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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
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British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS
HIV treatment in South Africa has had "astounding" benefits

The roll-out of antiretroviral therapy (ART) in South Africa has achieved “astounding” results, a mathematical model published in the online edition of the Journal of Infectious Diseases

Published
12 December 2013
By
Michael Carter
Severity of HIV seroconversion illness associated with subsequent disease progression

Severity of symptoms during primary HIV infection (PHI) is associated with subsequent disease progression, results of a study published in PLoS One show. People who had severe

Published
05 December 2013
By
Michael Carter
For women, HIV treatment based on atazanavir/ritonavir involves twice the risk of failure compared to efavirenz-containing therapy

Treatment outcomes differ between women taking first-line antiretroviral therapy based on ritonavir-boosted atazanavir and efavirenz, investigators from the United States report in the online edition of Clinical Infectious Diseases.

Published
04 December 2013
By
Michael Carter
Micronutrient supplements delay HIV disease progression for patients with higher CD4 cell counts

Long-term micronutrient supplementation delays HIV disease progression in people with higher CD4 cell counts, results of a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association shows.

Published
28 November 2013
By
Michael Carter
How much longer have I got?

We’re concentrating on the future as a theme in this, the last-ever HIV treatment update. So it seems appropriate to have an update on exactly how much

Published
25 November 2013
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HIV treatment update
Systematic review and meta-analysis shows equivalence of 3TC and FTC

The nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs) 3TC and FTC are equally effective, results of a meta-analysis and systematic review published in PLOS ONE show. Pooled results from twelve

Published
20 November 2013
By
Michael Carter
HIV may be becoming less fit as it adapts to the immune system

HIV, at least in some parts of the world, may be developing a lower replicative capacity as it adapts to variations in the human immune system, studies

Published
08 November 2013
By
Gus Cairns
HIV rebound linked to higher baseline level, slower suppression and low-level viraemia

Higher baseline viral load, longer time to viral suppression and low-level viraemia below the level of detection of standard tests raise the risk of viral rebound amongst

Published
31 October 2013
By
Liz Highleyman

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