Tag Archives: CD4

HIV patients starting treatment with advanced illnesses highlight need to improve testing, care links, authors say

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A letter in this month’s Clinical Infectious Diseases backs earlier findings that even as access to medicine for HIV has expanded and greatly increased the numbers of people receiving treatment for the virus, large numbers of patients still are starting treatment in advanced stages of illness that earlier treatment would have prevented. One result, the […]

Viet Nam Hosts Stop TB Partnership Coordinating Board–Showcases Progress in Fighting TB and HIV/TB Co-Infection

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This post is by Global Center Director Christine Lubinski. Viet Nam was an fitting spot for last week’s meeting of the Stop TB Partnership Coordinating  Board, since the country’s anti-TB efforts demonstrate both the challenges and the potential for progress in  combating this deadly disease. Viet Nam’s Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Health welcomed members […]

WHO Announces New HIV/AIDS Guidelines, As Top WH Officials Prepare to Detail Global HIV/AIDS Efforts

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In a long anticipated move, the World Health Organization released new recommendations on the treatment and prevention of HIV/AIDS today. The WHO announced that it is now recommending antiretroviral therapy (ART) be initiated at a CD4 threshold of 350 cells/mm3 for “all HIV-positive patients, including pregnant women, regardless of symptoms.” The WHO called for prolonged […]