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Mark Mascolini

Mark Mascolini has been writing about HIV and AIDS since the beginning of the epidemic. Peer-reviewed work he coauthored has appeared in JAIDS, Antiviral Therapy and the Journal of the International AIDS Society.

His work appears regularly on TheBodyPRO.com and the websites of the National AIDS Treatment Advocacy Project (NATAP), AVAC and the Center for AIDS, as well as in Reviews in Antiviral Therapy & Infectious Diseases.

Mascolini has published interviews with scores of leading HIV investigators, including Bernard Branson, Myron Cohen, Kevin DeCock, Anthony Fauci, Robert Grant, David Ho, Daniel Kuritzkes, Joep Lange and Mark Wainberg.

Latest by Mark Mascolini

Alcohol and HIV: When to Screen, What to Say, How to Treat Img
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Alcohol and HIV: When to Screen, What to Say, How to Treat

An interview with Jeffrey Samet, M.D., M.A., M.P.H., an international authority on addiction medicine with a special interest in addictions among people with HIV infection.

Big 3 Lung Cancer Risk Factors With HIV: Smoking, Low CD4s, Lung Infection Img
Cancer

Big 3 Lung Cancer Risk Factors With HIV: Smoking, Low CD4s, Lung Infection

Smoking so dominates the lung cancer risk list that other factors struggle for a small slice of the spotlight.

Lung Cancer Risk and Screening With HIV -- and an Intriguing New Treatment Opportunity Img
Cancer

Lung Cancer Risk and Screening With HIV -- and an Intriguing New Treatment Opportunity

Highly regarded for his contributions to cancer research in people with HIV, Keith M. Sigel, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H., has led numerous innovative studies on these conditions and others in people with HIV.

Asymptomatic STIs Frequently Occur Among People With Primary HIV Infection Img
Sexually Transmitted Infections

Asymptomatic STIs Frequently Occur Among People With Primary HIV Infection

Researchers conclude that tri-monthly STI screening including asymptomatic individuals should be considered for people with primary HIV infection, particularly in men who have sex with men who report sexual risk behavior.

Immediate HIV Treatment Has Little Impact on Risk of Future Drug Resistance Img

Immediate HIV Treatment Has Little Impact on Risk of Future Drug Resistance

Starting antiretroviral therapy immediately rather waiting until a person's CD4 count falls below 500 cells/µL has almost no impact on the person's risk of developing antiretroviral resistance over the next seven years, according to recent research....

HIV Independently Tied to Airway Obstruction in Smokers 40 or Older Img
Cardiovascular

HIV Independently Tied to Airway Obstruction in Smokers 40 or Older

HIV infection increased the risk of airway obstruction within a 1,053-person study of cigarette smokers in France, according to findings published online in the journal AIDS.

Marijuana May Quell HIV-Related Neuroinflammation via CD16 Expression Img

Marijuana May Quell HIV-Related Neuroinflammation via CD16 Expression

A small study has found that HIV-positive men who used marijuana had fewer markers for HIV-associated inflammation than HIV-positive men who did not.

HIV Rate in U.S. Falls Between 2011 and 2016, While Prevalence Climbs Img
Men Who Have Sex With Men

HIV Rate in U.S. Falls Between 2011 and 2016, While Prevalence Climbs

HIV incidence fell about 9% overall in a five-year span, the CDC found, but it rose in some groups, including people 25 to 29 years old, Asians, and American Indians.

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Late 2017 HIV Conferences Focus on Antiretrovirals and Comorbidities

2017 may be winding down, but even as the year wanes, we’ve seen significant new HIV research featured in major scientific conferences in the U.S. and Europe. IDWeek, most recently held in San Diego in early October 2017, is an annual infectious disease...

Weight Gain When Switching From Efavirenz to an Integrase Inhibitor Img

Weight Gain When Switching From Efavirenz to an Integrase Inhibitor

Virally suppressed people who swapped an efavirenz regimen for one based on an integrase inhibitor gained significantly more weight over 18 months than those who stayed with efavirenz or switched to a protease inhibitor.