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WHO confirms antiretroviral therapy reduces the risk of life-threatening HIV-related infections

Adults and children with HIV who start antiretroviral therapy (ART) as early as possible reduce their risk of developing serious HIV-related infections, according to new findings published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases on 15 June 2016.

Published
22 June 2016
From
World Health Organization
Cryptococcal meningitis: a blind spot in curbing AIDS

Cryptococcal meningitis, a co-infection of HIV, is a leading killer of patients with AIDS worldwide. Yet it receives little global attention.

Published
15 April 2016
From
The Lancet (requires free registration)
ART has averted over 850,000 HIV-related opportunistic infections in low and middle income countries

Rollout of antiretroviral therapy (ART) in low and middle income countries has averted over 850,000 cases of HIV-related opportunistic infections at a saving of at least $47 million

Published
21 March 2016
By
Michael Carter
HIV-related wasting can have long-term consequences

HIV-associated wasting can have a long-term impact on physical function and quality of life, according to research from the United States published in the online edition of AIDS.

Published
30 November 2015
By
Michael Carter
High standards of care associated with reduced mortality risk of patients with HIV

Quality of care (QOC) in the first twelve months after entering HIV care is associated with longer-term mortality risk, investigators from the US Department of Veterans Affairs report

Published
28 September 2015
By
Michael Carter
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
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