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Hiv 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
...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 disease is not a benign condition! I'll reprint some information below from the archives that realistically discusses... Read more »

HIV mortality in HAART era

I would like to thank you first for answering my question. The question is: with the advance of... Read more »

HIV mortality

Here is a very difficult question to ask and perhaps to know.What is the mortality and morbidity of... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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

...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 published Monday,... Read more »
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 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 »
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 »
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Ferritin as a predictor of HIV mortality?

Posted by ScotCharles, 1 Reply
...the 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... Read more »


Posted by BusyIam, 1 Reply
...emphasize the importance of researching care facilities before obtaining care. Research JCAHO scores, research morbidity and mortality rates, research patient satisfaction, clinic wait times, awards and recognitions. NAH - definitely not invited... Read more »

Liver-Related Deaths More Common Among HIV+

Posted by ScotCharles, 1 Reply 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 »