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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.

By Emily Newman for BETA
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.

By Emily Newman for BETA
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.

By Emily Newman for BETA
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.

By Emily Newman for BETA
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.

By Emily Newman for BETA
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.

By Emily Newman for BETA
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.

By Emily Newman for BETA
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.

By Emily Newman for BETA
No Decrease in HIV Infections Among Gay Men per CDC Data; More PrEP Coverage Needed Img
Men Who Have Sex With Men

No Decrease in HIV Infections Among Gay Men per CDC Data; More PrEP Coverage Needed

Among men who have sex with men, the number of new HIV infections has remained surprisingly stable, according to CDC's annual HIV Surveillance Report.

By Emily Newman for BETA
How Close Are We to a Cure for HIV? A Q&A With HIV Cure Scientific Superstars Img

How Close Are We to a Cure for HIV? A Q&A With HIV Cure Scientific Superstars

Lead researchers who are part of the amfAR Institute for HIV Cure Research at UCSF tackled HIV cure questions at a forum on World AIDS Day this year.

By Emily Newman for BETA