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Cancer Leading Cause of Death Among HIV-Infected Patients in France: 2000 – 2010

National surveys were used to assess the distribution and characteristics of malignancy related deaths among HIV patients in 2010, and compared them to 2000 and 2005. Cancer is the leading cause of mortality in the HIV infected patients studied. The risk of malignancies, including non-AIDS-related cancers, is higher in HIV patients than in the general…Continue Reading

Knowledge Gaps Need to Be Addressed for Optimal ART Uptake in Women

A randomized control trial assessed HIV knowledge, treatment, beliefs and attitude of women who had previously received PMTCT (prevention-of-mother-to-child-transmission) [PMTCT] and were about to commence ART. Of the 320 women studied, mean age was 33, 106 had previously received PMTCT, while 214, had never received ART. Using multivariate linear regression analysis, higher HIV insights was…Continue Reading

CASE STUDIES

HIV-Associated Neurocognitive Disorders (HAND)

Aroonsiri Sangarlangkarn, MD, MPH, Jonathan S. Appelbaum, MD, FACP By the end of the session, learners will be able to: Describe three categories of HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders (HAND) and two features that distinguish them from other neurodegenerative disorders Outline an appropriate workup for HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders (HAND) Apply an interdisciplinary approach to the treatment of…Continue Reading