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11th International Workshop on Adverse Drug Reactions and Comorbidities in HIV (IWADR) 26-28 October 2009, Philadelphia

Introduction

Reports from the workshop

The newly named 11th International Workshop on Adverse Drug Reactions and Co-morbidities in HIV was held this year from 26–28 October 2009 in Philadelphia. The workshop has expanded its earlier focus on lipodystrophy to include coinfection, particularly hepatitis and age-related morbidities including bone, cardiovascular, oncology and neurocognitive complications.

The format for the workshop continues to provide a focused forum for the range of metabolic complications but also recognises that these symptoms are becoming more difficult to view in isolation.

Reports from the meeting this year include:

  • Intermuscular tissue is decreased in HIV infection
  • High incidence and risk factors for diabetes in French cohort
  • Gender and race differences in lipodystrophy symptoms
  • Lipodystrophy is common in children from three European cohorts
  • Visceral adipose tissue returns to baseline after stopping therapeutic rHGH
  • Reduced levels of vitamin D in patients taking efavirenz
  • Association between inflammation and sleep apnea in the MACS cohort
  • Sports supplements impact on serum creatinine and eGFR markers of renal function

Webcasts from the meeting are due to be posted to the conference website shortly.
https://lipo09.events-register.com/lipodystrophy/

Links to other websites are current at date of posting but not maintained.