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Investigating Where Patients Go When They Leave HIV Care Img
News

Investigating Where Patients Go When They Leave HIV Care

Canadian researchers sought to find out where patients who dropped out of HIV care went to receive their non-HIV care, as these could potentially be places where they may be helped to re-enter HIV care.

New York City Finds Gaps in the HIV Cascade of Care Linked to Reduced Survival Img

New York City Finds Gaps in the HIV Cascade of Care Linked to Reduced Survival

Sixty percent of HIV-positive people in New York City who died between 2007 and 2013 had not been virally suppressed through treatment.

British Columbia Study Finds HIV Testing and Treatment Programs Save Money Img
News

British Columbia Study Finds HIV Testing and Treatment Programs Save Money

Researchers found that, although HIV testing and treatment cost money, over the long term their impact on health resulted in savings because fewer people became infected with HIV.

U.S. Simulation Explores the Intersection of PrEP and Some Sexually Transmitted Infections Img
Sexually Transmitted Infections

U.S. Simulation Explores the Intersection of PrEP and Some Sexually Transmitted Infections

To gain a better understanding of the long-term effects of STI risk among PrEP users, researchers have developed a sophisticated computer simulation that can model changes in sexual behavior, PrEP adherence, STI screening and treatment and the impact...

Frailty, Nerve Injury and Falls in Middle-Aged and Older HIV-Positive People Img
Older Adults (Ages 50+)

Frailty, Nerve Injury and Falls in Middle-Aged and Older HIV-Positive People

In a study of more than 900 middle-aged and older HIV-positive people, researchers found nearly 40% of participants were becoming physically weaker and were labelled as "pre-frail."

Ontario Researchers Find Heart Attacks Occur Earlier in People With HIV Img
Cardiovascular

Ontario Researchers Find Heart Attacks Occur Earlier in People With HIV

Researchers found that, on average, HIV-positive people tended to have a heart attack about 15 years before HIV-negative people. However, survival rates in both populations were similar once people were hospitalized.

Quebec Study Is Reassuring About the Safety of HIV Treatment During Pregnancy Img

Quebec Study Is Reassuring About the Safety of HIV Treatment During Pregnancy

A Canadian study has raised a troubling finding: Perhaps HIV infection itself may be linked, at least in part, to an increased risk for birth defects and the use of antiretroviral therpay seems to reduce this risk.

British Columbia Researchers Study HIV Treatment Interruptions and Their Consequences Img

British Columbia Researchers Study HIV Treatment Interruptions and Their Consequences

Researchers found that nearly 40% of study participants interrupted their first regimen at least once and about 50% of treatment interruptions occurred about a year after antiretroviral therapy had been initiated.

Isentress HD in Clinical Trials Img

Isentress HD in Clinical Trials

Analyzing the data after one year, researchers found that the new formulation of raltegravir (Isentress HD) was roughly equivalent in effectiveness and safety to the older formulation.

Know Your Drugs and Classes of HCV Treatment Img
Hepatitis C

Know Your Drugs and Classes of HCV Treatment

There are several emerging treatments for hepatitis C virus. Here is a brief guide to some drugs and the classes to which they belong.