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This Week in HIV Research: HIV Is Not an Obstacle

April 11, 2019: acute syphilis and virologic control; neuropsychological performance after switching off efavirenz; structural LGBTQ stigma and HIV criminalization in U.S. states; lung cancer resection surgery in people with HIV.

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This Week in HIV Research: Fentanyl Smooths the Path for HIV

April 4, 2019: what’s driving the HIV outbreak in northeastern Massachusetts; race-gender HIV disparities among Baltimore sex workers; high PrEP interest, low awareness among southern black women; naltrexone implants for opioid dependence.

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This Week in HIV Research: Additional Nuance on Pregnancy and Antiretrovirals

Switching HIV treatment regimens during the first trimester; drivers of viral breakthrough during pregnancy; HIV’s effect on liver risk after hepatitis C treatment; hepatic steatosis among young people with HIV.

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This Week in HIV Research: Exorcizing Our PrEP Demons

Experts push for normalization of PrEP; U.S. HIV transmission rates across the care continuum; sociodemographic disadvantage and HIV drug resistance; real-world success of integrase inhibitors for treatment-experienced people.

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Tonia Poteat's Career Started With a Piece of Folded Paper

Looking back on Poteat’s professional arc, it can appear as though her path toward a leadership role in HIV care was always clear. But there have been plenty of twists in that path.

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Mutual Admiration Inspires LGBT-Focused HIV Researchers at UNC

These social justice-minded researchers at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill form a close-knit group that strives to counter stigma and discrimination against people of a gender minority, particularly people of color.

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This Week in HIV Research: Prevention and Treatment in the Real World

Impact of intimate partner violence on PrEP attitudes among women; evolution of first-line HIV treatment failure rates; cumulative low-level viremia and virologic failure risk; HIV drug levels in breast milk versus plasma.

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This Week in HIV Research: How Low (an Atripla Dose) Can You Go?

Atripla may be just as effective when taken every other day; poor antiretroviral prescription fill rates after hospitalization; U.S. progress against UNAIDS targets; hepatitis C transmission clustering in France.

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The Only Cases of HIV Cure or Remission

Over the past few years, a tiny – but slowly growing – number of people appeared to have had active, living, reproducing HIV completely eliminated from their bodies.

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This Week in HIV Research: The Clinical Impacts of HIV Stigma

Internalized HIV stigma, depression, and adherence in women; what “internalized HIV stigma” actually means; tenofovir-containing gel and genital herpes prevention; the neurocognitive effects of cerebrospinal HIV escape.