This Week in HIV Research: Another Notch in the 'Treatment as Prevention' Belt

This Week in HIV Research: Another Notch in the 'Treatment as Prevention' Belt

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Despite the extensive knowledge we've gained over the years about HIV, there's always so much more to learn about HIV transmission, pathogenesis, treatment, and care management. This week, our selected studies teach us that:

  • Evidence keeps on piling up in support of U=U (undetectable equals transmittable), particularly among men who have sex with men.
  • Sex workers in Africa may benefit from enhanced HIV prevention and treatment interventions, but not necessarily from a viral suppression standpoint.
  • People living with HIV who make it two years without leaving care are much more likely to re-engage in the future if they ever drop out of the care continuum.
  • Thyroid function appears no different for HIV-positive people on effective treatment than HIV-negative people.

Come learn more about each of these study results in the following pages. To beat HIV, you have to follow the science!

Barbara Jungwirth is a freelance writer and translator based in New York. Follow Barbara on Twitter: @reliabletran.

Myles Helfand is the executive editor and general manager of TheBody.com and TheBodyPRO.com. Follow Myles on Twitter: @MylesatTheBody.

Image Credit: Sylverarts for iStock via Thinkstock

Despite the extensive knowledge we've gained over the years about HIV, there's always so much more to learn about HIV transmission, pathogenesis, treatment, and care management. This week, our selected studies teach us that:

  • Evidence keeps on piling up in support of U=U (undetectable equals transmittable), particularly among men who have sex with men.
  • Sex workers in Africa may benefit from enhanced HIV prevention and treatment interventions, but not necessarily from a viral suppression standpoint.
  • People living with HIV who make it two years without leaving care are much more likely to re-engage in the future if they ever drop out of the care continuum.
  • Thyroid function appears no different for HIV-positive people on effective treatment than HIV-negative people.

Come learn more about each of these study results in the following pages. To beat HIV, you have to follow the science!

Barbara Jungwirth is a freelance writer and translator based in New York. Follow Barbara on Twitter: @reliabletran.

Myles Helfand is the executive editor and general manager of TheBody.com and TheBodyPRO.com. Follow Myles on Twitter: @MylesatTheBody.

Image Credit: Sylverarts for iStock via Thinkstock