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  • Smoking may shorten the lifespan of people living with HIV more than HIV itself

    Smoking may shorten the lifespan of people living with HIV more than HIV itselfEurekAlert (press release)A new study led by researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) finds that cigarette smoking substantially reduces the lifespan of people living with HIV in the U.S., potentially even more than HIV itself.

    03 November 2016 | EurekAlert (press release)
  • Spirituality May Help HIV Patients Survive Longer

    Over 17 years, researchers followed HIV-positive men and women who were already in the mid-stage of their disease by the time the study began. They found that people who engaged in spiritual practices and thinking had a greater rate of survival than people who did not—two to four times greater, in fact.

    09 May 2016 | The Atlantic
  • AIDS Treatment in Haiti Promising for Developing Nations

    One of the first groups of HIV patients in a poor country to get free AIDS drugs has about the same survival rate as their closest counterparts in the United States, according to scientists at Weill Cornell Medical College.

    19 April 2016 | The New York Times
  • Older People With HIV Have Longer, But Still Limited Lifespan

    Antiretrovirals have greatly expanded the life expectancy of people with HIV age 50 and older, but this group still has a higher risk of death than the general population.

    18 February 2016 | AIDSMeds
  • Haitian AIDS Patients' 10-year Survival Equal to American Patients

    One of the first groups of AIDS patients to receive free HIV drugs in a public health setting in the developing world is living as long as those in the United States, according to research conducted by Weill Cornell Medicine investigators.

    01 February 2016 | Weill Cornell Medical College
  • Sobering Results from Real World HIV Treatment Analysis

    The proportion of people with HIV whose treatment is successful appears lower in the real world than in clinical trials, a researcher said here.

    12 October 2015 | MedPage Today
  • Life expectancy of HIV-positive Canadians rises to 65 years: study

    The study, from the Canadian Observational Cohort Collaboration, indicated the overall life expectancy of Canadians undergoing antiretroviral treatment for the AIDS-causing virus had climbed to 65 years -- about a 16-year jump since 2000.

    10 August 2015 | CTV News
  • People with HIV live almost 20 years longer than in 2001

    People living with the HIV virus today can expect to live nearly two decades longer than those who were diagnosed at the start of this century, thanks to cheaper and more readily available antiretroviral drugs, the UN said in a major report on a disease once seen by many as a death sentence to be endured in secrecy. The average HIV-positive person is now expected to live for 55 years – 19 years longer than in 2001, according to the report by the UN’s Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAids).

    14 July 2015 | The Guardian
  • UNAIDS announces that the goal of 15 million people on life-saving HIV treatment by 2015 has been met nine months ahead of schedule

    The AIDS targets of MDG 6—halting and reversing the spread of HIV—have been achieved and exceeded, according to a new report released today by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS). New HIV infections have fallen by 35% and AIDS-related deaths by 41%. The global response to HIV has averted 30 million new HIV infections and nearly 8 million (7.8 million) AIDS-related deaths since 2000, when the MDGs were set.

    14 July 2015 | UNAIDS
  • Long-Term Painkiller Use Linked to Higher Death Risk Among HIV-Positive Individuals

    Long-term opioid use conferred a 40% higher death risk in a prospective study of U.S. veterans with or without HIV. The heightened risk ran to 46% in veterans with HIV compared with 25% in those without HIV. Long-term benzodiazepine use also inflated death risk in this population.

    17 June 2015 | The Body
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