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  • The genetics of coping with HIV

    We respond to infections in two fundamental ways. One is 'resistance,' where the body attacks the invading pathogen and reduces its numbers. Another, which is much less well understood, is 'tolerance,' where the body tries to minimize the damage done by the pathogen. A study using data from a large Swiss cohort of HIV-infected individuals gives us a glimpse into why some people cope with HIV better than others.

    12 November 2014 | Science Daily
  • Why Did AIDS Activists Go to Geneva to Cite U.S. HIV/AIDS Policies as a Form of Racial Discrimination?

    "It is important for activists to use whatever means are at our disposal -- including public embarrassment of the U.S. -- to fight all forms of discrimination," says Kenyon Farrow, the U.S. & Global Health Policy Director with Treatment Action Group (TAG).

    29 October 2014 | The Body
  • After two years on antiretroviral therapy, survival in South African patients meets rates from North America

    Provided that therapy is started promptly, South Africans with HIV have chances of remaining alive beyond two years on antiretroviral therapy that are comparable to those of North American patients, according to new research.

    10 September 2014 | Science Daily
  • HIV drugs 'boost South African life expectancy'

    South Africans are living on average up to 61.2 years compared to 52.2 years nearly 10 years ago, mainly thanks to life-saving Aids drugs, a government report says.

    04 August 2014 | BBC
  • 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.

    26 June 2014 | 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.

    23 June 2014 | 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.

    11 June 2014 | 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.

    20 May 2014 | 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.

    23 April 2014 | 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

    17 April 2014 | The Spectator
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