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Latest by Lisa Hirschhorn, M.D., M.P.H.

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Tenofovir for HIV Prevention: Early Results From PrEP Study Promising, but Inconclusive

While antiretrovirals have been increasingly used for post-exposure prophylaxis in recent years, data on the safety and efficacy of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) has been eagerly awaited, as researchers and advocates alike try to gauge its potent...

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Encouraging 1- to 3-Year Outcomes for HIV-Infected Liver and Kidney Transplant Recipients

As mortality due to HIV/AIDS has declined with the development of effective treatment, there has been increasing focus on other causes of mortality among people living with HIV/AIDS, including renal and liver failure. Efforts have been underway to in...

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Cervical and Anal Dysplasia in Women, Not Gone and Not Forgotten

Infection with human papillomavirus (HPV) is a significant cause of cervical dysplasia, anal dysplasia and cancer globally. The largest burden is seen in resource-limited settings, mostly due to the limited availability of screening and treatment opt...

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Gender and Age Differences in HIV Care and Treatment? Two Studies Note Few Differences

Gender-associated differences with regard to access and utilization of selected aspects of HIV care and treatment have been the focus of study since early in the epidemic. While many of these differences have decreased over time as access to quality ...

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Treating Depression Increases Likelihood of HAART Use

Since the early years of the AIDS epidemic, depression has been associated with poorer outcomes in people living with HIV (PLWH). In the pre-HAART era, PLWH with depression experienced a more rapid decline in their CD4+ cell count,1 while in the HAAR...

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Little Known About Timing of Menopause in Women With HIV

As the life expectancy of people living with HIV increases due to more effective care and treatment, there is an increasing focus on the presentation and management of conditions associated with aging. For all older women, menopause presents a physio...

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Risk Factors Associated With Delayed Entry to Care

It is estimated that up to two thirds of people living with HIV in the United States are unaware of their diagnosis, or are aware of their status but are not receiving care. These individuals with delayed entry into care are at risk of developing HIV...