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COPD Frequently Misdiagnosed, Undiagnosed in Individuals With or Without HIV

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is frequently both misdiagnosed and undiagnosed similarly in individuals with and without HIV, according to research presented at the American Thoracic Society (ATS) 2018 International Conference.

23 May 2018
Pulmonology Advisor
Reduced Lung Function Associated With Mortality in HIV

According to the results of a recent study published in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society, airflow obstruction and impaired diffusing capacity in people living with HIV were associated with an increased risk for all-cause mortality during approximately 6-year follow-up.

27 February 2018
Infectious Disease Advisor
CROI 2014: Chronic lung disease is prevalent and under-diagnosed in people with HIV

Even though the incidence of most HIV-related respiratory complications and opportunistic infections have declined dramatically since the advent of effective antiretroviral therapy (ART), 4 studies presented at the 21st Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) last month in Boston showed that people living with HIV are still at increased risk...

28 April 2014
Why This Man Was Refused a New Lung

People with HIV are still excluded from some life-saving organ transplants, based on guidelines that omit the most current science.

17 February 2014
The Atlantic
Lung Damage Poses New Hazard in HIV

In an observational study, people with uncontrolled HIV experienced a loss in lung function at a higher rate than HIV-negative people and those with good viral control.

11 March 2012
MedPage Today HIV/AIDS
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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

This content was checked for accuracy at the time it was written. It may have been superseded by more recent developments. NAM recommends checking whether this is the most current information when making decisions that may affect your health.

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