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  • 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

    10 hours ago | 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.

    14 April 2014 | 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.

    10 April 2014 | 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.

    02 April 2014 | 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.

    24 March 2014 | 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.

    14 March 2014 | 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.

    07 March 2014 | 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.

    04 March 2014 | 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).

    19 December 2013 | 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.

    22 August 2013 | Radio Australia
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