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Large review finds some evidence that peer support is beneficial in HIV care

A review of the evidence for peer support has found that retention in care, antiretroviral therapy (ART) adherence and viral suppression may be improved for those involved in peer support programmes compared to those who were not. Dr Rigmor Berg of the Norwegian Institute of Public Health showed that peer support may be helpful for… Read More »

Treatment interruption in cure research is associated with greater risk of non-AIDS related events in the long term, Spanish study finds

A small study from an HIV hospital that has been conducting experimental treatment interruptions (ATIs) as part of research into achieving a functional cure for HIV infection has found that over a period of years, patients who had undergone ATIs had a higher risk of developing non-AIDS-related serious illnesses such as cancer, liver disease and… Read More »

Patient satisfaction differs between inpatient, outpatient settings, Leapfrog finds

Dive Brief: A new survey by The Leapfrog Group of patients at hospitals and ambulatory surgical centers suggests that while they are satisfied on several levels, safety issues remain a significant concern, especially when children are being treated. Leapfrog’s Patient Experience Report — which analyzes responses to three different Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and… Read More »

Zambian study finds no link between HIV status and COVID-19 severity, but risk quadruples for people with severe HIV infection

Having HIV is not an independent risk factor for severe COVID-19 and death amongst patients hospitalised with COVID-19, according to a Zambian study published in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. However, patients with more severe HIV infection are more likely to develop severe COVID-19 or die of COVID-19 compared to those without complications. “This… Read More »