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South Africa: ARV Programme Saves 780 000 Lives

South Africa's HIV antiretroviral treatment programme saved 780 000 lives between 2003 and 2012, according to a recently released independent review. But the tuberculosis programme is failing to meet targets.

Published
14 April 2014
From
Health-e
Twenty years after genocide, Rwanda is a model of health equity

Just two decades later, life expectancy has doubled. Vaccination rates for many diseases are now higher than those registered in the United States—more than 97% of Rwandan infants are immunized against ten different diseases. Child mortality has fallen by more than two thirds since 2000. New HIV infection rates fell by 60% between 2000 and 2012, and AIDS-related mortality fell by 82%. HIV treatment is free.

Published
10 April 2014
From
Quartz
Quality of life for people with HIV in the UK remains poor, despite treatment successes

Compared to the general population, people with HIV experienced lower HRQoL in all of the areas they were questioned about, but especially anxiety and depression. Being female, non-white, without children and having a lower level of education were associated with lower HRQoL. The negative effect of HIV on overall HRQoL was similar to heavy smoking.

Published
02 April 2014
From
British HIV Association
More Life Years Lost Through Smoking Than HIV in 18,000-Person Analysis

Antiretroviral-treated HIV-positive people lost more life years compared with the general population because of smoking than because of HIV infection, according to analysis of nearly 18,000 HIV-positive people in the ART Cohort Collaboration (ART-CC). The impact of smoking on mortality rose steeply with age.

Published
24 March 2014
From
NATAP
AIDS No Longer Among Top Ten Causes Of Death In NYC

For the first time since the HIV epidemic exploded more than a generation ago, AIDS is no longer one of the top 10 causes of death in New York City.

Published
14 March 2014
From
New York Daily News
Two new studies point to impact of HIV treatment on transmission in high-HIV-burden African contexts

Two new studies released by Epicentre, the research arm of the international medical humanitarian organization Médecins Sans Frontières/ Doctors Without Borders (MSF) at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections in Boston this week point to reductions in new HIV infections in areas where HIV treatment has been scaled up. Results also show viral suppression in one Malawian district twice as high as in the US.

Published
07 March 2014
From
MSF
Early Treatment Lowers HIV’s Spread and Benefits Economy

Early HIV treatment has expanded life expectancies, prevented new HIV cases and saved billions of dollars in skirted life expectancy losses in the United States.

Published
04 March 2014
From
AIDSMeds
Advances in HIV treatment dramatically increase life expectancy

An individual in North America beginning HIV treatment can now expect to live into their early 70s, a dramatic increase from just over 10 years ago, according to a new study from a collaboration of researchers led by the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS (BC-CfE).

Published
19 December 2013
From
British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS
HIV-AIDS biggest health risk in Thailand

HIV-AIDS is still the biggest health risk in Thailand says a new report exposing the devastating impact of the disease in the country.

Published
22 August 2013
From
Radio Australia
Average HIV life assurance sum assured is too low

Research into life assurance for people with HIV shows many policies are still only for relatively low amounts and short terms.

Published
12 August 2013
From
Private Healthcare UK
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