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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
HIV monitoring every six months is adequate for people on ART with stable viral suppression

People with HIV who have their viral load and CD4 cell count monitored every six months were no more likely to experience virological failure or to change

Published
10 October 2013
By
Liz Highleyman
CD4 cell count at time of entry to HIV care did not increase significantly between 1992 and 2011

The average CD4 cell count of people newly entering HIV care in resource-rich countries did not increase meaningfully between 1992 and 2011, results of a systematic review published

Published
12 August 2013
By
Michael Carter
Few AIDS diagnoses among people with higher CD4 cell counts, but risk remains elevated for those with a count below 750

Incidence of AIDS-defining illnesses remains elevated even when the CD4 cell count is between 500 and 749 cells/mm3, European research published in Clinical Infectious Diseases shows. “We

Published
09 August 2013
By
Michael Carter
Wanted: a standard model of HIV and Aids diagnostics for Africa

A standardised protocol on diagnosis and tests will streamline drug development and distribution, and provide faster treatments.

Published
06 August 2013
From
The Guardian
Evidence is not yet sufficient to recommend universal treatment, clinicians and community writers say

We do not yet have sufficiently strong evidence to recommend that antiretroviral treatment (ART) should be offered to all people with HIV, regardless of their CD4 count, a

Published
05 August 2013
By
Gus Cairns
Only a weak association between immune suppression and increased cardiovascular disease risk for people with HIV

There is only a weak association between immune suppression and risk of heart attack and coronary heart disease for people with HIV, results of a large observational

Published
25 July 2013
By
Michael Carter
Undetectable viral load reduces the risk of HIV-associated anal cancer

HIV therapy that effectively controls viral load reduces the risk of anal cancer, US research published in the online edition of the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes

Published
11 June 2013
By
Michael Carter
People doing well on HIV therapy have a mortality risk identical to that of HIV-negative peers

HIV-positive people taking antiretroviral therapy who have an undetectable viral load and a CD4 cell count above 500 cells/mm3 have a mortality risk comparable to that seen

Published
05 June 2013
By
Michael Carter
AIDS Healthcare Foundation Applauds WHO Decision to Initiate HIV Treatment Earlier

World Health Organization (WHO) announced this week at Treatment as Prevention conference in Vancouver, Canada, that it will raise treatment initiation guidelines for HIV-positive individuals from a CD4 count of less than 350 to a count of less than 500.

Published
25 April 2013
From
Wall Street Journal

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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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