This Week in HIV Research: Do We Need New Statin Guidelines?

This Week in HIV Research: Do We Need New Statin Guidelines?

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Thanks for tuning in to our latest review of peer-reviewed journals for HIV-related research with potential clinical implications. Our slate of study summaries this week includes newly published findings that suggest:

  • Guidelines for cholesterol management appear to underestimate the potential value of statin use among people with HIV.
  • In the Affordable Care Act era, viral suppression is usually maintained when people transition from Ryan White CARE Act coverage to Medicaid or Obamacare plans.
  • Hepatitis C seroconversion appears to suppress CD4 count for a couple of years in people living with HIV.
  • Hepatitis C reinfection is more common among HIV-positive men who have sex with men than among HIV-positive people who inject drugs.

Let's examine each of these findings in a little more detail. 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 and TheBodyPRO. Follow Myles on Twitter: @MylesatTheBody.

Image Credit: tashatuvango via 123RF

Thanks for tuning in to our latest review of peer-reviewed journals for HIV-related research with potential clinical implications. Our slate of study summaries this week includes newly published findings that suggest:

  • Guidelines for cholesterol management appear to underestimate the potential value of statin use among people with HIV.
  • In the Affordable Care Act era, viral suppression is usually maintained when people transition from Ryan White CARE Act coverage to Medicaid or Obamacare plans.
  • Hepatitis C seroconversion appears to suppress CD4 count for a couple of years in people living with HIV.
  • Hepatitis C reinfection is more common among HIV-positive men who have sex with men than among HIV-positive people who inject drugs.

Let's examine each of these findings in a little more detail. 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 and TheBodyPRO. Follow Myles on Twitter: @MylesatTheBody.

Image Credit: tashatuvango via 123RF