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Does AIDS Cause Mortality?

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HIV and mortality

This is a somewhat long and tough question. I seem to get very vague answers from my docs. I keep getting told that with medication compliance and regular blood work I should live to a normal expectancy BUT what I read seems to contradict this....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...antiretroviral agents in the mid-1990s has been nothing short of miraculous in decreasing AIDS-related morbidity (illness) and mortality (death). These drugs are literally life sustaining, but they are not curative! As I mentioned, nearly three... Read more »

Aids mortality in HAART era

Is mortality in +ve HAART treated people (strict adherence, start above cd4 350 etc) likely to... Read more »

AIDS mortality decrease

Do you have any figures on AIDS mortality rates since the onset of HAART? Ive seen figures for 1995... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

CDC Studies Show Racial Disparities in Health Care, Including Higher HIV/AIDS Mortality Rate Among Blacks

...Journal-Constitution reports (Wahlberg, Atlanta Journal-Constitution , 1/14). According to one study, African Americans have an HIV/AIDS mortality rate 8.7 times higher than whites ( Atlanta Journal-Constitution chart, 1/14). African... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV, Poor Prenatal Care Contribute to High Under-Five Child Mortality Rates Worldwide, UNICEF Report Says

...births in industrialized countries, according to the report. In more than one-third of sub-Saharan African countries, child mortality rates either have increased or remained stable, according to the report. Iraq was the only country in the Middle... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Examination of Inequalities in HIV/AIDS Mortality in the United States From a Fundamental Cause Perspective

...perspective, they used negative binomial regression to analyze trends in county-level gender-, race-, and age-specific HIV/AIDS mortality rates of persons ages 15 to 64. The study period was 1987 to 2005. "Although HIV/AIDS mortality rates... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Comparisons of Causes of Death and Mortality Rates Among HIV-Infected Persons: Analysis of the Pre-, Early, and Late HAART (Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy) Eras

... HIV mortality rates have declined dramatically in the HAART era. In the current study, researchers evaluated HIV-infected US military beneficiaries, Read more »
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Ferritin as a predictor of HIV mortality?

Posted by ScotCharles, 1 Reply
...level of the immune response. A recent study (2004) found that high levels of serum ferritin had a high correlation with HIV mortality regardless of viral load and CD4 count. It seems that ferritin effects the ability of certain white blood... Read more »

Way too scared now to test....AIDS leading cause

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
of death in San Francisco. The article is posted right on the main page of The Body. Read more »

Liver-Related Deaths More Common Among HIV+

Posted by ScotCharles, 1 Reply
...study. In analyzing the records of nearly 11,000 European HIV-infected patients, researchers at first found that the overall mortality rate from liver-related disease decreased 7 percent per year during the modern HAART era. However, after... Read more »

HIV - Life of death?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...deaths in 2000 according the Calif. Dept. of Health: 586. 169,358 (HIV positive people in Calif.) divided by 586 (the annual mortality rate) results in 289 (the number of year it will take for all the people with AIDS to die). Two hundred and... Read more »