African-Americans Disproportionately Endangered by HIV/AIDS African-Americans Disproportionately Endangered by HIV/AIDS
African-Americans are far more likely than other Americans to be infected with HIV but far less likely to get life-saving treatments that stop the virus ’ spread, a new U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report finds.Reuters Health Information
DISCUSSION: We estimated that 10,110 PLHIV resided in NSW in 2016 (range 8400 to 11,720), among whom 9230 (91.3%) were diagnosed, and 8490 (92.0% of those diagnosed) were receiving ART. Among PLDHIV receiving ART, 8020 (94.5%) had suppressed viral load (
CONCLUSION: Both community-models had similar population-level effectiveness for rapidly identifying people living with HIV but differed in effectively transitioning them to treatment. Comprehensiveness, integration and attention to barriers to care are important in the design of community antiretroviral treatment delivery. PMID: 29675995 [PubMed - in process]
[Observer] The government has revived its HIV testing guidelines of 2016 and started encouraging all family members with HIV positive patients to be screened.
This study adds to our understanding of stigma by assessing how perceived stigma varies from one context to another and how such differences are associated with the location where individuals would prefer an HIV test. We used self-administered questionnaire data (n = 378) obtained from a convenience sample of students (18 years and older) attending a tertiary education institution in Durban, South Africa. Perceived stigma in the university environment was compared to perceived stigma in the home community environment. Multiple logistic regression analysis tested whether a higher level of perceived stigma in one setting was...
Immunodeficiency, whether congenital or acquired, iatrogenic (e.g. allograft recipients) or infectious (e.g. human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)), is associated with an increased risk of malignancy. In the case of HIV infection, most cancers are associated with oncogenic virus infection. Although the overall risk of any cancer is increased 2 –3-fold in people living with HIV, there are three acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS)-defining cancers whose relative risk is dramatically higher. These three AIDS-defining illnesses are Kaposi's sarcoma, high-grade B cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (including primary cerebral...
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HIV &Hepatitis in the Americas 19-21 April 2018, Mexico City, Mexico. J Int AIDS Soc. 2018 Apr;21 Suppl 3:e25093 Authors: PMID: 29671462 [PubMed - in process]
Dr Paul Sax reports on a new recommended HIV treatment option and thanks Marty Hirsch for his skillful leadership of the guidelines working group.Medscape HIV/AIDS
Women with gestational diabetes who received a customized letter upon diagnosis listing recommendations regarding expected weight gain were significantly more likely to meet national guidelines, a study finds.Medscape Medical News