Talk:Management of HIV/AIDS

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List of symptoms[edit]

It might be useful to add the symptoms associated with HIV/AIDs when talking about the treatment associated with the disease especially since the article primarily talks about managing the disease and not just about finding a cure. (http://www.aids.gov/hiv-aids-basics/hiv-aids-101/signs-and-symptoms/)

New perspective on treatment on prevention[edit]

There might be research out there that indicates that the use of antiretroviral treatment on people that might be at high risk but do not yet have the disease can actually help to reduce their risk of contracting the disease from their sexual partner. While patients with HIV/AIDs using antiretroviral treatment may be helpful to reduce risk, the use of ART on patients without HIV could also help to reduce the risk and prevent the transmission of the disease. (http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0008829)

Difference or transition from HIV to AIDS[edit]

It might be helpful to provide the reader with an understanding of how the virus transitions from HIV to AIDS and how they are different. It may help to understand how the specific treatments listed affect the HIV virus but not the AIDs. (http://www.aids.gov/hiv-aids-basics/hiv-aids-101/what-is-hiv-aids/)

Explanation of HIV-1[edit]

It might be helpful to explain why there is a distinction between HIV and HIV-1 and explain what HIV-1 is.

Infant mortality statistics[edit]

In 4.4.2 (Special Populations -> Children), this study is cited as saying that 52% of children (in Africa) infected with HIV die within 24 months.

However, see this paragraph on page 4 of the pdf document:

Overall, estimated cumulative mortality rates were 110 per 1000 livebirths at 12 months and 174 at 24 months. We estimated that by 12 months of age, 35·2% of infected children would have died, compared with an estimated 4·9% of uninfected children (figure 1). At 2 years of age, an estimated 52·5% of` infected and 7·6% of uninfected children would have died.

It looks like the maximum mortality rate is only 17.4% (174 of 1000 for 24 months). The "52·5%" figure seems to be referring to 52 children, or equivalently 5%. I'm unsure where the exact numbers for this calculation are coming from, but I believe the 52% mortality rate is off by a rather large number.

--Vixsomnis (talk) 23:37, 26 February 2015 (UTC)