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ZAMBIA: "People Are Not Dead Until They Have Died"

"I had no power, I could not even walk. I just had to be lifted by someone. When bathing, when going to the toilet, when going anywhere," Geoffrey Mwila says in a soft voice.

Published
03 January 2012
From
Inter Press Service
Growing pain

As people with HIV live longer, they are facing pains old and new. David McLay reports on peripheral neuropathy and arthritis.

Published
13 October 2011
From
HIV treatment update
Africa: Commonwealth Publication Raises Concerns Over Rights of HIV and Aids Carers

A breakthrough research publication highlighting the need to protect the rights of unpaid HIV and AIDS carers will be launched at the Commonwealth Secretariat on 3 October 2011.

Published
30 September 2011
From
AllAfrica
Adherence and retention in HIV care in resource-limited settings

Recent research on adherence to HIV treatment and retention in HIV care in resource-limited settings.

Published
11 April 2011
From
HIV & AIDS treatment in practice
Africa: Caring About Palliative Care

Dr Natalya Dinat said the need for palliative care would grow as more patients access treatment, live longer and run an increased risk of cancer. "People who are living with HIV know that pain is a very important and prevalent symptom," he said.

Published
18 March 2011
From
IRIN Plus News
Neuropathy still common in patients with HIV, older age a risk factor

Peripheral neuropathy remains common in patients with HIV, US investigators report in the online edition of AIDS. Rates of the disease and its symptoms were monitored

Published
14 March 2011
By
Michael Carter
Cervical cancer in women with HIV

Cervical cancer is one of the major causes of death and illness in women globally.Cervical cancer is

Published
17 February 2011
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HIV & AIDS treatment in practice
Many HIV/Aids patients suffer pain needlessly

But in Kenya, as in many other countries, HIV care often neglects assessing and treating pain. Gerard was getting antiretroviral drugs, but no proper pain treatment. Unfortunately, many health care workers - and patients - consider pain unavoidable. Yet, improving a patient's quality of life by treating pain and other symptoms - called palliative care - is an essential element of comprehensive HIV care.

Published
15 February 2011
From
Human Rights Watch HIV/TB
Managing kidney disease in people living with HIV

Part of a series on kidney disease in resource-limited settings. This edition looks at assessment and management of kidney disease in people with HIV.

Published
11 February 2011
From
HIV & AIDS treatment in practice
Treatment interruptions explain higher HIV viral load in patients with depression and those who use stimulants

Inconsistent use of antiretroviral therapy is the main explanation for the higher viral loads observed in HIV-positive patients who are depressed or who use stimulant drugs, US

Published
08 February 2011
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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