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Hiv Mortality

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Africa: HIV Mortality Among HAART Patients in Resource-Poor Settings Can Be Improved

Sub-Saharan Africa's excessive HIV mortality rates could be reduced if patients were diagnosed sooner and placed on highly active antiretroviral therapy earlier in the course of the disease, according to research presented at the 16th Conference on... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Combined ARV, Antibiotic Treatment Could Reduce HIV Mortality Among Patients in Resource-Limited Settings, Study Finds

Simultaneously treating patients living with HIV/AIDS with antiretrovirals (ARVs) and an inexpensive antibiotic known as co-trimoxazole can reduce HIV mortality by 50 percent in the first 18 months of treatment, according to a Lancet study ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Mortality (Through 2009)

Instructions for downloading and using HIV/AIDS surveillance slides. Download the complete slide set: 26 Slides in Adobe PDF Format -- (8.5 MB) 26 Slides in PowerPoint PPT Format -- (16 MB) While the content is in the public domain and no... Read more »
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HIV mortality in HAART era

I would like to thank you first for answering my question. The question is: with the advance of new treatment modalities such as haart, what is the mortality of a person who gets infected? Before HAART, I heard it was about 10 years....
Kathleen E. Squires, M.D.

Response from Kathleen E. Squires, M.D.

University of Southern California's Keck School of Medicine
The simple answer is that we do not know how long survival has been prolonged with the use of the new HAART regimens. Researchers have calculated that an individual who can successfully suppress the virus with a combination regimen may be able to... Read more »

HIV mortality

Here is a very difficult question to ask and perhaps to know.What is the mortality and morbidity of someone who has an undetectable viral load and a stable CD4 count?...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
Well - you don't mention what CD4 count. Since that count is still the primary determinant in the near term of what might go wrong in terms of morbidity (illness) or mortality.But with an undetectable viral load, and reasonable (over 200?) CD4... Read more »

HIV mortality in HAART era

Hello Dr. Squires, I just read your answer of 10 August 2000 which stated that researchers have calculated that an HIV+ individual on successful HAART may be able to live 60-70 years. Are these predictions based on current drugs, so that the life...
Kathleen E. Squires, M.D.

Response from Kathleen E. Squires, M.D.

University of Southern California's Keck School of Medicine
The calculations were modeled based on clinical records derived from a number of large HIV clinics. While the numbers are very encouraging, I would caution that there are a number of assumptions that are being made including, that individuals will... Read more »

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
Hi,I too tend to believe the claims of a "normal life expectancy" are overly optimistic. I'm one of the most optimistic guys on the planet and I certainly hope to die of old age. However, I'm also a scientist and a realist. HIV... Read more »
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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 »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
bueno .. saludos a todos... les cuento q he tenido relaciones sin proteccion hace un tiempo. Luego de seis meses y a pesar de mis sintomas di negativo en el examen de vih1 y vih2 a pesar de muchos sintomas.
Bueno el hecho es q al leer los distintos... Read more »

mortality and rich vs poor

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I just read the article re: low income people dying more then rich educated people, I am on medicaid unemployed -(doc recommended I apply for diability) I have a private doctor who prescribed AZT, Sustiva and Truvada all covered thru Read more »