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New evidence supports HIV screening in young adulthood

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Science Daily, December 19, 2017 A new study suggests that the most beneficial age for a one-time screening HIV test of the general population would be age 25. The report — led by researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital  working with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health — will be published in the Journal of...

Withdrawing Depo-Provera contraceptives would result in more lives lost than HIV infections prevented

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aidsmap / nam,  11 January 2018 Even if Depo-Provera and other contraceptive injections raise the risk of HIV infection, withdrawing them from use in African countries would greatly increase maternal mortality, a modelling study has shown. The loss of life due to pregnancy complications and unsafe abortions would far outweigh the number of HIV infections prevented, according to the study...

HIV life expectancy ‘near normal’ thanks to new drugs

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BBC news, 11 May 2017 Young people on the latest HIV drugs now have near-normal life expectancy because of improvements in treatments, a new study in The Lancet suggests. Twenty-year-olds who started antiretroviral therapy in 2010 are projected to live 10 years longer than those first using it in 1996, it found. Doctors say that starting treatment early is crucial to achieve a long and healthy...

Impact of Cigarette Smoking and Smoking Cessation on Life Expectancy Among People With HIV

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J Infect Dis. (2016) 214 (11):1672-1681.doi: 10.1093/infdis/jiw430 First published online: November 3, 2016 Abstract Background. In the United States, >40% of people infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) smoke cigarettes. Methods. We used a computer simulation of HIV disease and treatment to project the life expectancy of HIV-infected persons, based on smoking status. We used age...

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