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Who's Most at Risk of Getting Kaposi Sarcoma? New Research Gives Insights Img
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Who's Most at Risk of Getting Kaposi Sarcoma? New Research Gives Insights

People who had low recent CD4 counts, high recent viral loads, or who had higher average viral loads over time had the highest risk of developing Kaposi sarcoma, according to a study published this month in _JAIDS_.

Routinely Offering HIV Tests to People in Hospitals Helps More People Get Tested, and Know Their Status Img

Routinely Offering HIV Tests to People in Hospitals Helps More People Get Tested, and Know Their Status

A medical care center in New York prompted hospital health care providers to offer HIV tests to patients, which significantly expanded HIV testing and diagnosed many people living with HIV.

Frame PrEP as Part of a 'Healthy Sex Life' for Better Adherence Img
CROI (Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections)

Frame PrEP as Part of a 'Healthy Sex Life' for Better Adherence

Brief, empowering messaging around pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) can lead to better medication adherence, new research has found.

Penis Bacteria Linked to HIV Acquisition Img
CROI (Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections)

Penis Bacteria Linked to HIV Acquisition

Three large clinical trials -- involving thousands of men in Africa -- have shown that male circumcision reduces risk of HIV acquisition.

Antibody Therapies Effective at Preventing HIV From Invading CD4 Cells Img
CROI (Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections)

Antibody Therapies Effective at Preventing HIV From Invading CD4 Cells

Two new monoclonal antibodies demonstrated success in helping people living with HIV suppress their viral loads to undetectable levels.

Research Shows 47% Reduction in STIs Among Gay Men Who Took Doxycycline After Sex Img
CROI (Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections)

Research Shows 47% Reduction in STIs Among Gay Men Who Took Doxycycline After Sex

The antibiotic, when taken within 72 hours of condomless sex, can reduce the risk of bacterial sexually transmitted infections by 47%, new research presented at CROI this week showed.

Antibodies Could Offer a More 'Natural' and Safer HIV Treatment or Prevention Option Img
CROI (Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections)

Antibodies Could Offer a More 'Natural' and Safer HIV Treatment or Prevention Option

At CROI 2017, Richard Kroup, M.D., from NIAID provided an overview of the recent advances in antibody treatments for HIV prevention and treatment.

Turning 'Off' These 3 Genes Would Protect T Cells From HIV Img

Turning 'Off' These 3 Genes Would Protect T Cells From HIV

Researchers have identified human genes that could be the key to a gene therapy-based HIV treatment.

New Research Shows Abnormal Immune Activation Even in Very Early HIV Infection Img

New Research Shows Abnormal Immune Activation Even in Very Early HIV Infection

Even in very early HIV infection -- before fourth generation HIV test assays are able to detect HIV infection -- immune activation and inflammatory processes may already be occurring.

Young Gay Men of Color Find PrEP Acceptable, but Struggle With Adherence Img
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Young Gay Men of Color Find PrEP Acceptable, but Struggle With Adherence

A recent study, published this month in _JAIDS_, gives insight into the challenges of PrEP uptake by young gay men of color.