Latest CDC Classification System for HIV Infection in Adults and Adolescents Stories

2012-03-21 10:24:37

Using data from the Collaboration of Observational HIV Epidemiological Research in Europe (COHERE), Jim Young and colleagues from The Opportunistic Infections Project Team of COHERE show in this week's PLoS Medicine that in successfully treated patients, the risk of a new AIDS event or death follows a CD4 cell count gradient in patients with viral suppression. An increase in CD4 cell count provides the greatest benefit for patients with a CD4 cell count below 200 cells/µL but still...

2009-06-26 06:10:00

A recent study by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has revealed some troubling statistics regarding sexually active teens.  According to the agency's report, an estimated half of HIV-positive teens in the U.S. are not aware of their infection, while less than 25 percent of sexually active high school adolescents ever get testing for the virus. "At the end of 2006, an estimated 48 percent of adolescents and young adults infected with HIV were unaware of their...

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  • An evil spirit; a devil.
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