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More Life Years Lost Through Smoking Than HIV in 18,000-Person Analysis

Antiretroviral-treated HIV-positive people lost more life years compared with the general population because of smoking than because of HIV infection, according to analysis of nearly 18,000 HIV-positive people in the ART Cohort Collaboration (ART-CC). The impact of smoking on mortality rose steeply with age.

Published
24 March 2014
From
NATAP
AIDS No Longer Among Top Ten Causes Of Death In NYC

For the first time since the HIV epidemic exploded more than a generation ago, AIDS is no longer one of the top 10 causes of death in New York City.

Published
14 March 2014
From
New York Daily News
Raltegravir has the edge over two protease inhibitors in three-drug comparison study

In a head-to-head comparison of three drugs presented at the 21st Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) on Wednesday, the integrase inhibitor raltegravir (Isentress) proved to

Published
07 March 2014
By
Gus Cairns
Two new studies point to impact of HIV treatment on transmission in high-HIV-burden African contexts

Two new studies released by Epicentre, the research arm of the international medical humanitarian organization Médecins Sans Frontières/ Doctors Without Borders (MSF) at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections in Boston this week point to reductions in new HIV infections in areas where HIV treatment has been scaled up. Results also show viral suppression in one Malawian district twice as high as in the US.

Published
07 March 2014
From
MSF
Male life expectancy nine years shorter due to lower male uptake of HIV treatment in rural South Africa

Male life expectancy in rural South Africa has improved far less dramatically than women’s life expectancy since the introduction of antiretroviral therapy, due to a growing disparity in

Published
06 March 2014
By
Keith Alcorn
Early Treatment Lowers HIV’s Spread and Benefits Economy

Early HIV treatment has expanded life expectancies, prevented new HIV cases and saved billions of dollars in skirted life expectancy losses in the United States.

Published
04 March 2014
From
AIDSMeds
HIV treatment as prevention: the experience in British Columbia

Expanded coverage of HIV therapy in British Columbia has been accompanied by a 42% reduction in HIV incidence and 80% reductions in the incidence of both AIDS

Published
19 February 2014
By
Michael Carter
A low CD4 cell count despite viral suppression with HIV treatment is associated with a big increase in mortality risk

A low CD4 cell count is associated with increased mortality risk, even if people are taking virologically effective HIV therapy, an international team of investigators report in the

Published
14 February 2014
By
Michael Carter
Black people have low levels of engagement and retention in HIV care in the US

Intensified efforts are needed to improve engagement by black people in the HIV care continuum in the United States, according to data published in the 7 February edition

Published
10 February 2014
By
Michael Carter
Higher pill burden is associated with poorer adherence to HIV therapy and reduced chances of achieving an undetectable viral load

Lower pill burden is associated with higher rates of adherence to HIV treatment and better virological outcomes, according to the results of a meta-analysis published in the online

Published
31 January 2014
By
Michael Carter

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