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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV/HCV Coinfection Increases Rate of Liver Disease, Mortality, Study Says

People living with both HIV and hepatitis C are more likely to develop liver disease and have a higher mortality rate than those living with HIV or HCV, according to a study published in the April issue of the American Journal of Gastroenterology ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Combination ART, TB Treatment Slash Co-Infected Patient Mortality Rates, Study Finds

The initiation of antiretroviral therapy (ART) during tuberculosis (TB) therapy "significantly improves" treatment-naive, HIV-postive patient survival, a New England Journal of Medicine study finds (Karim et al., 2/25). Combined therapy in the... Read more »

African Americans With HIV Have Higher OI Rates and Hospital Mortality, but Lower HCV Rates, Than Whites, Hospital Survey Finds

There's nothing like hearing the results of studies directly from those who actually conducted the research. In this interview, you'll meet one of these impressive HIV researchers and read her explanation of the study she presented at ICAAC/IDSA... Read more »
Ask the Experts

100 percent mortality rate

Dear Dr. David,I have read on this site and several others that the mortality rate of HIV infected persons is 100. Does this mean that all people who have the virus will die with the virus (no possible eradication) not neccesarily from the...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
As you said, life has a 100% rate of mortality ('the only way not to leave the party is not to go in the first place'). Whether HIV is absolutely fatal depends. It depends on the expected duration of the illness, it depends on the chance... Read more »

Mortality rate

According to a recent Danish study, the mortality rate of HIV infected individuals who commence to receive antiviral treatment while their immune systems are still strong is approximately 3.5 times higher than in the general population (but 15 times...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
Without all the specifics of the study that you quote, it is unlikely that we have such information in patients who only received the current highly effective HAART regimens.In the past, older pre-HAART and early HAART regimens had limited long-term... Read more »

Mortality rate of my generation

I have been HIV for 15-20 years. I started treatment after getting herpes zoster in 1994. My T cells are over 1000 and I am undetectable. I have a slight lypodystophy which is improving since changing meds. I am interested in statistics and find...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
At this stage, I would not worry about an opportunistic infection. Although we cannot know this for certain, many (including myself) believe that people like you will outlive their HIV disease and nevet get sick. I would focus on making sure you... Read more »

mortality rates

Hi Dr. We've all heard how the mortality/morbidity rates started to decline in the late 90's, when the trio drug cocktail came into vogue. Isn't it reasonable to think that the change is at least in part due to that fact that the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Yes, the "studies" that you are wondering about have in essence been done by history. HIV was recognized in 1981. Effective antiretroviral therapy did not become available until mid-1996. We had 15 years to monitor exactly what... Read more »
Connect With Others

Ferritin as a predictor of HIV mortality?

Posted by ScotCharles, 1 Reply
As I have posted my ferritin levels have increased from 424 to 724 in five months, a nearly exponential rate of increase. I test positive as a carrier of the hemochromotosis gene, but I do not have the gene on both chromosomes, so I shouldn't get... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Esto es importante y no kiero falsedades... es ,mortal o se puede vivir 70 aos con ella?? y con la medicacion claro???
por favor responder Read more »

HSV-2 alone? Or HIV and HSV-2 Co-infection?

Posted by Afra1d, 1 Reply
I'll try to make this as brief as possible but I'm scared and desperate and basically going insane... :(

Jan 24th - Unprotected sex with a woman I know small amount of oral but a lot of fingering.
Jan 25th - Took two mollies and drank alcohol along... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Warning to all hypocondriacts:

Do not read this if you tend to be one of those people who doesn't believe the CDC or will not believe are HIV neg regardless of the facts and or repeated testing.

Here is one for all you late converters because of... Read more »