This Week in HIV Research: Rethinking PrEP Guidelines

This Week in HIV Research: Rethinking PrEP Guidelines

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OK, we realize we covered a lot of research last week on HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). We promise we're not falling into a rut! But our top story in this week's review of recently published peer-reviewed science on HIV is a valuable addition to the evolving conversation about how to discuss PrEP with patients -- just as our other highlighted studies are valuable to conversations around critical topics in HIV care.

This week's highlights include:

  • An expert analysis on where the U.S. Center for Disease Control's official PrEP guidelines fall short -- and how they can be better.
  • Support for partner notification services as a bulwark against onward HIV transmission among black men who have sex with men (MSM) and their partners.
  • Findings that end-state liver disease is no longer the primary cause of death among Canadians coinfected with HIV and hepatitis C.
  • New insights into correlates of lower HIV treatment adherence among people on methadone maintenance therapy. (Spoiler alert: Stigma doesn't help.)

If you're interested in PrEP or any of our other subjects of note this week, let's take a gander together at each of these new manuscripts. 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: rozelt via iStock

OK, we realize we covered a lot of research last week on HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). We promise we're not falling into a rut! But our top story in this week's review of recently published peer-reviewed science on HIV is a valuable addition to the evolving conversation about how to discuss PrEP with patients -- just as our other highlighted studies are valuable to conversations around critical topics in HIV care.

This week's highlights include:

  • An expert analysis on where the U.S. Center for Disease Control's official PrEP guidelines fall short -- and how they can be better.
  • Support for partner notification services as a bulwark against onward HIV transmission among black men who have sex with men (MSM) and their partners.
  • Findings that end-state liver disease is no longer the primary cause of death among Canadians coinfected with HIV and hepatitis C.
  • New insights into correlates of lower HIV treatment adherence among people on methadone maintenance therapy. (Spoiler alert: Stigma doesn't help.)

If you're interested in PrEP or any of our other subjects of note this week, let's take a gander together at each of these new manuscripts. 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: rozelt via iStock