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People living with HIV in the UK still have impaired health-related quality of life

People living with HIV in the UK have poorer health-related quality of life (HRQoL) compared to individuals in the general population, according to research presented at the

Published
22 April 2014
By
Michael Carter
Can we provide point-of-care viral load tests in poor countries?

It is not impossible to provide mobile, point-of-care viral load tests in resource-poor settings, the 2014 Treatment as Prevention workshop in Vancouver heard last week. By using a number

Published
10 April 2014
By
Gus Cairns
Low CD4 count during HIV therapy increases risk of virus-related non-AIDS cancers

A poor CD4 response to antiretroviral therapy (ART) is associated with an increased risk of virus-related non-AIDS-defining cancers (NADC), US investigators report in AIDS. Several CD4 count

Published
09 April 2014
By
Michael Carter
Standard HIV treatment achieves high concentrations in female genital tract and suppresses shedding of virus

Standard antiretroviral therapy containing tenofovir, FTC and atazanavir achieves high concentrations in the female genital tract and suppresses HIV replication throughout the menstrual cycle, US investigators report

Published
01 April 2014
By
Michael Carter
HIV viral load in semen can differ in two samples provided within one hour

HIV can be intermittently detectable in the semen of men taking long-term antiretroviral therapy that is achieving full suppression of viral load in the blood, French investigators report

Published
01 April 2014
By
Michael Carter
Point-of-care HIV tests elude poor countries

High costs and logistic hurdles have delayed the rollout of point-of-care (POC) diagnostic tests for HIV in resource-poor countries where they are urgently needed, experts say.

Published
31 March 2014
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Risk score can help predict which people living with HIV have highest risk of kidney disease during tenofovir treatment

Investigators in the United States have developed a risk score to predict which people living with HIV have the highest risk of developing chronic kidney disease.

Published
31 March 2014
By
Michael Carter
South African treatment guidelines need to consider viral load, not CD4 count, to achieve greater impact of treatment as prevention: study

Recommendations about the initiation of antiretroviral therapy (ART) need to change for the use of HIV treatment as prevention to have maximum benefit, according to an international team

Published
27 March 2014
By
Michael Carter
Monitoring may be an option for people living with HIV diagnosed with high-grade pre-cancerous anal lesions

Up to 62% of people living with HIV who have high-grade pre-cancerous cell changes may experience an improvement in their condition over two years without any

Published
18 March 2014
By
Michael Carter
Only having sex with same-status partners is an HIV prevention strategy for 40% of gay men

A study from Seattle has found that only having sex with men of the same HIV status was by far the most common method of trying to

Published
11 March 2014
By
Gus Cairns

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