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Symptoms of primary HIV infection often mistaken for malaria, representing missed opportunity for testing and prevention

Almost two-thirds of a cohort of Kenyans newly infected with HIV had sought treatment for fever, and 40% of these received presumptive treatment for malaria, but only 12%

Published
28 April 2011
By
Carole Leach-Lemens
€12 million ($16.9 million) project to develop new tools for malaria control

Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine has launched a collaborative project to develop and evaluate new tools to control the spread of malaria in Africa. AvecNet is a five year, €12 million ($16.9 million) project involving sixteen partners in Africa and Europe, funded by the European Union's Seventh Framework program.

Published
29 March 2011
From
Eurekalert Medicine & Health
Cotrimoxazole better at preventing malaria than standard preventive treatment in pregnant women with HIV

Daily cotrimoxazole treatment significantly reduced malaria parasitaemia and anaemia in pregnant women with HIV infection when compared to intermittent preventive treatment with sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine, a study in Malawi

Published
14 January 2011
By
Keith Alcorn
Malaria in India 'underestimated'

The number of people dying from malaria in India has been hugely underestimated, according to new research.

Published
21 October 2010
From
BBC Health
Breastfeeding reduces risk of malaria in infants with HIV

In HIV-exposed and HIV-infected infants aged six to 15 months breastfeeding significantly lowered the risks of getting malaria according to Neil Vora and colleagues in a prospective

Published
25 August 2010
By
Carole Leach-Lemens
Cotrimoxazole cuts mortality for symptomatic patients with HIV in areas with low malaria prevalence

Starting treatment with the antibiotic cotrimoxazole at the same time as antiretroviral therapy reduces mortality by over a third amongst patients with HIV, South African

Published
06 July 2010
By
Michael Carter
Malaria symptoms should raise suspicion of HIV in sub-Saharan Africa

Screening for HIV in people who present with suspected malarial fever could identify large numbers of very recent HIV infections in countries with a high

Published
28 June 2010
By
Carole Leach-Lemens
Cheap antibiotic halves risk of death in first 18 months of antiretroviral treatment

Use of cotrimoxazole, a cheap and widely available antibiotic, cut the death rate by half in the first 72 weeks on antiretroviral therapy in over

Published
01 April 2010
By
Carole Leach-Lemens
Efavirenz, Kaletra and boosted atazanavir reduce levels of key anti-malaria drug

Levels of atovaquone/proguanil, a drug used for malaria prophylaxis, are reduced in patients taking several first-line antiretroviral drugs, Dutch investigators report in the online edition

Published
22 March 2010
By
Michael Carter
Malaria cases fall with each year of HIV treatment in Ugandan patients

Antiretroviral treatment was associated with a 75% decline in the incidence of malaria over four years in DART study participants, Ugandan and UK-based researchers reported

Published
27 July 2009
By
Keith Alcorn

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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap
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