This Week in HIV Research: Heavier Health Burdens Begin Before Diagnosis

This Week in HIV Research: Heavier Health Burdens Begin Before Diagnosis

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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.

Myles Helfand is the executive editor and general manager of TheBody.com and TheBodyPRO.com. Follow Myles on Twitter: @MylesatTheBody.

Image Credit: vitanovski for iStock via Thinkstock

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.

Myles Helfand is the executive editor and general manager of TheBody.com and TheBodyPRO.com. Follow Myles on Twitter: @MylesatTheBody.

Image Credit: vitanovski for iStock via Thinkstock