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START study shows that people starting HIV treatment earlier have better quality of life

Rather than treatment side-effects having a negative impact on people’s quality of life when they start HIV treatment, data from the large randomised START study show a

Published
07 March 2016
By
Roger Pebody
Life expectancy in HIV-positive people in the US still lags 13 years behind HIV-negative people

A study presented at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2016) comparing life expectancies of HIV-positive and HIV-negative people within the Kaiser Permanente health insurance

Published
28 February 2016
By
Gus Cairns
Older People With HIV Have Longer, But Still Limited Lifespan

Antiretrovirals have greatly expanded the life expectancy of people with HIV age 50 and older, but this group still has a higher risk of death than the general population.

Published
18 February 2016
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Haitian AIDS Patients' 10-year Survival Equal to American Patients

One of the first groups of AIDS patients to receive free HIV drugs in a public health setting in the developing world is living as long as those in the United States, according to research conducted by Weill Cornell Medicine investigators.

Published
01 February 2016
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Weill Cornell Medical College
Women living with HIV in the UK continue to have poorer treatment outcomes

Women have triple the rate of poor treatment outcomes of gay men and the gap has not narrowed over the last decade, according to an analysis from

Published
13 November 2015
By
Roger Pebody
Risk of heart attack rises with length of HIV infection, regardless of age

Ten years after becoming infected with HIV, a person living with HIV has approximately twice the risk of heart attack compared to someone who has just acquired

Published
27 October 2015
By
Keith Alcorn
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
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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

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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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