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5 million new HIV cases in 2003, say UNAIDS

More people – 5 million - were newly infected with HIV in 2003 than any previous year, according to UNAIDS in their 2004 Report

Published
06 July 2004
By
Michael Carter
Occult hepatitis B infection present in 2% of HIV-positive patients in US study

Occult hepatitis B infection was present in 2% of HIV-positive individuals participating in two clinical trials in the USA in the mid-1990s according to a

Published
30 June 2004
By
Michael Carter
Over a quarter of HIV-positive children on treatment have lipodystrophy in European study

Over a quarter of HIV-positive children and adolescents had body fat redistribution and over a third had elevated blood lipids according to a European study

Published
18 June 2004
By
Michael Carter
Study finds that 8% of newly diagnosed HIV patients in US have drug resistance

Resistance testing of individuals recently diagnosed with HIV before the initiation of HAART would identify a substantial number of patients with mutations causing resistance

Published
16 June 2004
By
Michael Carter
HAART is effective in prisoners, but benefit may be lost upon release

Inmates respond well to anti-HIV therapy during incarceration, but this benefit is often lost after release, according to an American study published in the June

Published
14 June 2004
By
Liz Highleyman
New report on palliative care and HIV: recommendations and resources

Recommendations from an international study of the role palliative care in HIV management in low and middle-income settings.

Published
11 June 2004
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Record number of new UK HIV diagnoses made in 2003

A record number of new HIV diagnoses were made in the UK last year, with heterosexual women again making up the largest group of people

Published
03 June 2004
By
Edwin J. Bernard
One in three HIV-positive gay men in London unaware they are infected

A third of HIV-positive gay men in London are unaware that they have the infection, according to a study published in the June 2nd edition

Published
03 June 2004
By
Christopher Gadd
HAART has led to a dramatic reduction in KS incidence in Europe

The incidence of the AIDS-defining cancer Kaposi’s sarcoma (KS) has fallen significantly in Europe since the introduction of HAART, according to a prospective cohort study

Published
13 May 2004
By
Michael Carter
Impact of HIV on South African children underestimated

Nearly 7% of South African children between the ages of two and nine are infected with HIV according to a survey presented this week at

Published
13 May 2004
By
Keith Alcorn

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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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