Navigation Links
Death certificates confirm non-HIV-attributable diseases cause increase in US PLWHA deaths
Date:12/1/2010

Los Angeles, CA (December 1, 2010) During the decade since the advent of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART), or 1996-2006, mortality among people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) sharply decreased in the United States. So, too, did the percentages of PLWHA deaths attributable to AIDS-defining illnesses, just as there was a marked increase in the percentage of deaths attributable to heart, kidney, and liver disease. These data from a US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) review of trends in diseases reported on death certificates in the United States from 1996 to 2006 are published ahead of print in the Journal of the International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care (JIAPAC) published by SAGE.

Some specific findings about HIV deaths during the analysis period included:

  • Deaths reported with HIV decreased from 35,340 to 13,750
  • Deaths reported with AIDS-defining opportunistic infections decreased; and AIDS-defining cancers declined then had stable percentages after 2001
  • Deaths reported with all other cancers increased from 2.7% to 7.3%
  • Deaths reported with heart, kidney, and liver disease increased from 4.9% to 10.2%, 7.9% to 12.0%, and 5.8% to 13.0%, respectively

"HAART has prolonged the survival of HIV-infected persons by reducing deaths caused by diseases attributable to HIV," write the authors, William K. Adih, MD, DrPH, MPH; Richard M. Selik, MD; and Xiaohong Hu, MS, of the Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention at the CDC's National Center for HIV, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention in Atlanta. "HIV-infected persons and their health care providers should take action to prevent diseases unrelated to HIV that are common in populations at risk of HIV infection, including conditions resulting from smoking and abuse of alcohol and other drugs, as well as chronic diseases common in the general population."


'/>"/>

Contact: Jim Gilden
media.inquiries@sagepub.com
SAGE Publications
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Premature Death Could Await Obese Kids
2. Most maternal deaths in sub-Saharan Africa could be avoided
3. Cleveland Medical Malpractice Attorney Obtains Settlement in Wrongful Death Case
4. American Stroke Association Late-Breaking Science Report: Surgery, Stenting to Open Blocked Neck Arteries Similar in Safety, Efficacy, But Show Differences in Stroke, Heart Attack and Death Rates at Certain Ages
5. Hormone thought to slow aging associated with increased risk of cancer death
6. Some Parents Consider Hastening a Sick Childs Death
7. New tool to predict early death or hospital readmission
8. Death After Discharge Rates Higher in Elderly ICU Patients
9. High Hormone Level Linked to Cancer Death in Older Men
10. As Temperatures Rise, So Do Cocaine Deaths
11. PSA Test Reduces Prostate Cancer Deaths by 40%
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/16/2017)... Orange, NJ (PRWEB) , ... August 16, 2017 , ... With low back pain afflicting ... even know what causes its kissing cousin – upper back pain. But this equally vexing ... of treatment options, according to Kaixuan Liu, MD, PhD , founder and president of ...
(Date:8/15/2017)... Pomona, California (PRWEB) , ... August 15, 2017 ... ... Wilson, MD, PhD, announced at his Inauguration that WesternU will move forward in ... as its compass. , WesternU combined Wilson’s Inauguration ceremony with Convocation, the traditional ...
(Date:8/15/2017)... ... August 15, 2017 , ... An August ... fell into a coma and died after receiving silicone injections for buttock augmentation, ... in the alleged perpetrator’s apartment after the victim was fetched from a neighborhood ...
(Date:8/15/2017)... ... August 15, 2017 , ... Local dentist, ... consultations. Patients interested in orthodontics, dental crowns and teeth whitening near ... Snap-on Smile treatment at his state-of-the-art practice, Nash Family Dentistry, in order to ...
(Date:8/15/2017)... LEESBURG, VA (PRWEB) , ... August 15, 2017 ... ... introduce the CoolAdvantage Petite™ Applicator, which makes treating smaller, hard-to-reach areas of the ... the most efficient treatments, AVIE! MedSpa also utilizes CoolAdvantage™ technology for their CoolSculpting ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:8/11/2017)... , Aug. 11, 2017 DarioHealth Corp. ... mobile health and big data solutions, today announced that ... Monday, August 14 and host a conference call at ... 2017 operating and financial results and its strategy and ... be hosted by Erez Raphael , Chief Executive ...
(Date:8/7/2017)... , Aug. 7, 2017 Zimmer Biomet Holdings, ... healthcare, today announced that its Board of Directors has approved ... the third quarter of 2017. ... paid on or about October 27, 2017 to stockholders of ... 2017.  Future declarations of dividends are subject to approval of ...
(Date:8/4/2017)... CINCINNATI , Aug. 3, 2017  Agragen, ... science company active in the biopharmaceutical, nutraceutical, and ... its development of its lead drug candidates, AGR131.  ... a proinflammatory cytokine from the blood of patients ... psoriasis, and inflammatory bowel disease. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: