This Week in HIV Research: Gendered Nuances in Care and Complications

This Week in HIV Research: Gendered Nuances in Care and Complications

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For this week's exploration of recently published HIV research, we focused on an array of gender-specific findings worth noting. Specifically, our four selections this week suggest that:

  • Alcohol use may have a greater detrimental effect on HIV care for women than it does for men.
  • Cognitive test performance may be worse among women living with HIV than men living with HIV.
  • Cardiovascular risk appears to be higher for HIV-positive trans women than HIV-positive men.
  • Glycemic control is unrelated to HIV status for men -- but it does appear to affect cognitive function either way.

We've got additional details on each of these studies just ahead. 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: Anne-Marie Miller via iStockphoto

For this week's exploration of recently published HIV research, we focused on an array of gender-specific findings worth noting. Specifically, our four selections this week suggest that:

  • Alcohol use may have a greater detrimental effect on HIV care for women than it does for men.
  • Cognitive test performance may be worse among women living with HIV than men living with HIV.
  • Cardiovascular risk appears to be higher for HIV-positive trans women than HIV-positive men.
  • Glycemic control is unrelated to HIV status for men -- but it does appear to affect cognitive function either way.

We've got additional details on each of these studies just ahead. 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: Anne-Marie Miller via iStockphoto