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Sean Hosein

Sean R. Hosein

Sean R. Hosein is the science and medical editor of CATIE, a prominent Canadian HIV news and information resource. He has been covering HIV news since 1988. CATIE profiled Hostein in 2014 for its landmark 200th TreatmentUpdate issue.

Latest by Sean R. Hosein

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Insufficient Food Linked to Inflammation in HIV-Positive Women

Women who experienced food insecurity were more likely to have elevated levels of inflammation. Researchers suspect that food insecurity causes stress, and this stress in turn raises inflammation in HIV-positive women.

By Sean R. Hosein for Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange
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Pilot Study Finds Intense Exercise Is Good for Older HIV-Positive Men

In a recent study, older men who engaged in high-intensity aerobic exercise (but not moderate intensity) showed a significantly increased their ability to maximize their use of oxygen.

By Sean R. Hosein for Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange
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AIDS 2018: The Good and the Bad

"At this year's International AIDS Conference ... we witnessed several pivotal developments in the global HIV response," Sean Hosein writes. "We also saw some setbacks in our efforts to prevent infections and improve the lives of people living with H...

By Sean R. Hosein for Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange
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Hepatitis C Treatment Epclusa Approved in Canada -- Key Information

On July 11, 2016, Health Canada licensed the sale and use of a new fixed-dose combination of two anti-hepatitis C virus (HCV) drugs sold under the brand name Epclusa.

By Sean R. Hosein for Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange
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An Aging Epidemic

HIV treatment has made people's lives much longer -- so much so that HIV is now an "aging epidemic," but what exactly does that mean?

By Sean R. Hosein for Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange
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Strengthening the Aging Brain

ART users can sometimes develop problems with memory and thinking clearly. What daily activities can keep your brain sharp?

By Sean R. Hosein for Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange
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What Are the Different Strains of HIV?

HIV can be divided into two main groups of viruses, as follows:

HIV-1 HIV-2

HIV-1 is the most common form of the virus and is found throughout the world. HIV-2 is most commonly found in West Africa but is being gradually displaced by HIV-1. This ...

By Sean R. Hosein for Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange
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Tuberculosis and HIV: Background Information

Tuberculosis (TB) is caused by bacteria called Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex and usually affects the lungs. However, among people co-infected with TB and HIV, parts of the body outside the lungs are often affected; this is called extra-pulmonary...

By Sean R. Hosein for Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange
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Fat Wasting and HAART

Combination HIV therapy (commonly called ART or HAART) has many benefits, such as strengthening the immune system, improving overall health and dramatically lengthening survival. Newer formulations and combinations of HAART are generally well tolerat...

By Sean R. Hosein for Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange
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Kombucha Caution

In the late 1980s in high-income countries, only one drug was available for the treatment of HIV/AIDS: AZT (zidovudine, Retrovir). It had to be taken six times daily and at high doses that caused serious side effects -- and it had limited effectivene...

By Sean R. Hosein for Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange