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Is Hiv Mortality Declining

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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 »

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 »
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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

...related to liver disease, although the numbers were small. "Despite increasing concerns regarding antiretroviral resistance, the death rate among HIV-infected persons in our cohort continues to decline," concluded researchers. "Our data show a... 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 »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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

...mortality by two-thirds by 2015, UNICEF said that the overall figure of one in 12 deaths is a great improvement over the one in five death rate in the 1960s, the AP/ Post reports (AP/ Washington Post , 10/8). Back to other news for October 8,... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

AIDS-Related Deaths Worldwide Keep Child Mortality Rates High Despite Progress, UNICEF Canada Says

...on Wednesday, the CP/Canada.com reports. According to the report, HIV/AIDS is one of the biggest threats to child health. Mortality rates in 14 countries -- nine of which are in sub-Saharan Africa -- have increased in recent years, primarily... 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 »

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 »

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 »

The Failure of Viral Load Tests

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...notes that while HAART has led to no sustained increases in CD4 counts, no reduction in AIDS-defining illness and no decrease in mortality rates, its use is associated with a list of serious adverse events including cardiovascular disease,... Read more »