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August 20, 2009

Obesity and diabetes main underlying health conditions in people dying of swine flu: no evidence that HIV increases mortality risk

"Obesity and diabetes are the principal underlying conditions associated with death in patients with swine flu, a report published in the August 20th edition of Eurosurveillance shows. There is no indication in the report that HIV increases the risk of death from swine flu.

"The authors from the French Institute of Public Health analysed all deaths caused by swine flu before 16th July."

Read more in Aidsmap, August 20, 2009.