Latest by Barbara Jungwirth

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Colds and Influenza

This Week in HIV Research: Self-Testing Passes a Big Test

HIV self-testing vs. professional HIV testing; the most effective influenza vaccine strategies for people with HIV; how age can affect flu vaccine efficacy; early HIV treatment and CD4:CD8 ratio normalization.

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This Week in HIV Research: Monday, Wednesday, Treatment Days

Happy days for thrice-weekly dosing; shortfalls in chronic opioid therapy monitoring; neurocognition, treatment initiation, and high CD4; the link between influenza virus shedding and CD4 count.

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People Who Use Drugs

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

Housing, social support, and HIV transmissibility among people who use drugs; concerning hepatitis C incidence trends in France; frailty among people aging with HIV; untreated HIV and brain atrophy.

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Sexually Transmitted Infections

This Week in HIV Research: The Syphilis Surge

The rising tide of syphilis among Americans with HIV; first-line treatment with D/C/F/TAF; peculiar findings on cancer treatment rates; poor flu vaccine response among older people.

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Little Promise of Anal Protection From Adult HPV Vaccination

HPV vaccination and anal (vs. oral) HPV infection; single-tablet E/C/F/TDF vs. HIV-2; an HIV-positive infant’s “founder” virus; male circumcision and antiretroviral scale-up in Kenya.

A small pile of Truvada PrEP pills

PrEP Training for Primary Care Providers Could Help Expand Its Reach

Primary care providers are well positioned to screen for and prescribe PrEP, according to a recent research review -- but many PCPs feel ill equipped to prescribe what they perceive as an HIV medication.

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Hepatitis C

This Week in HIV Research: Heavier Health Burdens Begin Before Diagnosis

Prevalence of non-AIDS comorbidities prior to HIV diagnosis; wealth and HIV treatment access amidst universal health care; the uncertain benefits of food supplementation; the results of universal hepatitis C treatment access.

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Primary Care for People With HIV Should Encompass More Than Viral Suppression

Non-HIV components of care may be neglected during health care visits because the focus is on HIV, said Steven C. Johnson, M.D., in a recent webinar.

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People Who Use Drugs

This Week in HIV Research: The Ubiquity, and Diversity, of Substance Use

Substance use rates among people with HIV; the continuing risk of PML; tenofovir gel efficacy and menopause; the cumulative cost of the global fight against HIV.

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

The effect of vitamin D levels on CD4 count during HIV treatment; helping black men who have sex with men utilize PrEP; HIV and aortic stiffness; Legionnaires’ disease severity among people with HIV.