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Top 10 HIV Clinical Developments of 2015 Img

Top 10 HIV Clinical Developments of 2015

"Who can complain about exciting, newer medications and novel ways to use them to treat HIV and hepatitis C (HCV), or new data that shed light on old issues such as the optimal timing of HIV therapy or the role of HIV in aging?" writes David Wohl, M....

START at the Finish: A Top HIV Clinical Development of 2015 Img

START at the Finish: A Top HIV Clinical Development of 2015

It is fitting to write about the START trial just after the New York City Marathon. Not entirely dissimilar from the hapless Italian runner who ended up on the subway, lost in the outer realms of Brooklyn, this study of when to start HIV antiretrovir...

Real World PrEP: A Top HIV Clinical Development of 2015 Img

Real World PrEP: A Top HIV Clinical Development of 2015

Clinical trials have firmly established the efficacy of tenofovir/emtricitabine (TDF/FTC, Truvada) as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to prevent HIV infection in both men and women. The fixed-dose combination was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Ad...

_King v. Burwell_: U.S. Supreme Court Again Upholds Affordable Care Act: A Top HIV Clinical Development of 2015 Img

King v. Burwell: U.S. Supreme Court Again Upholds Affordable Care Act: A Top HIV Clinical Development of 2015

Although it's not getting much attention lately, even from presidential candidates, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) had a big year in 2015. Foremost, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on King v. Burwell, in which opponents of the law challenged the federal ...

Real-World Antiretroviral Therapy as Prevention: A Top HIV Clinical Development of 2014 Img
Year in Review

Real-World Antiretroviral Therapy as Prevention: A Top HIV Clinical Development of 2014

In a well-designed and rigorously executed clinical trial, people living with HIV who started antiretroviral therapy had a significantly lower risk of transmitting the virus to their partners compared to those assigned to wait to start HIV treatment....

Spreading the Love for PrEP: A Top HIV Clinical Development of 2014 Img
Year in Review

Spreading the Love for PrEP: A Top HIV Clinical Development of 2014

I admit that I was not a PrEP fanboy when it was first pitched. An HIV provider of a certain age, I was brought up on a latex-rich diet of condoms and dental dams. A pill to prevent HIV, in my view, negated the barrier -- tore it down and stamped on ...

Condoms in U.S. Prisons: A Top HIV Clinical Development of 2014 Img
Year in Review

Condoms in U.S. Prisons: A Top HIV Clinical Development of 2014

Some facts:

Condoms have been found to reduce the transmission of sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV, in most every setting in which they have been introduced and studied. Some people in prison and jails have sex. Despite facts 1 and 2...

Another Virus From West Africa Conjures Fear, Stigma and Hysteria: A Top HIV Clinical Development of 2014 Img
Year in Review

Another Virus From West Africa Conjures Fear, Stigma and Hysteria: A Top HIV Clinical Development of 2014

The 2014 outbreak of Ebola in West Africa has claimed thousands of lives and devastated the three hardest-hit countries -- Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. Rapidly spreading and with a high fatality rate, this virus has sowed fear and panic across t...

Top 10 HIV Clinical Developments of 2013 Img

Top 10 HIV Clinical Developments of 2013

A wise person -- well, actually, my 9-year-old son -- pointed out to me the other day that nothing stays the same. Each moment, molecules shift, matter is transformed and time moves forward.

This insight from a young mind was front and center in my ...

Baby Cure Commotion: A Top HIV Clinical Development of 2013 Img

Baby Cure Commotion: A Top HIV Clinical Development of 2013

The "baby cure" has been hyped and is sensational as a news story. But what may have happened to this child is a sensation and has spawned debates on defining infection with HIV, how eradication of the virus can be proved, and the nature of a health ...