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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
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
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
Sean Strub: Whitewashing AIDS History

In my book, I recount how slow the federal government was in publicizing the use of Bactrim and other sulfa drugs to prevent PCP (the pneumonia that was then the leading killer of people with AIDS) in addition to its long-time and well-known use to treat PCP.

Published
11 March 2014
From
Huffington Post
Researchers look for culprit behind oral health problems in HIV-positive patients

Researchers want to help HIV-positive patients live better by understanding why their essentially dormant infection is still wreaking havoc in their mouth. Even with meticulous dental hygiene, tooth decay and gum disease, as well as infections by yeast, bacteria, and viruses such as human papillomavirus, continue to plague many patients, said Dr. Josѐ A.

Published
24 February 2014
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HIV / AIDS News From Medical News Today
We urge WHO to act on cytomegalovirus retinitis

Treatment with a simple pill, valganciclovir, is realistic in every setting. Unfortunately, with no mention of cytomegalovirus retinitis by WHO and no WHO guidelines on cytomegalovirus treatment, there has been little attention to treatment in national programmes.

Published
31 January 2014
From
Lancet Global Health
Booster Shots Needed for People with HIV?

Previous research indicates people with HIV have a reduced immune response to most vaccines, but how does immune response hold up over time—and what are the implications for re-vaccinating with “booster shots”?

Published
26 January 2014
From
BETA blog
Study identifies factors associated with mortality in HIV-positive people with cryptococcal meningitis

Rapid diagnosis and effective antifungal therapy are essential to reduce mortality rates in HIV-positive people with cryptococcal meningitis (CM), results of a study published in the online edition

Published
10 January 2014
By
Michael Carter
Early ART only increases TB IRIS risk for people with HIV who have a CD4 cell count below 50

A low CD4 cell count increases the risk of immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome (IRIS) for people starting antiretroviral therapy (ART) within two weeks of treatment for tuberculosis (TB),

Published
28 November 2013
By
Michael Carter
Meningococcal Disease Risk 10-Fold Higher in People With HIV

People living with AIDS/HIV (PLWHA) are at 10-fold increased risk for contracting invasive meningococcal disease (IMD), according to a 12-year epidemiologic study published online October 29 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

Published
01 November 2013
From
Medscape
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