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22 October 2014

Too many PLHIV lack basic HIV treatment knowledge

In countries hit hardest by the HIV epidemic, people are poorly informed about their HIV treatment concludes The International Treatment Preparedness Coalition (ITPC) in their recently published report; “Global Policy, Local Disconnection. A look into the implementation of the 2013 HIV treatment guidelines”.

26 September 2014

PLHIV have lower health quality of life despite treatment

People living with HIV (PLHIV) who are on antiretroviral treatment (ART) and have achieved viral suppression, still have a lower health-related quality-of-life (HRQoL) than those in the general population. Data from the UK shows that despite life expectancy for PLHIV nearly equalling the general population, morbidity is still an important issue.

10 September 2014

Visceral leishmaniasis-HIV co-infection an emerging global health issue

Visceral leishmaniasis-HIV (VL/HIV) co-infection is an emerging global health issue, prominent in Africa, and on the rise in South America and India. Visceral leishmaniasis (VL) is a disease that develops from the leishmaniasis parasite, which is transmitted via the bite of a sand fly.