World AIDS Day Message from Caritas

At a time when all of the world’s attention is focussed on Ebola, it is easy for the world to take its eyes off “World AIDS Day” which is commemorated annually on 1 December...Read More

Source: http://www.news.va/en/news/a-message-for-world-aids-day-from-caritas-internat

UNAIDS Factsheet World AIDS Day Report 2014

People living with HIV
In 2013, there were 35 million [33.2 million–37.2 million] people living with HIV. Read More


Treatment is Good but can Be Better

Life for people with HIV would be much easier if they had clinics within walking distance and if they spent less time in queues...Read More

Source:http://ajanweb.org/ajanweb.org/component/content/article/28-ajanews-articles/635- world-aids-day-treatment-is-good-but-can-be-better


More than 35.3 million people are currently living with HIV in the world. 2.1 million of these are adolescents (10-19 years).
Antiretroviral therapy (ART) prevents the HIV virus from multiplying in the body.
In 2012,more than 35.3 million people were living with HIV worldwide 2.1 million of these were adolescents (10-19 years).
Antiretroviral coverage of pregnant women living with HIV to prevent mother-to-child transmission of the virus reached 62%, in 2012
More than 75% of all estimated HIV incident tuberculosis cases live in just 10 countries, nine of them in sub-Saharan Africa.
In 2012, more than 35.3 million people were living with HIV worldwide where 2.1 million of these were adolescents (10-19 years).
In 2012, 62% of pregnant women living with HIV received antiretroviral treatment to prevent mother-to-child transmission of the virus.
Consisting of the combination of antiretroviral drugs (ARV), antiretroviral therapy slows the rate at which HIV multiplies in the body helping the infected person to stay healthy. It also helps to prevent HIV transmission.


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On Our Shelves


In this issue, we feature key information released on World AIDS Day, December 2014.

HIV-infected children

Anti-HIV Drugs may Protect Against Puberty Delays in HIV-infected Children

For children who have been HIV-infected since birth, current anti-HIV drug regimens may protect against the delays in puberty that had been seen in HIV-infected children taking older regimens, according to researchers funded by the National Institutes of Health.

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Source: http://www.nih.gov/news/health/aug2013/nichd-15.htm


The Art of Medicine: A Decade of Researching the Social Aspects of HIV and AIDS

imageMy active involvement with HIV research began in 2005, after Professor Jane Anderson invited me to talk about gender to health workers involved in HIV services in the UK.

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Source: http://www.lesleydoyal.com/

Child Development

Poor Weight Gain during First Year of ART Associated with Increased Mortality Risk for Children with HIV in Resource-limited Settings

Poor weight gain after starting antiretroviral therapy (ART) is associated with increased mortality risk for children with HIV, investigators report in the online edition of AIDS.

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Source: http://www.aidsmap.com/Poor-weight-gain-during-first-year-of-ART-associatedwith-increased-mortality-risk-for-children-with-HIV-in-resource-limited-settings/page/2918379/

Hepatitis B

Adding Pegylated Interferon to Tenofovir improves odds of HBsAg loss in Hepatitis B Patients

imageJoerg Petersen, from the University of Hamburg, speaking at the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) Liver Meeting. Photo by Liz Highleyman, hivandhepatitis.com.

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Source: http://www.aidsmap.com

Ageing and HIV

Reduced Physical Function Significantly Increases Mortality risk of Middle-aged People Living with HIV

HIV infection is associated with reduced physical performance, investigators report in the online edition of AIDS. They also found that people living with HIV who had reduced physical function had a significant increase in their mortality risk.

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Source: http://www.aidsmap.com/Reduced-physical-function-significantly-increasesmortality-risk-of-middle-aged-people-living-with-HIV/page/2916790/

Book Review

Family and HIV/AIDS

imageAddresses the contribution of different families members to prevention and treatment of its members. Uses a definition of families that recognizes the reality of today’s families, the latest research findings gathered into one volume that have implications for preventing and treating HIV/AIDS and other major diseases

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Source: http://www.springer.com/public+health/book/978-1-4614-0438-5