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Today, with better understanding of the complex task at hand, cure researchers are investigating multiple avenues and taking the long view.
These disparities are based on jurisdiction, race and transmission category.
That’s according to New York City health officials who showed that the city has made great strides on this measure.
Despite many years of enthusiastic calls for an “end to AIDS,” experts have yet to settle on what that would actually entail.
However, people with long-term suppression of HIV still have a higher risk of cancer compared with HIV-negative individuals.
A recent study found that more time spent depressed meant a greater risk of missing clinic visits, having a detectable viral load and death.
According to a recent study, such a disparity persists even when access to care for the virus is equal.
Whether or not individuals received the texting-based intervention, they wound up with the same rate of viral suppression in a recent study.
Certain subgroups of this population, such as smokers and those with depression, are less likely to have an undetectable viral load.
Monthly injections of extended-release naltrexone is linked to viral suppression among this population.
Looking to the proportion of people with HIV with an undetectable viral load does not account for changes in the overall prevalence of HIV.
Getting 70 percent of the HIV population virally suppressed by 2020 would prevent a vast number of deaths over two decades.
Even when HIV is fully suppressed, the virus is associated with as much as double the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD).
A $3.2 million federal grant will fund the largest and most comprehensive study exploring this question.
The clinics “address the emotional and psychological needs often experienced by people living with or at risk of contracting HIV/AIDS.”
Andrew Spieldenner tackles the topic of prevention of the virus in his opinion piece titled “Infectious Sex?”
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