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Low CD4 cell count increases heart attack risk for people with HIV

Immunodeficiency is an important risk factor for heart attack in people living with HIV, results of a large US study published in the online edition of the

28 October 2013
Michael Carter
HIV and TB in Practice for nurses: cotrimoxazole prophylaxis

Cotrimoxazole prophylaxis is the use of a common antiobiotic to prevent a range of infections that commonly affect people living with HIV.

23 June 2012
HIV & AIDS treatment in practice
Fluctuating symptoms have major impact on quality of life and fitness to work, survey finds

Common but non-specific symptoms of uncertain cause can dominate the day-to-day life of some people with HIV, a survey by the National AIDS Trust has found. In many

07 September 2011
Gus Cairns
Low CD4 cell count associated with poor response to swine flu vaccine for those with HIV

Many HIV-positive patients do not develop protective antibody levels after receiving the standard dose of the swine flu vaccine, a study published in the September 10th edition

31 August 2010
Michael Carter
Starting HIV treatment improves immune response to Kaposi's sarcoma

Treatment with antiretroviral drugs dramatically enhances the response of the immune system to Kaposi's sarcoma herpes virus (KSHV), often clearing the virus from HIV-positive gay

21 June 2010
Michael Carter
Bone loss linked to low CD4 count on treatment - is bone a reservoir for HIV?

A review of 3512 patients receiving HIV treatment in the San Francisco area has found no evidence for an increased risk of bone disease related

28 January 2003
Keith Alcorn
More good news on ceasing OI prophylaxis

Preventative medicine for toxoplasma encephalitis may be safely ceased in individuals with sustained CD4 improvements, according to new data from the Swiss Cohort Study published

05 March 2001
Megan Nicholson
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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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