Navigation Links
HIV survival improves if patients stay in care

People with HIV who drop out of care do not live as long as those who remain under a doctor's treatment, said Baylor College of Medicine and Veterans Affairs researchers in a report published in the June 1 issue of Clinical Infectious Diseases and available on line.

"In an era when highly active therapy directed against HIV (the human immunodeficiency virus that causes AIDS) is keeping people alive, understanding the value of regular medical care is crucial," said Dr. Thomas Giordano, assistant professor of medicine ?infectious diseases at BCM and lead author of the report.

"We know that adherence to medications is critically important," said Giordano. "Patients who have trouble taking their medicines regularly will do less well. But what about those people who aren't even seeing a doctor regularly" Before this study, we had only a vague understanding of the magnitude of the problem, and we certainly didn't know whether it affected survival."

While HIV is now a chronic or lifelong disease, it is one that typically strikes at a relatively young age. That makes the population different from those who have high blood pressure or adult-onset diabetes.

"These patients often have a lot of other things going on. They are young. Often, they face challenges of substance abuse, mental health problems and financial issues. Now they have to stay in care the rest of their lives, which may be 20, 30, 40 or more years."

Giordano's study, carried out in the Veterans Affairs population, determined that staying in care made a difference to longevity. Studying those in the VA population eliminated the issue of ability to pay for care, enabling him and his colleagues to look at care alone.

Giordano and his colleagues looked at 2,619 men with HIV for more than four years. Most were diagnosed between 1997-1998 at a VA hospital or clinic and began treatment after Jan. 1, 1997.

Researchers divided the men into four gro
'"/>

Source:Baylor College of Medicine


Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. The Bacterias guide to survival
2. Boosting HIV screening can increase survival and is cost effective
3. Researchers identify protein crucial for survival of Lyme-disease bacterium
4. Novel protein complex enables survival in hostile environment
5. BiovaxID?yields 89 percent survival in patients with aggressive non-Hodgkins
6. UCI researchers discover key factor for survival of human embryonic stem cells
7. Rhinos clinging to survival in the heart of Borneo, despite poaching
8. DNA: Bacterias survival ration
9. New research promising for improving brain cell survival after brain injury
10. AIDS vaccine research offers new insights on survival
11. New path from estrogen to survival in breast cancer cells described
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: HIV survival improves patients stay care

(Date:5/14/2015)... 14, 2015  Verificient Technologies, Inc., a ... online remote proctoring, announced a new alliance ... and creator of the Canvas Learning Management ... companies will benefit from the seamless integration ... As a fully integrated multifactor biometrics behavioral ...
(Date:5/10/2015)... Sweden , May 11, 2015 ... fingerprint sensors FPC1025 and FPC1155 from the distributor World Peace ... of FPC,s distributors in Asia . Deliveries ... sensors will be used by smartphone manufacturers in ... included in the communicated revenue guidance of + 1 000 MSEK ...
(Date:5/5/2015)... OXFORD, Conn. , May 5, 2015, NXT-ID, ... biometric authentication company focused on the growing mobile commerce market, ... the Company,s Chief Technology Officer, is presenting  at CARTES SECURE ... May 5-7, 2015. The three-day conference ... session David is speaking in is themed Global Fraud: ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Verificient and Instructure Announce Alliance Partnership to Provide Online Proctoring for K-12 and Higher Education Institutions 2Fingerprint Cards Receives Touch Fingerprint Sensor Order of SEK 235 Million 2NXT-ID, Inc.'s CTO, David Tunnell, Presents at CARTES SECURE CONNEXIONS AMERICA 2015 Today in Washington DC. 2NXT-ID, Inc.'s CTO, David Tunnell, Presents at CARTES SECURE CONNEXIONS AMERICA 2015 Today in Washington DC. 3
... Molecular machines can be found everywhere in nature, for ... develop artificial molecular machines, scientists need to understand the ... scale (a nanometer is a billionth of a meter). ... at the University of California, Riverside studied a class ...
... TEMPE, Ariz. Arizona State University,s expanding ... and science has led to formation of the ... of Regents recently approved establishment of the center, ... in electrical engineering, physics, materials science and engineering, ...
... health professionals working in the global informatics community, ... for informatics professionals. The Standards Standard provides a ... technology experts who require a reliable periodic update ... major biomedical and healthcare standards- setting organizations. Its ...
Cached Biology News:Would a molecular horse trot, pace or glide across a surface? 2Would a molecular horse trot, pace or glide across a surface? 3Focus on photonics 2Global standards for informatics professionals summed up in new B2P online publication 2
(Date:5/28/2015)... Research and Markets ( ... Jain PharmaBiotech,s new report  "Alzheimer Disease - ... offering.       (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769) , ... management. With nearly 8 million sufferers from ... of the world and anticipated increases in ...
(Date:5/28/2015)... , May 27, 2015 ... the addition of Jain PharmaBiotech,s new report ... to their offering. An increasing ... biotechnology industries is anticipated. Nanotechnology will be ... - from formulations for optimal delivery to ...
(Date:5/28/2015)... The Academy of Model Aeronautics Foundation will ... August 15, 2015. National Model Aviation Day was created to ... model flying to the general public. , The AMA has ... in the celebration by hosting events in their own communities. ... Aviation Day events. View our online event map to ...
(Date:5/28/2015)... BioNorth Texas (BioNorthTX), an independent, non-profit ... sciences industry in northern region of Texas, held ... Foundry in Dallas on April 27, 2015. The ... broad spectrum of biotech professionals from the North ... in partnering with key life sciences organizations both ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Global Alzheimer Disease Report 2015-2024 - New Drugs, Markets and Companies 2Global Alzheimer Disease Report 2015-2024 - New Drugs, Markets and Companies 3Global Nanobiotechnology Market 2015-2024 - Applications, Markets and Companies 2Global Nanobiotechnology Market 2015-2024 - Applications, Markets and Companies 3Model flying pilots celebrate the Academy of Model Aeronautics Foundation’s Third Annual National Model Aviation Day 2BioNorthTX Holds Inaugural Board of Directors Meeting 2BioNorthTX Holds Inaugural Board of Directors Meeting 3
... , SAN DIEGO, Aug. 18 TriLink BioTechnologies (TriLink), announced ... Diego,s Giving Hunger the Blues , a concert to kick-off hunger ... as well as sponsoring the event. This donation will provide 13,320 meals ... Giving Hunger the Blues concert will be held at the ...
... PHILADELPHIA and LONDON, Aug. 18 Thomson Reuters today announced ... to expand and develop the InChI Open Source chemical structure ... way for databases of chemical structures to be linked together ... world. , , "We are committed to ...
... , , CANTON, Mass., ... realize the importance of cutting costs to stay profitable in ... companies to get great deals on processing and packaging equipment ... pre-owned equipment has been scheduled for Thursday, August 27 at ...
Cached Biology Technology:TriLink BioTechnologies to Sponsor GIVING HUNGER THE BLUES, a Benefit Concert to Help Alleviate Hunger in San Diego County 2TriLink BioTechnologies to Sponsor GIVING HUNGER THE BLUES, a Benefit Concert to Help Alleviate Hunger in San Diego County 3Thomson Reuters Joins the InChI Trust 2Pre-Owned Prices on Premium Pharmaceutical Equipment 2
... ,High Quality, Functionally-Validated, Ion Channel Cell Lines ... having a critical role in nerve and ... function in pain, CNS and the heart. ... investigated in therapeutic areas, such as neuropathic ...
... from frozen embedded tissue blocks, which are ... ensure the highest quality. Tissues of each ... sectioned at a thickness of 7 microns ... large (3-5 mm in diameter) in comparison ...
... applications or for use in an automated ... eight-port disposable manifold provides greater ease, speed, ... The StatMatic II can be connected to ... completely fill a microplate with one-handed operation ...
... Zyagen tissue microarrays are derived from ... to rigorous quality control procedures to ensure ... are manually assembled in one block, sectioned ... mounted on coated slides. Sections are large ...
Biology Products: