Navigation Links
HIV Tests Cost-Effective for Some Seniors
Date:6/18/2008

$30,000 in tests to lengthen a sexually active 65-year-old person's life by something known as a "quality-adjusted life year," a complicated measurement that takes into account the difficulty of life during illness. On average, diagnosing a 65-year-old with HIV instead of allowing him to remain untreated could lengthen his life by six to nine months, Owens said.

"That's actually a lot. That's a pretty big change," he said. "Many of the interventions we do change life expectancy by a week, a few weeks, maybe a month."

AIDS tests typically cost from $10 to $70, Owens said.

Johnston said doctors with older patients "should to be aware they may be carrying their own biases. It's worth taking into account the person's sexual history and whether they have risk factors."

Still, some observers may question the study's assumption that more than one in 1,000 older adults have HIV and are undiagnosed, said Frank Myers, director of clinical epidemiology and safety systems at Scripps Mercy Hospital in San Diego.

"This study, with its assumptions of HIV prevalence, will not be enough to change HIV screening recommendations by itself," Myers said. But, he added, he hopes the research will motivate health-care providers to ask patients about HIV risk factors and target them with messages about prevention.

More information

For more about older adults and AIDS, visit the Foundation for AIDS Research.



SOURCES: Douglas K. Owens, M.D., senior investigator, VA Palo Alto Health Care System, and professor of medicine, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif.; Rowena Johnston, Ph.D., vice president of research, Foundation for AIDS Research, New York City; Frank Myers, M.A., CIC, CPHQ, director of clinical epidemiology and safety systems, Scripps Mercy Hospital, San Diego; June 17, 2008, '/>"/>

Copyright©2008 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Experts propose cholesterol tests at 15 months of age
2. Fecal Blood Tests Effective at Spotting Colon Cancer
3. Drug Industry Seeks Tests to Spot Side Effect Risks
4. Noninvasive tests for cirrhosis may help to avoid liver biopsy
5. K-State Veterinary Lab Routinely Tests For Bluetongue Virus; Lab Director Says Strains Found in Kansas, U.S. Usually Less-Virulent
6. Gene Tests Match Up Lung Tumors, Best Treatment
7. Mayo Clinic tests novel vaccine for aggressive brain tumors
8. Cepheid and Broadlane Sign Group Purchasing Contract for GeneXpert(R) Systems and Xpert(TM) Molecular Diagnostic Tests, Including Xpert MRSA
9. Bone Density Tests Do Predict Womens Fracture Risk
10. Mini stress tests could help condition heart to survive major attack
11. Lab on a chip developed at University of Alberta for cheap, portable medical tests
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/17/2014)... California, San Diego School of Medicine report that older ... recent major loss are more likely to be compassionate ... is published in this month,s issue of the ... behaviors are associated with better health and well-being as ... to improve the outcomes of individuals whose deficits in ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... NY In a review published in the April ... president of The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, says ... medical community,s approach to treating sepsis, which ... Americans. , Sepsis occurs when molecules released into the ... throughout the body. Inflammation is necessary for maintaining good ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... A Northwestern University synthetic biology team has created ... create programmable therapeutics that could travel the body ... disease. , Engineering cell-based, biological devices that monitor ... in clinical synthetic biology. However, no existing technology ... a patient,s physiological state and respond in a ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... MAYWOOD, Il. (April 17, 2014) Doctors who ... disease called lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) can face an agonizing ... progression of the disease and help relieve shortness ... lung transplants, and sirolimus can cause potentially fatal ... said pulmonologist Dr. Daniel Dilling, medical director of ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... The cause of neuronal death in Parkinson,s disease is ... may be mistaken for foreign invaders and killed by ... autoimmune diseases like type I diabetes, celiac disease, and ... published April 16, 2014, in Nature Communications . ... in Parkinson,s disease; but if true, it could lead ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:The ilk of human kindness 2Health News:Feinstein Institute researcher publishes new perspective on sepsis 2Health News:Building 'smart' cell-based therapies 2Health News:Patients with rare lung disease face agonizing treatment dilemma 2Health News:Patients with rare lung disease face agonizing treatment dilemma 3Health News:Is Parkinson's an autoimmune disease? 2
... growth worsens ovarian cancer, but its production can be stifled ... nanoparticle, a research team led by scientists at The University ... Journal of the National Cancer Institute. , "The protein interleukin-8 ... senior author Anil Sood, M.D., professor in the M. D. ...
... Works to Help Hollywood ,Stay Sane in an Insane ... ... Roy, M.A., "The,Industry Therapist" ( http://www.theIndustryTherapist.com ) is asking the,question why the ... Spears, mental illness., "Heath Ledger,s death is being treated with kid ...
... Feb. 26 Hologic, Inc.,(Nasdaq: HOLX ) today ... at the Raymond James & Associates 29th Annual,Institutional Investors ... Grand Cypress Hotel in Orlando, FL., Interested parties ... of,Hologic,s investor presentation on Monday, March 3, 2008 at ...
... clots, study says, , , TUESDAY, Feb. 26 (HealthDay News) ... associated with cancer treatment-related anemia may do more harm ... , The drugs -- erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESAs) -- increase ... risk of blood clots known as venous thromboembolisms (VTE) ...
... Increased ... 3.85% and 2.96%, Respectively, MEXICO CITY, Feb. 26 ... one of the leading Mexican,distributors of pharmaceutical products, beauty aids, ... its consolidated financial and operating results for the fourth,quarter of ...
... 26 Schnitzer West announced today,that one of the ... Coast gym in The Shops at The Bravern in ... time to meet the needs of approximately 2,300,Microsoft employees ... of the,project beginning this fall., DavidBartonGym will offer ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Researchers identify and shut down protein that fuels ovarian cancer 2Health News:Researchers identify and shut down protein that fuels ovarian cancer 3Health News:Hologic to Present at the Raymond James & Associates 29th Annual Institutional Investors Conference 2Health News:Anemia Drugs for Cancer Patients Increase Death Risk 2Health News:Anemia Drugs for Cancer Patients Increase Death Risk 3Health News:Grupo Casa Saba Announces Fourth Quarter 2007 Results 2Health News:Grupo Casa Saba Announces Fourth Quarter 2007 Results 3Health News:Grupo Casa Saba Announces Fourth Quarter 2007 Results 4Health News:World-Famous DavidBartonGym Buffs up the Bravern 2Health News:World-Famous DavidBartonGym Buffs up the Bravern 3
(Date:1/15/2014)... , Jan. 15, 2014  Echo Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: ... its Symphony® CGM System as a non-invasive, wireless continuous ... Doman , Executive Chairman and Interim CEO of Echo ... Tenth Annual Equity Conference. Mr. Doman ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... 2014 Reportlinker.com announces that a new ... catalogue: PharmaPoint: Atopic ... Analysis to 2022 http://www.reportlinker.com/p01957657/PharmaPoint-Atopic-Dermatitis---India-Drug-Forecast-and-Market-Analysis-to-2022.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=Pathology ... India Drug Forecast and Market Analysis to ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... , Jan. 15, 2014  Zafgen, Inc., a leading ... of severely obese patients, today announced initial results ... selective inhibitor of methionine aminopeptidase 2 (MetAP2), in ... of genetic obesity.  These results showed improvements in ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Echo Therapeutics to Present at the Noble Financial Capital Markets' Tenth Annual Equity Conference 2Echo Therapeutics to Present at the Noble Financial Capital Markets' Tenth Annual Equity Conference 3PharmaPoint: Atopic Dermatitis - India Drug Forecast and Market Analysis to 2022 2PharmaPoint: Atopic Dermatitis - India Drug Forecast and Market Analysis to 2022 3PharmaPoint: Atopic Dermatitis - India Drug Forecast and Market Analysis to 2022 4PharmaPoint: Atopic Dermatitis - India Drug Forecast and Market Analysis to 2022 5Zafgen Announces Initial Results from Phase 2a Study of Beloranib in Patients with Prader-Willi Syndrome 2Zafgen Announces Initial Results from Phase 2a Study of Beloranib in Patients with Prader-Willi Syndrome 3Zafgen Announces Initial Results from Phase 2a Study of Beloranib in Patients with Prader-Willi Syndrome 4
... Walmart (NYSE: WMT ) and Eli Lilly and Company ... affordable insulin option for people with diabetes.   , ... Beginning in mid-September, Lilly,s Humulin ® brand of ... name Humulin ® ReliOn ®, including 10 mL vials of Humulin® ...
... NASHVILLE, Tenn. , June 21 Emdeon Inc. (NYSE: ... payment cycle management solutions, today announced the acquisition of Chapin Revenue ... is a leading technology-enabled provider of hospital-based revenue cycle services including ... , , ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Walmart, Lilly Team Up to Provide Human Insulin to People With Diabetes 2Walmart, Lilly Team Up to Provide Human Insulin to People With Diabetes 3Walmart, Lilly Team Up to Provide Human Insulin to People With Diabetes 4Walmart, Lilly Team Up to Provide Human Insulin to People With Diabetes 5Emdeon Acquires Chapin to Enhance Provider-Focused Payment Integrity 2Emdeon Acquires Chapin to Enhance Provider-Focused Payment Integrity 3Emdeon Acquires Chapin to Enhance Provider-Focused Payment Integrity 4
... This unique system uses prolene as thread-guide ... The hollow Ritleng Probe is inserted into the ... fed through it. The probe is then withdrawn ... mm 0.64 mm diam silicone tubing into place. ...
To maintain the conjunctival cul-de-sacs after enucleation or evisceration without hindering lid closure....
... collarette conforms to natural anatomy of ... Pre-loaded on disposable inserter/dilator instrument for ... forceps. The Micro-Large plugs feature the ... natural shape of the eyelid. The ...
With side bite Instrument recommended to catch the polypropylene thread in the nose....
Medicine Products: