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March 23, 2010

Inflammation and Immune Activation Linked to Increased Mortality Risk in People with HIV

"SUMMARY: Inflammation and excessive CD8 T-cell immune activation were independent predictors of increased risk of death both in a U.S. study and among HIV patients starting antiretroviral therapy (ART) in Uganda, according to 2 reports presented at the 17th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2010) last month in San Francisco. While lower CD4 cell count may explain part of the association, inflammation itself was an independent predictor of mortality."

Read more in, March 16, 2010.