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Treatment in Seroconversion Maintains HIV-Specific Immune Responses Similar to Long-Term Slow Progressors

Recent studies by Hocqueloux et al suggest that long-term control of viraemia is possible after discontinuation of prolonged ART initiated at seroconversion.1 This study compared a cohort of 15 long-term non-progressors (LTNPs) with spontaneously con...

By Charlotte Walker, for HIV i-Base
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Older Adults (Ages 50+)

Co-Morbidity and Late Presentation -- Findings From an Over 50s Cohort

The number of HIV positive patients accessing care in the UK who are aged over 50 years old has more than tripled between 2000-2009 from 2,432 to 12,063. Twenty percent of adults presenting for HIV care are now over 50. Previous cohort data showed an...

By Charlotte Walker, for HIV i-Base
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Bone

The Use of Calcaneal Stiffness Index to Screen for Osteoporosis in HIV-Infected Individuals

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital reported results on the feasibility of using calcaneal stiffness as an indicator for osteoporosis in HIV-positive patients.1

Currently, a DEXA scan remains the gold standard measure of Bone Mineral Density (BMD) with...

By Charlotte Walker, for HIV i-Base
Frequency and Characteristics of Long-Term Non-Progressors and HIV Controllers in the Chelsea and Westminster Cohort Img

Frequency and Characteristics of Long-Term Non-Progressors and HIV Controllers in the Chelsea and Westminster Cohort

Just how rare is it that an HIV-positive person's body is able to maintain a strong immune system without the use of medications? A massive British study presented earlier this year found that only 13 of 14,227 people in the study had been HIV positi...

By Charlotte Walker, for HIV i-Base
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Neurocognitive

Cerebral Function in Perinatally HIV Infected Young People and HIV Uninfected Sibling Controls

A study by Ashby and colleagues aimed to characterise the neurocognitive function of young adults with perinatally acquired HIV (paHIV) infection and compare them to their HIV negative siblings or family members as aged matched controls.

The study h...

By Charlotte Walker, for HIV i-Base