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Benefits of early HIV treatment are clear, but issues raised by START and D:A:D remain unresolved

The long-running controversy over when to start antiretroviral therapy (ART) has been definitively answered, but research is still needed to fully understand the implications of the large START

Published
23 October 2015
By
Liz Highleyman
Sobering Results from Real World HIV Treatment Analysis

The proportion of people with HIV whose treatment is successful appears lower in the real world than in clinical trials, a researcher said here.

Published
12 October 2015
From
MedPage Today
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
Substantial improvement in life expectancy of older HIV-positive patients in modern treatment era, report Danes

The prognosis of older HIV-positive patients has improved substantially during the era of combination antiretroviral therapy (cART), according to Danish research published in the online edition of the

Published
23 September 2015
By
Michael Carter
Asymptomatic neurocognitive impairment in people with HIV does predict later neurocognitive symptoms

People with HIV who showed evidence of asymptomatic neurocognitive impairment at study entry were nearly twice as likely to progress to symptomatic HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders as those with

Published
11 September 2015
By
Liz Highleyman
Good outcomes for people living with HIV diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma in France

People living with HIV who are diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma now have excellent outcomes, French investigators report in the online edition of Clinical Infectious Diseases. Two-year

Published
26 August 2015
By
Michael Carter
HIV-positive postpartum women who rapidly re-engage with HIV care more likely to have viral suppression in longer term

HIV-positive women who have recently given birth have low rates of engagement with HIV care, investigators from the US report in the online edition of Clinical Infectious

Published
19 August 2015
By
Michael Carter
Life expectancy of HIV-positive Canadians rises to 65 years: study

The study, from the Canadian Observational Cohort Collaboration, indicated the overall life expectancy of Canadians undergoing antiretroviral treatment for the AIDS-causing virus had climbed to 65 years -- about a 16-year jump since 2000.

Published
10 August 2015
From
CTV News
START trial provides definitive evidence of the benefits of early HIV treatment

People who start antiretroviral therapy (ART) immediately after HIV diagnosis, while their CD4 cell count is still high, rather than waiting until it falls below 350 cells/mm3

Published
21 July 2015
By
Liz Highleyman
People with HIV live almost 20 years longer than in 2001

People living with the HIV virus today can expect to live nearly two decades longer than those who were diagnosed at the start of this century, thanks to cheaper and more readily available antiretroviral drugs, the UN said in a major report on a disease once seen by many as a death sentence to be endured in secrecy. The average HIV-positive person is now expected to live for 55 years – 19 years longer than in 2001, according to the report by the UN’s Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAids).

Published
14 July 2015
From
The Guardian

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