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Updated Pediatric HIV/AIDS Opportunistic Infection Prevention and Treatment Guidelines Released by Health & Human Services Posted Thu 07 Nov 2013 9:30am By AIDSInfo The National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the HIV Medicine Association (HIVMA) of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), the Pediatric Infectious Disease Society (PIDS), and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) announce the release of the updated Guidelines ... Read on »
Opportunistic Infections in Developing Nations: A World Away by Dave W. Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted Sat 23 Aug 2008 3:20pm In the United States and other developed nations, for many people, AIDS has become a manageable disease. With adequate care and lots of medication, HIV positive individuals can live with relatively few serious complications for a long time. In the US, 71% of HIV-infected individuals have at least started HAART therapy, decreasing deaths per infecte ... Read on »
Opportunistic Infections in Developing Nations: A World Away by Dave W. Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted Fri 22 Aug 2008 8:13am In the United States and other developed nations, for many people, AIDS has become a manageable disease. With adequate care and lots of medication, HIV positive individuals can live with relatively few serious complications for a long time. In the US, 71% of HIV-infected individuals have at least started HAART therapy, decreasing deaths per infec ... Read on »
HIV Opportunistic Infection Guidelines Updated by Paul Sax Posted Wed 08 May 2013 6:25pm Some very hard-working folks at the NIH, CDC, and IDSA have updated the Guidelines for the Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infections in HIV-Infected Adults and Adolescents, which are available for review here . As with the previous versions (the prior iteration is from 2009), the OI Guidelines are comprehensive, exhaustively refe ... Read on »
Opportunistic infections by Nelson V. Patient Expert Posted Sun 08 Feb 2009 12:00am By Dr Chaisson TB has decreased a lot in Africa Treating poz patients who have TB with HAART and TB treatment (rifampin)at the same time works best to improve survival. Immune reconstitution disease in those with HIV and TB is a strong factor in complications. Those with cryptococal meningitis and hiv have higher mortality with immune ... Read on »
HIV/AIDS in South Africa: Past, Present, and Future by Dave W. Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted Mon 27 Oct 2008 6:54am Welcome to this installment of The AIDS Pandemic, a podcast hosted by Dr. David Wessner from the Department of Biology at Davidson College. I’m Kara Earle. Since the diagnosis of the first case of HIV in 1982, infection rates in South Africa have skyrocketed. It is currently estimated that one in five South Africans, or approximately 5.7 million ... Read on »
Testing and Treatment of HIV/AIDS in Children by Dave W. Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted Wed 22 Oct 2008 4:31pm According to a 2006 UNAIDS/WHO AIDS Epidemic Update, there are approximately 39.5 million people living with HIV/AIDS throughout the world. Of those infected, 2.3 million are aged 15 or younger. Approximately 90% of children infected with HIV acquire the virus perinatally, meaning it is transmitted from a mother to her child during pregnancy, ... Read on »
Kigali-Ngali by Kelly A. Medical Student Posted Mon 10 Nov 2008 4:16pm "look at that Muzungu in there who's come to see the AIDS people." This was yelled by a passerby on the street while I sat inside an HIV/AIDS association in the province of Kigali-Ngali. I was definitely the only white person there, surrounded by about 30 volunteers. That one moment made me seriously reconsider the value of bringing Northe ... Read on »
Early HIV treatment will save lives and money, WHO says by Healthy Solutions Patient Expert Posted Mon 18 Apr 2011 10:25am BBC News HIV-related deaths could be reduced by 20% over the next five years if treatment begins earlier, the World Health Organisation (WHO) says in fresh guidance. There were over 5m people receiving treatment for the virus at the end of 2009, up more than a million from 2008 - the largest ever increase in a year. ... Read on »
Testing and Treatment of HIV/AIDS in Children by Dave W. Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted Sat 23 Aug 2008 3:20pm According to a 2006 UNAIDS/WHO AIDS Epidemic Update , there are approximately 39.5 million people living with HIV/AIDS throughout the world. Of those infected, 2.3 million are aged 15 or younger. Approximately 90% of children infected with HIV acquire the virus perinatally, meaning it is transmitted from a mother to her child during pregnancy, l ... Read on »