October 12 – The life expectancy for people with HIV in the UK is now 15 years longer than it was in 1996, researchers said today. Dr Margaret May of Bristol University, UK, and colleagues investigated life expectancy for those undergoing HIV treatment and the effect of late treatment. They used figures on 17,661 adults [...]
September 1 – Widespread testing for HIV could be introduced to reverse Britain’s “woefully inadequate” approach to preventing the spread of the disease, senior politicians said today. Tests could be offered to all new GP patients – and hospital admissions – on an opt-out basis, according to the House of Lords health select committee. The [...]
It is safe and effective for nurses to monitor antiretroviral therapy for HIV patients, experts state today. This approach could help ease the shortage of health care workers in many regions while expanding access to antiretroviral therapy, say Professor Ian Sanne of the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, and colleagues.