severe COVID-19 symptoms than people with higher CD4 counts, confirming warnings by the British HIV Association and the European AIDS Clinical Society that immunosuppressed people… Read More »

Alex Blowers appointed as new chair of INCA

The body representing the challenger internet network providers also welcomes CityFibre back into membership London, UK, 15 January – INCA’s board has appointed CityFibre’s head of regulation to be the association’s new Chair. Alex Blowers is one of the biggest hitters in policy and regulation in the sector and his appointment will add significant depth… Read More »

Aspera recognized as a 2020 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Software Asset Management Tools

Designed for enterprise software & services decision makers, Gartner Peer Insights offers unbiased customer reviews to support your SAM tool buying process. Boston, MA, January 14, 2021 – Aspera, a leading provider of solutions and services for Software Asset Management (SAM), and part of the USU Group, is thrilled to be named a Customers’ Choice… Read More »

Fat Hormone Influences Your Motivation to Eat

A new study helps to explain how leptin, a hormone produced by fat tissue, influences your motivation to eat. The researchers described for the first time a collection of leptin-responsive neurons in the brain’s lateral hypothalamic area (LHA). Those LHA neurons feed directly into the mesolimbic dopamine system, which controls the rewarding properties assigned to… Read More »

Data from routine clinical care shows people with HIV have an increased risk of dementia and that it’s diagnosed at a younger age

The risk of dementia in older age is increased by 58% for people living with HIV compared to their HIV-negative peers, according to US research published in the online edition of AIDS. The average age at dementia diagnosis was much younger for people with HIV: 67 years compared to 78 years for people without HIV.… Read More »