This Week in HIV Research: HIV Is Not an Obstacle

This Week in HIV Research: HIV Is Not an Obstacle

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Hardly a week goes by without a new study highlighting the extent to which HIV status has been rendered inconsequential thanks to the success of modern antiretroviral therapy. We review a couple of such studies in this week's tour of recently published HIV-related research -- as well as a study that reminds us of the extent to which stigma remains supremely prevalent in our society despite those scientific successes.

On tap this week:

  • The effect -- or lack thereof -- of acute syphilis on virologic control.
  • The value -- or lack thereof -- of switching off efavirenz (Sustiva, Stocrin, component of Atripla) to improve neuropsychological performance.
  • The relationship -- or lack thereof -- between structural LGBTQ stigma and HIV criminalization in individual U.S. states.
  • The safety -- period -- of lung cancer resection surgery in people with HIV.

Come along as we peer more closely at each of these findings. 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: teekid via iStockphoto

Hardly a week goes by without a new study highlighting the extent to which HIV status has been rendered inconsequential thanks to the success of modern antiretroviral therapy. We review a couple of such studies in this week's tour of recently published HIV-related research -- as well as a study that reminds us of the extent to which stigma remains supremely prevalent in our society despite those scientific successes.

On tap this week:

  • The effect -- or lack thereof -- of acute syphilis on virologic control.
  • The value -- or lack thereof -- of switching off efavirenz (Sustiva, Stocrin, component of Atripla) to improve neuropsychological performance.
  • The relationship -- or lack thereof -- between structural LGBTQ stigma and HIV criminalization in individual U.S. states.
  • The safety -- period -- of lung cancer resection surgery in people with HIV.

Come along as we peer more closely at each of these findings. 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: teekid via iStockphoto