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WHO Says Start ART Now

ART should be initiated in everyone HIV at any CD4 cell count.



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News from the CDC: men who have sex with men should be targeted for high-frequency HIV testing.


More than 22 million people living with HIV are not being treated. New WHO guidelines call for treatment for every one of these people--regardless of their CD4 cell count.


A new study finds that many children with perinatal HIV infection lack sufficient immunity to combat measles, mumps, and rubella--even though they may have received the MMR vaccine.


An increasing number of older AIDS patients are starting antiretroviral therapy. Maximum survival benefit is realized when ART is initiated when CD4 counts are high--regardless of the patient's age, according to a new study.

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Clinically significant drug interactions involving antiretroviral agents have been reported in 30% to 40% of HIV-positive patients in the USA. However, this study finds that just a few therapeutic groups are responsible for most of the interactions detected.

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Vitamin D and calcium supplementation is a low-cost, well-tolerated intervention to prevent ART-related bone loss, according to a new study.


Here's compelling evidence that a screening program in primary care leads to an increased rate of HIV diagnosis.

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