Georgia Hospital Possibly Exposes Veterans to HIV, HCV
Due to improperly sterilized equipment, over 4,600 veterans who had been given care at the Carl Vinson Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Dublin, Georgia, were tested for exposure to HIV, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C.
Study Looks at Provider Experience and Life Stressors as Impacts to Patient Adherence in HIV
According to new research that was published in AIDS and Behavior in January 2022, having an understanding of patient experiences and expectations in addition to individual life stressors in the clinical setting may improve overall outcomes. Despite considerable improvements in antiviral therapies, the investigators of the study stated that retention in HIV is still a barrier to bringing an end to the HIV epidemic.
Assessing Outcomes of Patients With and Without HIV Hospitalized With COVID-19 in England
Researchers aimed to assess the clinical outcomes of patients with and without HIV who were hospitalized with COVID-19 during the beginning stages of the pandemic.
Link Between Smoking, Alcohol, and Drug Use and Virological Outcomes in Those Living With HIV
In a 2022 study, investigators aimed to report associations between people living with HIV and the growing evidence suggesting that those with HIV have considerable morbidity from alcohol, cigarette smoking, and recreational drug use.
COVID-19 Outcomes for Those With HIV
Although initial studies showed that there was not a greater risk in mortality in individuals with HIV infected with COVID-19, larger analyses that were adjusted for age showed otherwise.
The Cancer Risk for Those With HIV
Individuals with HIV have a considerably greater risk for certain types of cancer vs those who do not have HIV at the same age, which are known as “AIDS-defining malignancies,” that are Kaposi sarcoma, aggressive B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma, and cervical cancer.
Facts About HIV
Of the estimated 1.2 million individuals who have HIV in the United States, approximately 13% of them need testing, as they don’t know that they have it.
HIV and AIDS Overview
HIV targets and alters the immune system, and without treatment, the virus may advance to stage III HIV, or AIDS. Those with HIV who have access to quality healthcare are unlikely to develop advanced disease.
New HIV Variant Identified in the Netherlands
According to researchers of a study from the University of Oxford’s Big Data Institute, there has been a discovery of a highly virulent strain of HIV in the Netherlands.
COVID-19-Related Guidance for Patients Who Are HIV-Positive
As the COVID-19 pandemic has been constantly changing, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) worked to answer questions specifically related to those who are HIV-positive.