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New approach to HIV management in Tanzania and Zambia reduces deaths by almost one-third

A new approach to care for patients with advanced HIV in Tanzania and Zambia combining community support and screening for a type of meningitis has reduced deaths by 28 percent, according to research from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

Published
11 March 2015
From
Eurekalert Medicine & Health
Stopping cotrimoxazole during antiretroviral therapy raises risk of bacterial illness, malaria, Ugandan trial shows

Stopping cotrimoxazole prophylaxis increases the risk of serious bacterial infections and malaria, even at high CD4 cell counts, in people taking antiretroviral therapy in Uganda, results of

Published
26 February 2015
By
Keith Alcorn
Patients with HIV can safely receive kidneys from deceased HIV-positive donors, with good five-year survival rates

HIV-positive patients can safely receive kidneys from deceased HIV-infected donors, investigators from South Africa report in the February 12th edition of the New England Journal of Medicine. 

Published
16 February 2015
By
Michael Carter
Pneumonia risk far higher for HIV-positive children, study shows

HIV-positive children in developing countries are six times more likely to die from pneumonia than children without the virus, research suggests. The first global study into pneumonia deaths in children with HIV has found that, in one year, pneumonia affected 1.4 million children and led to a further 88,000 deaths.

Published
07 January 2015
From
Science Daily
HIV boosts pneumococcal risk 24 times in nationwide Danish study

HIV infection raised the risk of invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD) - one of the main causes of bacterial pneumonia - more than 24 times in a nationwide Danish comparison of people with and without HIV infection. Among people with HIV, smoking and injecting drug use boosted IPD risk.

Published
18 November 2014
From
International AIDS Society
NHS England: make sure your clients get flu vaccination

NHS England has sent a letter to healthcare charities, including HIV charities, asking them to remind their clients that they are eligible for free seasonal influenza vaccinations and should get them. The flu vaccine is available from your GP and you are eligible for it if you have HIV.

Published
13 November 2014
From
NHS England
Unusual immune cell needed to prevent oral thrush, researchers find

An unusual kind of immune cell in the tongue appears to play a pivotal role in the prevention of thrush, according to the researchers who discovered them. The findings might shed light on why people infected with HIV or who have other immune system impairments are more susceptible to the oral yeast infection.

Published
07 October 2014
From
Science Daily
Study of Meningitis Vaccine Effectiveness for HIV-Positive People Urged

At least one New York City man who was in a recent cluster of three men who had meningitis was previously vaccinated against the bacteria, but may have had a reduced immune response because he is HIV-positive.

Published
03 October 2014
From
Gay City News
Fungus Behind AIDS Deaths Found Growing on Trees in Southern California

A middle school student's science experiment leads to a surprise finding about an all-too-common fungus. “One shouldn’t be afraid of trees,” Springer told Healthline, “but if you are sick, you may not want to be sawing down a tree, which would cause the fungus to disperse and cause exposure.”

Published
24 September 2014
From
Healthline
Risk of invasive pneumococcal disease remains high for people living with HIV

People living with HIV continue to be at increased risk of invasive pneumococcal disease, Danish investigators report in the online edition of Clinical Infectious Diseases. Even

Published
06 August 2014
By
Michael Carter
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