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Viral Rebound Unlikely for Many on ART

British investigators have determined that a substantial proportion of people with HIV who are taking antiretroviral therapy (ART) will not experience viral rebound during their lifetime.

Published
14 July 2017
From
Infectious Disease Special Edition
Viral load as low as 400 copies/ml six months after starting ART is associated with a significant ten-year mortality risk

A viral load as low as 400 copies/ml six months after starting HIV therapy is associated with a substantial ten-year mortality risk, investigators from the

Published
05 July 2017
By
Michael Carter
Life insurance policyholders with HIV urged to review life cover term

People with HIV who took out life insurance between 2009 and 2013 should review their policy, Unusual Risks has urged.

Published
24 May 2017
From
Professional Adviser
The HIV story is not over - the spectre of anti-science threatens our advances

The life expectancy of people with HIV is now ‘near normal’, but complacency would be wrong.

Published
17 May 2017
From
The Guardian
Life expectancy now near-normal in people with CD4 counts over 350 a year after starting therapy

A large study of 88,504 people with HIV on antiretroviral therapy (ART), published in The Lancet HIV journal and reported widely in the news, has found substantial

Published
15 May 2017
By
Gus Cairns
HIV life expectancy 'near normal' thanks to new drugs

Newer medications have fewer side effects and are more efficient at stopping the virus.

Published
11 May 2017
From
BBC Health
New Study Reveals why people with HIV are more likely to develop Emphysema

Up to 30 percent of HIV patients who are appropriately treated with antiretroviral therapies develop the chronic lung disease emphysema in their lifetime. Now, new research from Weill Cornell Medicine investigators has uncovered a mechanism that might explain why this lung damage occurs.

Published
10 May 2017
From
Weill Cornell Medicine
Suicide accounts for 2% of deaths in people with HIV, twice the rate of the general population

Men living with HIV have an elevated rate of suicide, particularly in the first year after diagnosis, according to a fifteen-year study of almost 90,000 people diagnosed

Published
06 April 2017
By
Roger Pebody
Early adherence to ART key to long-term virological outcomes

Adherence to antiretroviral therapy (ART) in the first few months after starting treatment is crucial to the long-term outcomes, French research published in the online

Published
14 March 2017
By
Michael Carter
Changes in viral suppression over time reveal disparities in HIV care in the United States

Sustained viral suppression over the course of a year may be a better measure than the most recent viral load test result when it comes to understanding

Published
15 February 2017
By
Liz Highleyman
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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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