AIDS, efficacy of antiretroviral treatments

AIDS: Between 1995 and 2012, antiretroviral treatments prevented 5.4 million deaths due to AIDS in under- and moderately developed countries, and averted the death of more than one million children by impeding mother-child transmission (New England Journal of Medicine 370;...

Is it ethically admissible that almost half of HIV-positive patients do not have access to treatment?

As reported in the medical journal The Lancet, more than 75 million people have been infected with HIV. Since AIDS was discovered in 1981, and more than 36 million people have died. On the plus side, however, this viral infection is no longer fatal but is a treatable chronic...

HIV resistant people, the clue for a new treatment?

HIV resistant people and new  possibilities to treatment Even when HIV patients are properly treated, a virus reservoir always persists in their cells, which means that they must always be considered as chronic patients. However, four patients have been discovered, referred to as...

HIV-AIDS treatments: new dilemmas

About AIDS-HIV treatments There is no doubt that HIV antiviral treatment is one of the major advances in medicine in the last 25 years. However, despite its prolonged use, the medication does not cure the infection. This is demonstrated by several facts: the detection of viral...
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HIV/AIDS fall in some countries but in Spain,Middle East,North Africa, and eastern Europe the number of new infections has increased significantly

See video below Up to a total of 1.8 million people infected with HIV developed AIDS, which means 5.3% fewer than in 2016, while the number of deaths due to the disease fell 5% to 940,000, according to the estimates of UNAIDS in their annual report on the evolution of the...

Could HIV be entirely removed? It is the main question in the HIV fight

A recent article titled, A study unravels new stem cell transplant factors that might lead to HIV eradication in the body shows that is possible and has been eradicated throw a cells therapy by Spaniard researchers. The finding,  still incipient, opens a door to a possible new...

Chemsex on the rise among homosexuals. How will it affect public health?

Roughly a decade ago, people in Spain began to hear of “chemsex”, a practice that generally takes place between men who have sex with men, and in which certain psychoactive drugs are combined in order to facilitate, enhance or prolong the sexual encounter. Nevertheless, figures...

Why is not palliative care included in WHO Universal Health Coverage (UHC) goals?

Universal Health Coverage (UHC) is a priority of the “Sustainable Development” objectives programmed until 2030 by WHO (see HERE). Aspects to cover include vaccinations, pre- and neonatal care, antiretroviral treatments and treatments for some serious diseases. They do not,...

Can HIV-discordant couples have healthy children?

Possibility of avoiding transmission and having a healthy child As stated in an article published in Human Reproduction , a fundamental aspect to take into account in the reproductive counseling that may be given to a HIV-discordant couple (a couple in which one of the members is...

The UK HIV infection figures remain high despite recent falling in mortality rates

The incidence of HIV infection fell between 1990 and 2013. In 1990, around two million people were infected; in 1997, 2.8 million; and in 2013, 1.8 million. Mortality rates have also fallen: around 300,000 people in 1990; 1.7 million in 2005 and 1.3 million in 2013 (JAMA 314;...
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