Study Finds Long-Acting HIV Meds Are Acceptable to Many People, but Differences Exist Among Groups

Study Finds Long-Acting HIV Meds Are Acceptable to Many People, but Differences Exist Among Groups

People with college education, gay and bisexual men, and people who struggle to make clinic visits were more likely to prefer the long-acting option.

This Week in HIV Research: A Bite of the Apple

June 20, 2019: Housing stability and HIV viremia; how the stigma of poverty affects viral load; the best time to employ syringe services; promise for the practice of index testing.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand

Hormonal Contraception Does Not Increase HIV Risk, Study Finds

No meaningful difference was found in either injectable or implant birth control when compared to an IUD.

By Sony Salzman

Engaging HIV's Most Vulnerable

Ligia Peralta, M.D., does more than just give her adolescent patients a pill. She gives them hope, job opportunities, and -- most importantly -- the tools to fight for better HIV health care.

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Researchers Discuss Ethics and Privacy Concerns About the Growing Field of HIV Adherence Monitoring

"A lot of patients want to know, 'Who else is going to see this data?'" said Peter Chai of Fenway Health in Boston.

By Kenyon Farrow

This Week in HIV Research: One Step at a Time

June 13, 2019: Integrated stepped alcohol treatment in HIV clinics; cytokines, inflammation, and heart risk; impact of CCR5 gene editing on lifespan; the costs of "test and treat" for hepatitis C.

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HIV Advocacy Group Spars With Express Scripts Over HIV Drug Formulary Changes

Starting July 1, some HIV meds that are widely used will be excluded from their list.

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HIV Testing Among Black Gay and Bisexual Men Remains 'Suboptimal,' Study Finds

Black men who have sex with men test in high numbers over a lifetime, but not frequently or recently.

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