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Mortality rates remain high among HIV-positive patients

Mortality rates remain high among HIV-positive patients

The HIV-positive population of the United Kingdom has a higher risk of death than the general population, despite availability of free treatment and care.

News VA offers hepatitis, HIV screening to veterans who received improper dental care

VA offers hepatitis, HIV screening to veterans who received improper dental care

A VA center in Wisconsin is advising veterans to be screened for hepatitis and HIV after receiving care from a dentist who did not follow VA procedures.

News New clinical trial underway to study efficacy of HIV vaccine

New clinical trial underway to study efficacy of HIV vaccine

The study will be the largest HIV vaccine clinical trial to take place in South Africa.

Healthday Mortality rate from infectious diseases remains unchanged in the United States

Mortality rate from infectious diseases remains unchanged in the United States

The number of patients dying from infections has remained stable, but some disease threats have changed.

News Antenatal antiretroviral therapy reduces early HIV transmission

Antenatal antiretroviral therapy reduces early HIV transmission

Antenatal ART reduces rates of early HIV transmission but may increase risk of adverse maternal and neonatal outcomes.

News Smoking more harmful for HIV patients than the virus

Smoking more harmful for HIV patients than the virus

Men and women who quit smoking after entering HIV care at age 40 years gained 5.7 years and 4.6 years of life expectancy, respectively, compared with those who continued to smoke.

Healthday CDC presents updated recommendations for meningococcal vaccine in HIV

CDC presents updated recommendations for meningococcal vaccine in HIV

HIV-infected individuals should receive the meningococcal conjugate vaccine (serogroups A, C, W, and Y).

News HIV's newly traced origins in US discredit Patient Zero theory

HIV's newly traced origins in US discredit Patient Zero theory

The study debunks the theory that Patient Zero was responsible for the AIDS epidemic in North America.

News Increasing recruitment to meet demand for HIV care providers

Increasing recruitment to meet demand for HIV care providers

Speakers at IDWeek 2016 addressed the demand for additional HIV care providers.

News DMPA contraceptives linked to increased HIV risk

DMPA contraceptives linked to increased HIV risk

Recent data suggest that use of depot medroxyprogesterone acetate may increase women's HIV acquisition risk.

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