In our perusal of the HIV journal universe this week, another slate of four studies piqued our interest. This eclectic collection offered new data to suggest:
- People who are eventually diagnosed with HIV are more likely to have developed a non-AIDS comorbidity prior to their diagnosis than people who remain HIV negative.
- Even when a country offers universal health care, socioeconomic status can impair access to HIV treatment.
- The benefits of food supplementation may be uncertain in Africans with advanced HIV disease.
- Universal hepatitis C treatment access has yielded excellent results in the Netherlands -- but with enough caveats that there's concern about long-term success and broader viability of the approach.
Come read through some of the details with us. To beat HIV, you have to follow the science!
Barbara Jungwirth is a freelance writer and translator based in New York. Follow Barbara on Twitter: @reliabletran.
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