Zambia: HIV/Aids - Epidemic of Fear
[Times of Zambia] The following article was written by Martin Choo, in his essay in the first edition of AIDS Today, a publication of the International HIV Alliance, a USA based organisation. The article sums up how HIV is "the epidemic of fear."
CONCLUSIONS: If there is a causal association between DMPA use and HIV risk, it could have substantially increased the scale of the HIV epidemic in South Africa, affecting not only the users of DMPA, but also their partners and the wider population. The magnitude of this potential effect demands careful data collection and a careful consideration of policy choices for contraception in settings with large HIV epidemics. PMID: 31729195 [PubMed - in process]
Advances in antiretroviral treatment enable persons with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection to live a normal lifespan, as long as they know that they are infected and adhere to treatment. Treatment that leads to an undetectable viral load prevents transmission of HIV to others. Since 2013, however, the rate of new HIV diagnoses in the United States has stabilized, not decreased. Continued viral transmission occurs from persons unaware of their HIV status, or not receiving effective treatment. To end the AIDS epidemic, what strategies can be used to increase the rate of early diagnosis and treatment?
Authors: Soumah A, Avettand-Fenoel V, Veber F, Moshous D, Mahlaoui N, Blanche S, Frange P Abstract OBJECTIVES: To assess the outcome of HIV-infected individuals attending one of the largest French pediatric HIV centers in 2016-2017 and to compare the rates of antiretroviral coverage and virological suppression with the UNAIDS targets. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The clinical and immuno-virological status of 163 HIV-1-infected children and adolescents attending Necker Hospital in Paris, France, were investigated. Virological suppression was defined as an HIV-1 viral load
This study sought to assess the knowledge of HIV among older adults (50 years and ...
BACKGROUND: Women remain disproportionally affected by the HIV/ AIDS epidemic because of sociocultural factors including violence perpetrated by intimate partners. Among HIVpositive (HIV+) women, intimate partner violence (IPV) affects engagement in care a...
In an unexpected lawsuit, federal officials claim that Gilead Sciences willfully disregarded government patents on medicines necessary to end the AIDS epidemic.
More millennials in the U.S. are suffering from chronic health problems, potentially restraining the lifetime economic potential of a generation of young adults. A spike in conditions like depression, hypertension and high cholesterol among younger people could increase health-care costs and lower incomes in coming years, according to a report Wednesday from the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, a federation of 36 independent companies that together provide coverage for 1 in 3 Americans. Between 2014 and 2017, rates of depression among millennials surged by 31%, while hyperactivity rose 29% and hypertension increased 16%...
Publication date: Available online 5 November 2019Source: Preventive MedicineAuthor(s): Mary E. Woesner
World AIDS Day Community and NIH: In Partnership to End the HIV Epidemic.Air date: 12/2/2019 10:00:00 AM
Meaningfully serving people with HIV in and out of the clinic requires a conscientious effort on the part of leadership to seek input from affected populations in the community.Medscape Medical News