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  • The HIV story is not over - the spectre of anti-science threatens our advances

    The life expectancy of people with HIV is now ‘near normal’, but complacency would be wrong.

    17 May 2017 | The Guardian
  • HIV life expectancy 'near normal' thanks to new drugs

    Newer medications have fewer side effects and are more efficient at stopping the virus.

    11 May 2017 | BBC Health
  • New Study Reveals why people with HIV are more likely to develop Emphysema

    Up to 30 percent of HIV patients who are appropriately treated with antiretroviral therapies develop the chronic lung disease emphysema in their lifetime. Now, new research from Weill Cornell Medicine investigators has uncovered a mechanism that might explain why this lung damage occurs.

    10 May 2017 | Weill Cornell Medicine
  • CDC: HIV treatment coming too late for many black Americans

    The CDC study found that of more than 12,200 black men and women diagnosed with HIV in 2014, nearly 22 percent had progressed to AIDS by the time they were diagnosed. That means diagnosis and treatment is often coming too late.

    06 February 2017 | UPI.com
  • Federal program cuts disparities in HIV/AIDS care

    In 2014, the safety-net program provided drugs, medical care and support services to more than 268,000 people in the U.S. living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infections. Now a study shows that in 82 percent of them HIV is no longer detectable in their blood – a state known as “viral suppression.”

    24 January 2017 | Reuters
  • Worried About HIV and Aging? The First Thing to Do Is Stop Smoking

    There are people out there who are anxious about the impact HIV has on the aging process, but who continue to smoke. This is to be preoccupied by a threat that we don't quite understand and are not sure how to deal with, while neglecting a very real health threat that can be changed and brought under control.

    12 January 2017 | The Body
  • High rates of injury found among some HIV-positive people in B.C.

    Overall 14% of deaths among HIV-positive people were due to injury. In contrast, the figure among HIV-negative people was 6%. Furthermore, they stated that “the highest rates of injury among [HIV-positive] people were associated with falls and self-harm.” Among HIV-negative people, the top two causes of injury were “falls and motor vehicle accidents.”

    19 December 2016 | CATIE
  • Spirituality May Help HIV Patients Survive Longer

    Over 17 years, researchers followed HIV-positive men and women who were already in the mid-stage of their disease by the time the study began. They found that people who engaged in spiritual practices and thinking had a greater rate of survival than people who did not—two to four times greater, in fact.

    09 May 2016 | The Atlantic
  • AIDS Treatment in Haiti Promising for Developing Nations

    One of the first groups of HIV patients in a poor country to get free AIDS drugs has about the same survival rate as their closest counterparts in the United States, according to scientists at Weill Cornell Medical College.

    19 April 2016 | The New York Times
  • Older People With HIV Have Longer, But Still Limited Lifespan

    Antiretrovirals have greatly expanded the life expectancy of people with HIV age 50 and older, but this group still has a higher risk of death than the general population.

    18 February 2016 | AIDSMeds
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