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People living with HIV underestimate the harm of smoking

People with HIV in Denmark who smoke greatly underestimate the impact of smoking on life expectancy, a study of perceptions of life expectancy published this month in

Published
03 October 2018
By
Keith Alcorn
Unstable housing associated with low CD4 cell count and detectable viral load for HIV-positive women in US

Unstable housing is associated with an increased risk of a detectable viral load and low CD4 cell count among HIV-positive women, according to US research published in Social

Published
06 September 2018
By
Michael Carter
Three-quarters of deaths of people with HIV in London are due to non-AIDS conditions

Over three-quarters of deaths of people with HIV in London are due to non-AIDS conditions, with most occurring in people who were taking HIV treatment and had

Published
28 July 2018
By
Roger Pebody
Navigating Mixed Messages About HIV

We are required to both downplay the seriousness of HIV and to stress its terrible impact. Here’s the view I favor.

Published
08 June 2018
From
Poz
Starting HIV treatment at diagnosis slashes drop out, drug failure rates, China study finds

Patients diagnosed with HIV who started antiretroviral treatment within 30 days had significantly lower rates of dropping out of treatment, and higher rates successful treatment, than those who started later, particularly those who started more than three months after their diagnosis, a study in China has found.

Published
04 June 2018
From
Science Speaks
Continuous Medicaid Coverage Essential for People Living With HIV

Implementing initiatives to maintain Medicaid enrollment and expedite re-enrollment and having alternate resources available during gap times may be important to ensure continuous antiretroviral therapy (ART) to optimize HIV outcomes, according to a study recently published in the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes.

Published
01 June 2018
From
Infectious Disease Advisor
Viral suppression among transgender women is improving, but results are still below the national average

Recently we took a close look at the progress that has been made in the overall percentage of people diagnosed with HIV who have achieved viral suppression in the United States. The overall results showed improvement but hid the fact that some populations are at risk of being left behind.

Published
21 May 2018
From
The Black AIDS Institute
New findings on inflammation & how it affects people with HIV

“There is a large set of adverse events that HIV-infected individuals suffer from that appear to be associated with inflammation,” lead study author Brian Hart told BETA. “These events are relatively common and can affect length and quality of life.”

Published
27 April 2018
From
BETA blog
What are the outcomes for adults who were born with HIV?

Among people who were born with HIV and have now transitioned to adult care at St Mary’s hospital in London, 80% have an undetectable viral load,

Published
25 April 2018
By
Roger Pebody
Why Don’t Blacks With HIV Fare as Well as Whites on Treatment?

According to a recent study, such a disparity persists even when access to care for the virus is equal.

Published
13 April 2018
From
Poz
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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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