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How long have I got, doc?

Can people with HIV really live as long as anyone else? Gus Cairns investigates

Published
01 April 2010
From
HIV treatment update
Smoking is sole risk for lung cancer for women with HIV

Cigarette smoking was the sole risk factor for the development of lung cancer in women with or at risk of HIV in a study

Published
03 March 2010
By
Michael Carter
Symptoms associated with increased risk of viral load rebound in patients taking HIV treatment

A high burden of physical and psychological symptoms is associated with an increased risk of viral load rebounding to detectable levels in patients taking HIV

Published
02 March 2010
By
Michael Carter
Tenofovir-associated kidney problems not always reversible

Kidney function does not always return to normal after treatment with tenofovir is discontinued because of renal toxicities, Australian investigators report in an advance online

Published
01 March 2010
By
Michael Carter
Higher risk of neurocognitive problems in patients with lower CD4 nadirs

A large US study in people with HIV has found that neurocognitive problems such as memory loss, poor concentration and slowed reactions are more common

Published
26 February 2010
By
Derek Thaczuk
Subtle changes in immune system soon after HIV infection show who may benefit from earlier treatment

Subtle changes in the immune system soon after infection with HIV have an impact on long-term prognosis, investigators from the US military report in the

Published
21 January 2010
By
Michael Carter
Why we won’t die of AIDS

A study in France has found that, whatever older people with HIV die of, it probably won’t be AIDS. In recent years one of the increasingly hot topics

Published
03 December 2009
From
HIV treatment update
How does HIV make us sick?

Nearly 30 years after the first documented cases of AIDS, we still don’t know exactly how HIV destroys the immune system. But inflammation – sustained immune activation

Published
01 November 2009
From
HIV treatment update
People with HIV have 21-year reduction in life expectancy in US

Despite dramatic increases in life expectancy in the decade since the introduction of combination therapy, Americans diagnosed with HIV are still dying an average of

Published
08 September 2009
By
Roger Pebody
d4T dose reduction does not result in poorer treatment outcomes in South African patients

The use of a reduced dose of d4T (stavudine), as recommended by the World Health Organization, did not reduce the likelihood of viral load suppression

Published
04 September 2009
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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