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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
Life expectancy now considerably exceeds the average in some people with HIV in the US

A study from the US has found that some groups of people with HIV, especially those treated before their CD4 count falls below 350 cells/mm3, now have life

Published
06 January 2014
By
Gus Cairns
Short course of ART during primary HIV infection has immunological and virological benefits after treatment is stopped

A short course of antiretroviral therapy during primary HIV infection (PHI) has immunological and virological benefits after treatment is stopped, a meta-analysis published in the online journal PLoS

Published
27 December 2013
By
Michael Carter
Botswana's ART programme achieves good results

Botswana’s antiretroviral treatment (ART) programme has achieved good results, analysis of nine years of data published in The Lancet Global Health shows. The overall mortality rate was 8%.

Published
20 December 2013
By
Michael Carter
Advances in HIV treatment dramatically increase life expectancy

An individual in North America beginning HIV treatment can now expect to live into their early 70s, a dramatic increase from just over 10 years ago, according to a new study from a collaboration of researchers led by the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS (BC-CfE).

Published
19 December 2013
From
British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS

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