This Week in HIV Research: Vitamin D for CD4? Eh.

This Week in HIV Research: Vitamin D for CD4? Eh.

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Salutations, HIV research consumers. In our roundup of new and noteworthy findings this week, we gain incremental new data that suggest:

  • Higher vitamin D levels don't necessarily translate to higher CD4 counts among people on suppressive HIV treatment.
  • We have significant obstacles to overcome in helping black men who have sex with men utilize pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) -- and we also have the means to overcome them.
  • HIV doesn't worsen aortic stiffness, a key measurement for cardiovascular risk.
  • HIV also doesn't worsen health outcomes among those infected with Legionella Pneumonia.

Read on for brief recaps of each of these recently published studies. To beat HIV, you have to follow the science!

Image Credit: cgtoolbox for iStock via Thinkstock

Salutations, HIV research consumers. In our roundup of new and noteworthy findings this week, we gain incremental new data that suggest:

  • Higher vitamin D levels don't necessarily translate to higher CD4 counts among people on suppressive HIV treatment.
  • We have significant obstacles to overcome in helping black men who have sex with men utilize pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) -- and we also have the means to overcome them.
  • HIV doesn't worsen aortic stiffness, a key measurement for cardiovascular risk.
  • HIV also doesn't worsen health outcomes among those infected with Legionella Pneumonia.

Read on for brief recaps of each of these recently published studies. To beat HIV, you have to follow the science!

Image Credit: cgtoolbox for iStock via Thinkstock