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Kaposi's sarcoma occurring at higher CD4 counts

Over a third of cases of Kaposi’s sarcoma now occur in patients with a CD4 cell count above 350 cells/mm3, investigators from the US military report in the

Published
16 September 2010
By
Michael Carter
Daily cotrimoxazole better than three times weekly for infants with HIV

Use of co-trimoxazole preventive therapy (CPT) three times a week compared to daily use in infants was linked to more severe bacterial infections and longer hospital stays, while

Published
10 September 2010
By
Carole Leach-Lemens
Are you ready for a world without antibiotics?

Antibiotics are a bedrock of modern medicine. But in the very near future, we're going to have to learn to live without them once again. And it's going to get nasty.

Published
12 August 2010
From
The Guardian
Report of new “superbugs” emphasises ill-preparedness across Europe to meet this emerging public health challenge

Research just published that identifies new highly antibiotic resistant bacteria reinforces the frequency with which similar strains of so-called “superbugs” are being discovered across Europe, according to the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID).

Published
12 August 2010
From
ESCMID
New 'superbug' hits UK hospitals

Experts warn a new superbug that is resistant to even the most powerful antibiotics has entered UK hospitals.

Published
11 August 2010
From
BBC
Risk of IRIS means that HIV treatment should be delayed for patients taking fluconazole for cryptococcal meningitis

The early initiation of antiretroviral therapy by HIV-infected patients being treated with fluconazole for cryptococcal meningitis is associated with an increased risk of death, according

Published
10 May 2010
By
Michael Carter
Pneumococcal vaccine offers protection to HIV-infected African adults with low CD4 counts

A clinical trial of a vaccine against a major cause of pneumonia and meningitis has shown that it can prevent three out of four cases

Published
05 April 2010
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Press Release
Cheap antibiotic halves risk of death in first 18 months of antiretroviral treatment

Use of cotrimoxazole, a cheap and widely available antibiotic, cut the death rate by half in the first 72 weeks on antiretroviral therapy in over

Published
01 April 2010
By
Carole Leach-Lemens
Vision loss affecting one in ten Ugandan people with HIV

The lack of routine eye care was the likely cause of the unrecognised but significant and preventable vision loss and eye disease among 11% of

Published
08 February 2010
By
Carole Leach-Lemens
IRIS common in patients with cryptococcal meningitis who start HIV treatment, but benefits of therapy outweigh risks

A large proportion of HIV-positive patients with cryptococcal meningitis develop an immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome (IRIS) illness after starting HIV treatment, an international team of

Published
01 September 2009
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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