• A Map of Loss: The AIDS Quilt Goes Online
Over the last 25 years, families and friends of those who have passed away from AIDS have contributed 6’-by-3’ panels — about the size of an average grave — to a giant tapestry known as the AIDS Quilt. Today that quilt is, in a literal sense, monumental, its size a testament to the disease’s toll. With nearly 50,000 panels, it weighs more than 53 tons and would cover 1.3 million square feet were it ever to be displayed all at once. It is said to be the largest piece of community folk art in the world.
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Researchers therefore wanted to see if an inability to process sugars led to more rapid liver fibrosis in people with HIV and hepatitis C.
Their research involved 158 people, 55% of whom were diagnosed with insulin resistance when they entered the study.
The participants were monitored for approximately 18 months. During this time 18% developed liver fibrosis.
People who had insulin resistance when they joined the study were almost twice as likely to develop fibrosis than people who were able to process sugars.
The researchers think that the inflammation caused by hepatitis C could be an explanation for increased insulin resistance.
For more information on HIV and hepatitis co-infection, you can read or download our HIV & hepatitis booklet from www.aidsmap.com/booklets.