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Lowering toxicity of new HIV drugs predicted to improve life expectancy

While bringing new drugs to market is important for increasing life expectancy in younger people with HIV, lowering the toxicity of those drugs may have an even greater health impact on all HIV patients, a University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health analysis reveals.

Published
26 June 2014
From
EurekAlert
Mortality with HIV drops sharply in Georgia after 2004 cART rollout

Mortality among Georgians with HIV fell by more than half after 2004, when the Eastern European country began providing combination antiretroviral therapy (cART) to everyone in need. Tuberculosis remains a leading cause of death.

Published
23 June 2014
From
International AIDS Society
Paper explores new theory on spread of HIV by "popular" cells

"Popular" cells - could there really be such a thing? According to a new opinion paper published in PLoS Pathogens, the human body may contain cells that have more contact with other cells and could be "superspreaders" of the HIV virus.

Published
11 June 2014
From
HIV / AIDS News From Medical News Today
AIDS Remains Leading Cause Of Death In HIV+ People Across France

In a 2010 survey in France, AIDS remained the leading cause of death in people with HIV, accounting for 25% of deaths. But that proportion dropped from 36% in 2005 and from 47% in 2000.

Published
20 May 2014
From
International AIDS Society
30 years on and still more to do to educate gay men about HIV prevention

Thirty years after the discovery of virus, new research from NAT (National AIDS Trust) reveals that gay men are in the dark about new HIV prevention tools, with knowledge among 16-24 year olds particularly low.

Published
23 April 2014
From
NAT press release
As a doctor, I’d rather have HIV than diabetes

One of the most feared diseases in the world is now, for British doctors, a manageable chronic condition. It’s a triumph we’re oddly scared to talk about

Published
17 April 2014
From
The Spectator
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
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