AIDS-related deaths significantly reduced since 1999

July 18, 2014 7:12 PM

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There has been a significant reduction in risk of death from AIDS, cardiovascular disease and liver disease among people with HIV compared with more than a decade ago, according to data published in The Lancet, ahead of the 20th International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia.

Non-AIDS cancers are now the leading non-AIDS-related deaths, accounting for 23% of deaths in people with HIV in 2009-2011, according to the report.

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