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Mortality Of Hiv

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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

Blog: Rundown of Smart Global Health Policy Report; Critique of Maternal Mortality, HIV/AIDS in the Report

...had a "range of reactions" to the event (Bryden, 3/19). A related " Science Speaks " blog post about maternal mortality and HIV/AIDS in the report, notes: "Although the report clearly states that maintaining America's commitment to fighting... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Causes of Early Mortality in HIV-Infected TB Suspects in an Ugandan Referral Hospital

...provide the majority of data on the etiology of respiratory infections, a leading cause of death in Africa, particularly among HIV-infected patients. The study authors evaluated pneumonia cases associated with early mortality among hospitalized... Read more »
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HIV-Infected Women Who Breast-Feed Face No Greater Risk of Mortality Than HIV-Infected Women Who Formula Feed, Study Finds

...breast-feeding intervention period. Audience Member #1: Did I hear you correctly? Women who were breast-feeding had higher mortality rates? Shahin Lockman: No, the mortality was low in both arms. It was 3% in both arms. The rate of disease... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Effect of Breastfeeding on Mortality Among HIV-1 Infected Women: A Randomized Trial

...researchers "noted that random assignment to the breastfeeding group was associated with a greater than three-fold increased mortality rate among HIV-1 infected mothers during 2 years of follow-up." They reported 18 deaths among mothers in the... 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 »

dont know how to deal with it

Posted by alvamay36, 5 Replies very healthy and active, but emotionally i am not doing to well after finding out the news. Its hard since i am facing my mortality. my partner is still negative and he is giving me support but now i am affraid to infected him, really having a... 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 »