Category Archives: antiretroviral therapy

  1. Expanded access to ART has the potential to avert millions of AIDS orphans in Africa

    Via aidsmap, by Michael Carter Universal adult access to antiretroviral therapy compared to current roll-out could prevent over 4 million more children being orphaned because of HIV in the sub-Saharan African countries hardest hit by AIDS, according to published in the online journal AIDS Research and Therapy. “Results from this study highlight the positive impact that expanded Read More >>

    Africa, antiretroviral therapy, ART, HIV/AIDS, Infections, orphans, risk
  2. Kenya: Testing the Integration of HIV and public healthcare

    Via PlusNews HIV could lose its “special status” in Kenya’s health system if a new pilot programme integrating HIV care and public healthcare proves successful. Traditionally, public hospitals in Kenya have a “comprehensive care clinic” (CCC) dedicated to people living with HIV; under the new system, these would no longer exist. For more than six months, the Ministry Read More >>

    Africa, antiretroviral therapy, healthcare, HIV, Kenya, Medicine, stigma
  3. High prevelance of anal pre-cancerous lesions in men with HIV

    Via Aidsmap, by Michael Carter Prevalence and incidence of high-grade pre-cancerous anal lesions in HIV-positive men who are taking antiretroviral therapy are high, Canadian investigators report in the online edition of Clinical Infectious Diseases. A low nadir CD4 cell count and infection with HPV types 16 and 18 were associated with an increased risk of developing high-grade Read More >>

    anal cancer, antiretroviral therapy, gay men, HAART, HIV/AIDS, HPV, infectious disease, men, pre-cancerous