This Week in HIV Research: Where Support Is Lacking, the Virus Can Spread

This Week in HIV Research: Where Support Is Lacking, the Virus Can Spread

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We've reached the end of another week in which we observe the latest observable observations regarding HIV. Here's what we're observing in today's recap:

  • Greater housing and social support may help reduce transmissibility among HIV-positive people who use drugs.
  • In contrast to recent findings in the Netherlands, hepatitis C incidence trends in France are not moving in an optimal direction.
  • Frailty is a significant -- and addressable -- health concern among people who are aging with HIV.
  • Primary HIV infection may trigger some brain atrophy prior to HIV treatment initiation.

Come observe the study details with us. 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.com and TheBodyPRO.com. Follow Myles on Twitter: @MylesatTheBody.

Image Credit: Rawpixel Ltd for iStock via Thinkstock

We've reached the end of another week in which we observe the latest observable observations regarding HIV. Here's what we're observing in today's recap:

  • Greater housing and social support may help reduce transmissibility among HIV-positive people who use drugs.
  • In contrast to recent findings in the Netherlands, hepatitis C incidence trends in France are not moving in an optimal direction.
  • Frailty is a significant -- and addressable -- health concern among people who are aging with HIV.
  • Primary HIV infection may trigger some brain atrophy prior to HIV treatment initiation.

Come observe the study details with us. 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.com and TheBodyPRO.com. Follow Myles on Twitter: @MylesatTheBody.

Image Credit: Rawpixel Ltd for iStock via Thinkstock