This Week in HIV Research: The PrEP Sex/Race Gap

This Week in HIV Research: The PrEP Sex/Race Gap

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This week, our tour of recently published research of note in the HIV universe takes us past the following new landmarks:

  • A huge gap between pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) being indicated and PrEP being taken in the U.S. -- that is, among anyone who isn't a white male.
  • An array of differences in antiretroviral therapy usage and viral suppression rates across HIV transmission categories in Europe.
  • An examination of the effect that modern-era hepatitis C (HCV) treatments have had on mortality among people coinfected with HIV and HCV.
  • An analysis highlighting sex-based differences in cognitive impairment among people with HIV -- particularly African Americans.

Let's take a few minutes to explore each of these studies a little more deeply. 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: ueligiezendanner for iStock via Thinkstock

This week, our tour of recently published research of note in the HIV universe takes us past the following new landmarks:

  • A huge gap between pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) being indicated and PrEP being taken in the U.S. -- that is, among anyone who isn't a white male.
  • An array of differences in antiretroviral therapy usage and viral suppression rates across HIV transmission categories in Europe.
  • An examination of the effect that modern-era hepatitis C (HCV) treatments have had on mortality among people coinfected with HIV and HCV.
  • An analysis highlighting sex-based differences in cognitive impairment among people with HIV -- particularly African Americans.

Let's take a few minutes to explore each of these studies a little more deeply. 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: ueligiezendanner for iStock via Thinkstock