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Early antiretroviral treatment reduces risk of AIDS and HIV-related illness

Early antiretroviral therapy significantly reduced the risk of AIDS and HIV-related illness in a large study in low and middle-income countries, according to the final results of

Published
01 May 2014
By
Michael Carter
Antibiotic crisis bigger than Aids as common infections will kill, WHO warns

The report, Antimicrobial resistance: global report on surveillance focuses on antibiotic resistance in seven different bacteria responsible for common, serious diseases such as sepsis, diarrhoea, pneumonia, urinary tract infections and gonorrhoea.It found that antibiotic resistance is present in all areas of the globe and is growing.

Published
30 April 2014
From
Daily Telegraph
Gardasil®: CHMP Grants Positive Opinion for New Indication, for the Prevention of Anal Cancers and Anal Precancerous Lesions, in the European Union

The efficacy of Gardasil® against anal disease - anal intraepithelial neoplasia (AIN) and anal cancer - was evaluated in a population of 598 men who have sex with men between 16 and 26 years of age naïve to HPV types 6, 11, 16 and 18. The efficacy of Gardasil® in reducing the incidence of anal precancerous lesions grades 2/3 (AIN 2/3) related to vaccine HPV types 6, 11, 16 & 18 was 74.9%. Median duration of follow-up was 2.15 years.

Published
30 April 2014
From
Sanofi Pasteur press release
PCR testing reveals high prevalence of CNS infections among people living with HIV in Zambia with CNS symptoms

There is a high prevalence of central nervous system (CNS) opportunistic infections among people living with HIV in Zambia who present with CNS symptoms, investigators report in

Published
30 April 2014
By
Michael Carter
CROI 2014: Chronic lung disease is prevalent and under-diagnosed in people with HIV

Even though the incidence of most HIV-related respiratory complications and opportunistic infections have declined dramatically since the advent of effective antiretroviral therapy (ART), 4 studies presented at the 21st Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) last month in Boston showed that people living with HIV are still at increased risk...

Published
28 April 2014
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HIVandHepatitis.com
HIV infection increases risk of melanoma

HIV infection is associated with an increased risk of melanoma, according to the results of a meta-analysis published in PLOS ONE. Overall, people living with HIV had a

Published
25 April 2014
By
Michael Carter
HIV at 30: 'I've faced three decades since my diagnosis'

Thirty years ago, the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) was discovered. Here, Paul Clift, who at 59 is one of the UK's longest known survivors, reveals his experiences with HIV - and how attitudes to this once feared disease are changing.

Published
24 April 2014
From
Daily Telegraph
More Research called for into HIV and schistosomiasis coinfection in African children

Researchers from the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine have called for more research to be carried out into HIV and schistosomiasis coinfection in children in sub-Saharan Africa.

Published
23 April 2014
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HIV / AIDS News From Medical News Today
Cancer Vaccine Proves Effective in HIV Patients

Vaccines against cervical cancer work well even in sexually active women with H.I.V., a new study has found. It also found that women who already have one or two strains of the cancer-causing virus can be protected against others.

Published
22 April 2014
From
New York Times
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

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