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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

Comparing Social Networks of Urban and Rural Older Adults Living with HIV

This study conducted an integrative review of 29 articles to assess and compare emerging themes in the social network component of rural versus urban-dwelling older people living with HIV (OPLWH). Themes discovered in both rural and urban-based literature were similar, and revealed perceived lack of social networks and social support, heightened stigma, fragmented social support,…Continue Reading