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Maraviroc potentially of benefit for many patients with late HIV diagnosis

Almost two-thirds of patients whose infection with HIV was diagnosed late had virus that uses the CCR5 co-receptor, and could therefore potentially benefit from taking a treatment

Published
16 August 2010
By
Michael Carter
Chronic hepatitis C infection blunts CD4 gains after start of HIV treatment

Ongoing hepatitis C replication inhibits improvements in the CD4 cell counts of HIV-positive patients taking antiretroviral therapy, Canadian investigators report in the July 31st edition of AIDS. Researchers

Published
10 August 2010
By
Michael Carter
Increased mortality risk for treatment-naive patients with CD4 count below 500

Mortality rates are higher amongst HIV-positive patients with a CD4 cell count above 350 cells/mm3 who are not taking antiretroviral treatment than those in the general population, an

Published
03 August 2010
By
Michael Carter
Neurocognitive impairment linked to prior low CD4 cell count, even if on current suppressive HIV treatment

People who had a low CD4 cell count in the past remain at greater risk for HIV-related neurocognitive impairment even after they start antiretroviral therapy and their

Published
26 July 2010
By
Liz Highleyman
Inflammation associated with increased mortality risk for patients with HIV, even when CD4 cell count high

High levels of two markers of inflammation – fibrinogen and C-reactive protein – are independently associated with an increased risk of mortality for patients with

Published
06 July 2010
By
Michael Carter
Good early increases in CD4 count reduce mortality risk for malnourished HIV patients

Robust early increases in CD4 cell count reduce the risk of death for patients with HIV, even those who are severely malnourished, investigators from Zambia

Published
05 July 2010
By
Michael Carter
Viral load increases in cells predicts CD4 cell decline in asymptomatic patients

Viral load increases steadily in cells during the asymptomatic stage of HIV infection, and is an accurate marker of disease progression, Dutch investigators report in

Published
01 July 2010
By
Michael Carter
Start HIV treatment earlier to reduce risk of hardening of the arteries

Starting HIV treatment with a CD4 cell count below 350 cells/mm3 is associated with a higher likelihood of arterial stiffness, an early warning sign for

Published
15 June 2010
By
Michael Carter
Laboratory monitoring of ART could be cost-effective for many countries

Laboratory monitoring to determine when to switch to second-line treatment may be cost-effective for many countries and could substantially improve life expectancy, April Kimmel and

Published
03 June 2010
By
Carole Leach-Lemens
'Intimate' link between viral load increases and CD4 cell loss in patients not on HIV therapy

There is a strong link between increases in viral load and CD4 cell count loss in HIV-infected patients who are not taking antiretroviral therapy, UK

Published
02 June 2010
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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