Highlights

AIDS the Biggest Killer of Teens and Young Adults

Report cites unsafe sex as the fastest-growing risk factor for poor health among those aged between 10 and 24 years... Read More

Source: http://www.nation.co.ke/news/HIV-is-leading-killer-of-youth-aged-10-to-24/-/1056/3198338/-/jfjkehz/-/index.html

An HIV Risk Score designed for Women

Globally, 16 million women live with HIV, accounting for 50% of the HIV-infected adult population, this proportion... Read More

Source: http://africa-health.com/hiv/an-hiv-risk-score-designed-for-women/

South Africa to Adopt WHO’s ‘test and reat’ HIV Guidelines

SA WILL adopt the World Health Organisation’s new "test and treat" guidelines for HIV patients in September... Read More

Source: http://www.bdlive.co.za/national/health/2016/05/10/SA-to-adopt-WHO%E2%80%99s%E2%80%98test-and-treat%E2%80%99-HIV-guidelines

Travelling with HIV Medications – Time Zone Changes

If you are taking a long flight and travelling across time zones, this will have implications for the time you take your medication... Read More

Source: http://www.aidsmap.com/page/3048737/

Facts

In 2014, an estimated 36.9 million people globally were living with HIV
UNAIDS Factsheet 2015
An estimated 25.8 million people were living with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa In 2014
Source: UNAIDS Factsheet 2015
An estimated 1.2 million people died from AIDS-related causes worldwide in 2014
Source: UNAIDS Factsheet 2015
Worldwide, an estimated 2 million people became newly infected with HIV in 2014, down from 3.1 million in
Source: UNAIDS Factsheet 2015
Sub-Saharan Africa accounts for 66% of the global total of new HIV infections.
Source: UNAIDS Factsheet 2015
In sub-Saharan Africa, an estimate of 790 000 people died of AIDS-related causes in 2014.
Source: UNAIDS Factsheet 2015
Tuberculosis remains the leading cause of death among people living with HIV, accounting for around one in three AIDS-related deaths.
Source: UNAIDS Factsheet 2015
The number of AIDS-related deaths in sub-Saharan Africa fell by 48%, Between 2004 and 2014
Source: UNAIDS Factsheet 2015
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In this issue of our newsletter, we share resources on various health issues related to HIV. Some of them include Hepatitis, Hypertension and Tuberculosis; all in people living with HIV.

Antiretrovirals

Starting HIV Therapy Associated with improvements in Liver Function, especially when Viral Load is Suppressed

Starting antiretroviral therapy is associated with improvements in liver function in HIV-positive men with and without viral hepatitis co-infection, investigators from the United States report in the online edition of the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes...

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Source: http://www.aidsmap.com/Starting-HIV-therapy-associated-with-improvements-in-liver-function-especially-when-viral-load-is-suppressed/page/3043464/?utm_source=NAM-Email-Promotion&utm_medium=hiv-update&utm_campaign=hiv-update

Antiretrovirals

African Women in London with Poor Adherence feel that HIV Treatment is Difficult and Unrelenting

A qualitative study with West African women living in London who have difficulties adhering to their HIV treatment has found that many think of HIV treatment as a ‘life sentence’ that they long to escape from. Internalised stigma about HIV is an undercurrent in many of these women’s accounts, according to an article published online ahead of print by AIDS and Behavior.But some women described an improvement in their feelings about the medication over time, talking about the factors that helped them with adherence...

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Source: http://www.aidsmap.com/page/3047040/?utm_source=NAM-Email-Promotion&utm_medium=aidsmap-news&utm_campaign=aidsmap-news

Hepatitis

Does Having HIV Affect Response to Hepatitis C Treatment?

A study from the US Veterans Health Administration found that HIV-positive people responded as well as those without HIV to direct-acting antiviral (DAA) therapy for hepatitis C, while a Spanish study showed that people with HIV/HCV co-infection were less likely to be cured. These conflicting findings, presented at the recent International Liver Congress in Barcelona, indicate that the interactions between HIV and hepatitis C are still not fully understood...

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Source: http://www.aidsmap.com/Does-having-HIV-affect-response-to-hepatitis-C-treatment/page/3055237/?utm_source=NAM-Email-Promotion&utm_medium=hiv-update&utm_campaign=hiv-update

Non - Communicable Diseases

Hypertension in Patients with HIV associated with Obesity, Fat Loss and Previous Treatment with Stavudine

Patients with HIV have a higher prevalence of hypertension than closely matched HIV-negative controls, investigators from the Netherlands report in the online edition of Clinical Infectious Diseases. Moreover, hypertension in patients with HIV was associated with changes in body composition, including both abdominal obesity and fat wasting associated with stavudine...

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Source: http://www.aidsmap.com/Hypertension-in-patients-with-HIV-associated-with-obesity-fat-loss-and-previous-treatment-with-stavudine/page/3055181/?utm_source=NAM-Email-Promotion&utm_medium=hiv-update&utm_campaign=hiv-update

Nutrition

Nutritional Status and Its Associated Factors among School Adolescent Girls in Adama City, Central Ethiopia

Adolescence is the age between 10-19 years old, and it is the transition from dependent childhood to independent adulthood, that comprises 20% of the global population, and with approximately 80% of them live in developing countries [1,2]...

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Source: http://www.omicsonline.org/open-access/nutritional-status-and-its-associated-factors-among-school-adolescentgirls-in-adama-city-central-ethiopia-2155-9600-1000493.php?aid=73602

Research

Gene Therapy Snips HIV out of Infected Cells and makes Uninfected Cells Resistant

For the first time, researchers have used a gene-editing technique already used to produce cells resistant to HIV infection to target HIV-infected cells. They have managed to remove HIV genes completely from infected cells, as shown by reductions in the cells' overall rate of HIV production...

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Source: http://www.aidsmap.com/Gene-therapy-snips-HIV-out-of-infected-cells-and-makes-uninfected-cells-resistant/page/3046950/

Tuberculosis

Isoniazid alone prevents tuberculosis in people with advanced HIV, Urine Test may Lower Mortality

Using isoniazid alone to prevent the development of active tuberculosis (TB) in people with advanced HIV disease was equally effective and better tolerated than a common four-drug empirical TB regimen, according to a study published in the March 19 edition of The Lancet in advance of World TB Day...

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Source: http://www.aidsmap.com/page/3046058/?utm_source=NAM-Email-Promotion&utm_medium=aidsmap-news&utm_campaign=aidsmap-news

SDGs

Working Towards the Sustainable Development Goals: Taking Nutrition Policy into Action in Uganda’s Dokolo District

image Like in many countries around the world, malnutrition and poor childhood growth—or stunting—have plagued families in Uganda for many years, harming children’s health and reducing the ability of children to learn, succeed in school, and earn a good income as adults...

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Source: http://www.fantaproject.org/countries/uganda/working-towards-sustainable-development-goals-turning-nutrition-policy-action-uganda