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Alcohol Does Not Worsen Disease Progression or Impair Treatment for People with HIV

People with HIV who consume alcohol did not see detrimental changes in their CD4 T-cell count or viral load when compared with non-drinkers, though those who drank heavily had more difficulty achieving good treatment adherence, researchers reported in the July 25, 2013, advance edition of the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes.

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IAS 2013: Acute Retroviral Syndrome Linked to HIV Disease Progression

People who reported higher scores on a scale of symptom severity during initial HIV infection had lower CD4 T-cell counts, higher viral load set-points, and greater likelihood of HIV disease progression than those with mild or no acute antiretroviral symptoms, researchers reported at the recent 7th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention (IAS 2013) in Kuala Lumpur.

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IAS 2013: Management of Age-Related Conditions Is the Future of HIV Care

Other diseases are becoming far more important than AIDS for people with HIV who have consistent access and good response to antiretroviral treatment, and management of age-related comorbidities will become an increasingly important aspect of HIV medicine worldwide in the coming years, Steven Deeks argued in his keynote address yesterday at the 7th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention (IAS 2013).alt

 

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Coverage of the 2013 International AIDS Society Conference

HIVandHepatitis.com coverage of the 7th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention (IAS 2013), June 30-July 3, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Conference highlights include antiretroviral therapy strategies, treatment access, investigational agents for HIV and hepatitis C, management of HIV-related complications, biomedical HIV prevention, and HIV cure research.

Full listing by topic

HIVandHepatitis.com IAS 2013 conference section

7/6/13

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IAS 2013: HIV as a Chronic Disease [VIDEO]

HIV has become a chronic disease for people who have access and respond to antiretroviral therapy, but it leads to persistent immune activation and inflammation that could cause problems as people with HIV reach their 60s, 70s, and 80s, Steven Deeks from the University of California at San Francisco explained at the 7th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention (IAS 2013) in Kuala Lumpur.

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