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Latest by Myles Helfand

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This Week in HIV Research: Butt Wait, There's More

HIV in plasma vs. rectal mucosa; engagement in care while on PrEP; depression and outcomes among women with HIV; dolutegravir resistance in the wake of monotherapy.

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This Week in HIV Research: Erectile Dysfunction in the Modern Age

Reductions in erectile function among men who have sex with men; Australia, San Francisco, and 90-90-90 “fast track” targets; hepatitis C infection and HIV risk; safety of the live herpes zoster vaccine.

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Cardiovascular

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.

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Men Who Have Sex With Men

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.

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News Analysis

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.

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Mexico

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.

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Metabolic

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.

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Women

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.

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Sexually Transmitted Infections

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.

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Sexually Transmitted Infections

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.