Latest by Myles Helfand

This Week in HIV Research: Stroke Risk in Less-Studied Populations

Stroke risk among underrepresented populations; the realism of UNAIDS 90-90-90 goals; HIV persistence and inflammation amidst long-term suppression; HDL cholesterol as a predictor of immune recovery.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand

This Week in HIV Research: An Outbreak in West Virginia

How West Virginia is responding; a text-message based continuum-of-care intervention; PrEP and risk compensation; a link between inflammation, frailty, and cytomegalovirus infection.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand

This Week in HIV Research: Why It's Good to Integrate Primary Care With HIV Care

Primary care + HIV care = improved health care engagement; the efficacy of different HIV testing and treatment interventions; abdominal fat and hypertension rates; the ethics of HIV phylogenetics.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand

This Week in HIV Research: Can Police Worsen HIV Outbreaks?

Whether a local HIV outbreak in Tijuana, Mexico, may be related to police activity; PrEP and stigma in hookup apps; HIV, aging, and the immune system; cannabis as a systemic anti-inflammatory.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand

This Week in HIV Research: Our High Tally of Glucose Disorders

Long-term glucose disorders; anal vs. cervical HPV; PrEP adherence among U.S. veterans; economic incentives to spur HIV testing.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand

This Week in HIV Research: HIV Antiretrovirals vs. HPV

The effect of HIV treatment on HPV risk; bone mineral density declines in women vs. men; how hep C cure affects kidney function; when it comes to non-daily PrEP, location matters.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand

This Week in HIV Research: The Perils of Polypharmacy

The risks of multiple non-HIV medication prescriptions; PrEP use and sexually transmitted infection incidence; how vaginal bacteria relate to HIV seroconversion; the effect of early treatment on HIV in the brain.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand

This Week in HIV Research: When Prioritizing Treatment, Look Beyond CD4

Gauging treatment priority when CD4 count is high; the effect of hepatitis C coinfection on response to HIV treatment; HIV, aging and comorbidity in Africa; PrEP and drug-resistant gonorrhea.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand

This Week in HIV Research: This Is Your Brain on (HIV) Drugs

NeuroAIDS while on efavirenz vs. common NRTIs; HIV and the smoking cessation aid varenicline; PrEP adherence after positive partners start treatment; and Ugandans underreporting their antiretroviral use.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand

This Week in HIV Research: Where's the PrEP?

This week: PrEP remains deeply underprescribed in North Carolina; and recent studies explore the effects of inflammation, age, and serum albumin on serious non-AIDS event risk.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand