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Ageing with HIV: Testimonials of Stigma and Discrimination in Healthcare Settings

Thanks to substantial and rapid improvements in HIV treatment, it is now possible for people whose HIV is diagnosed and treated appropriately to live into old age. This is the…

High mortality rate in HIV subtype D independent of viral load

The higher mortality rate for patients with HIV subtype D is independent of viral load set point, according to results published in AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses. The study included participants…

The Lisbon Patient: Meet the man living with HIV who’s about to turn 100

Miguel walks with poise, sometimes leaning on a cane as he steadily moves down the hallway of a busy urban hospital outside Lisbon, Portugal. But other than the walking aid…

HIV diagnoses fell in the UK in 2017 for the first time among all risk groups, all ethnicities and in all regions, annual report reveals

The 2018 report from Public Health England is entitled Progress towards ending the HIV epidemic in the United Kingdom, and for once the note of optimism in the title is justified. The…

People living with HIV underestimate the harm of smoking

People with HIV in Denmark who smoke greatly underestimate the impact of smoking on life expectancy, a study of perceptions of life expectancy published this month in the Journal of…

AIDS 2018 coverage: NATAP, MedPage Today

The 22nd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2018) took place in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, from 23 to 27 July 2018. NATAP reports: Rates of kidney and bone disease--and multiple comorbidities--rising in…

Cumulative depression increases mortality in women with HIV

Quantifying depression as a cumulative rather than binary exposure may provide a better indication of the clinical benefit of enhanced depression treatment protocols delivered in routine HIV care settings, according…

More time with depression increases the risk of death for women with HIV

Frequent monitoring of depression may have the potential to reduce the risk of death Increased time living with depression is associated with a higher risk of death for women with…

REALITY study shows which HIV-positive people with very low CD4 cell counts are at highest risk of dying soon after starting treatment

Mortality in people with a low CD4 cell count at the time of HIV diagnosis is associated with a group of risk factors including a high number of symptoms, weight…

People with HIV dying at higher rates than general population

People who are living with HIV in Ontario have access to good health care and medications, yet they are still dying younger and at substantially higher rates than the rest…