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HIV Increases COVID-19 Risk—but Can ART Offset It?

HIV status is a risk factor for worse COVID-19 outcomes, but it remains uncertain the extent to which antiretroviral therapy, viral load, and CD4 count can reduce that risk, according to a new flurry of research presented at IAS 2021.

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IAS 2021 Data Bites: HIV Treatment and Drugs in Development

Our quick summaries of breaking conference research include new study findings on injectable long-acting cabotegravir/rilpivirine and the latest on lenacapavir, a twice-yearly injectable medication in the pipeline.

By Larry Buhl and Myles Helfand
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IAS 2021 Data Bites: Comorbidities Among People Living With HIV

The latest data on health complications among people living with HIV, including new findings on COVID-19 severity.

By Larry Buhl and Michael Broder
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New PrEP Guidelines Aim to Expand Access, but Uptake Will Depend on Clinicians

For the CDC's proposed updates to PrEP guidelines to be effective, clinicians will need to start talking about sexual health.

By Larry Buhl

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