This Week in HIV Research: Key Measures of Success Lag in the U.S. South

This Week in HIV Research: Key Measures of Success Lag in the U.S. South

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Welcome to a week of intriguing new research in the realm of practical HIV science! Our selections for this week consist of:

  • New confirmation that people living with HIV in the U.S. South are clinically worse off than people living with HIV elsewhere in the country.
  • Data highlighting how HIV testing opportunities are often missed among heterosexuals -- even more so for men than women.
  • A study finding that seroconversion risk appears to spike during the periods just before or after women give birth.
  • A modeling study predicting success for long-acting, injectable pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) -- assuming good adherence and access to the intervention.

Learn more about each of these findings in the slides to follow. To beat HIV, you have to follow the science! (And the aforementioned slides.)

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: omersukrugoksu via iStockphoto

Welcome to a week of intriguing new research in the realm of practical HIV science! Our selections for this week consist of:

  • New confirmation that people living with HIV in the U.S. South are clinically worse off than people living with HIV elsewhere in the country.
  • Data highlighting how HIV testing opportunities are often missed among heterosexuals -- even more so for men than women.
  • A study finding that seroconversion risk appears to spike during the periods just before or after women give birth.
  • A modeling study predicting success for long-acting, injectable pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) -- assuming good adherence and access to the intervention.

Learn more about each of these findings in the slides to follow. To beat HIV, you have to follow the science! (And the aforementioned slides.)

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: omersukrugoksu via iStockphoto