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Quality of life

DATE CHANGE for the 3rd Ageing with HIV Conference

The 3rd Ageing with HIV conference that was scheduled to be held on the 22-25 March 2018 has been postponed to 3-6 May 2018. The venue (Kyiv, Ukraine) and the overall timing (opening…

Healthcare workers living with HIV have different motivations for disclosing or concealing their HIV status

Nurses and other healthcare workers who are living with HIV have mixed reactions when they mention their HIV status to colleagues, according to a small Dutch study reported in the…

People with HIV still expect a lower quality of life than their negative peers, European survey finds

Nearly 40% with an undetectable viral load still consider themselves infectious A study commissioned by the drug company Gilead Sciences and conducted in five European countries has found that, compared…

New results from the Positive Perspectives global survey provide insights into the attitudes and perceptions of people living with HIV

London, UK 25 October 2017 – ViiV Healthcare, the global specialist HIV company majority owned by GSK, with Pfizer Inc. and Shionogi Limited as shareholders, today presented data at the…

Stigma continues to impact on people living with HIV in Ireland

HIV Ireland calls for Government action as national survey finds stigma continues to impact on people living with HIV 17 per cent of HIV positive people say they have felt…

Depression highly prevalent among people living with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa

Depression is very common among people living with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa, according to the results of a systematic review and meta-analysis published in PLOS One. Prevalence ranged between 9…

Impact of HIV, age and comorbidity on depression and quality of life

Having HIV infection independently raised chances of depression and worse health-related quality of life (HRQL) in a 1000-person comparison of older adults with or without HIV. More non-HIV comorbidities independently…

Four quality-of-life measures better with immediate antiretroviral therapy

Compared with START trial participants who deferred antiretroviral therapy, those who started immediately at a CD4 count above 500 reported better quality of life (QOL) by four measures during follow-up.…

Researchers say rule out depression, anxiety, unemployment and other stresses before blaming cognitive impairment for everyday difficulties

One in five people living with HIV in a European study reported a decline in everyday functioning as a result of cognitive problems such as memory loss, difficulties in solving…

Honoring the experience of long-term survivors of HIV/AIDS

On HIV Long-Term Survivors Day, June 5, Kelsey Louie of Gay Men's Health Crisis describes how we can help these fierce warriors through new challenges. On June 5, 1981, the Los…