Blog Post Discusses Study Examining Disease Progression At Time Of HIV Diagnosis Among Patients In Guatemala

IDSA’s “Science Speaks”: In Guatemala study, illnesses indicating AIDS were already present in about fourth of patients newly diagnosed with HIV
Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer of “Science Speaks,” discusses a study published in Open Forum Infectious Diseases that examined disease progression in people newly diagnosed with HIV in Guatemala. Barton writes, “While antiretroviral treatment for HIV became accessible through Guatemala public health programs in 2000, the authors note that death rates from HIV continued to rise, from a little more than 13 per 100,000 people in 1990 to 22 per 100,000 people in 2012, with many not getting diagnosed or treated until their illnesses were advanced…” (1/10).