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Conference Coverage

Gilead Announced It Will Donate 2.4 Million Bottles of Truvada for PrEP. Here's How It Will Work.

Gilead Sciences is working with the federal government to roll out its pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) donation program. Here, we detail what we know so far about how this will be implemented.

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Conference Coverage

Getting Hepatitis C Treatment to People in Jails Isn’t Easy. Here Are Some Recommendations.

People in jail, who are often in the system for less time than those in prison, often receive little to no hepatitis C screening or treatment. One provider works to change this in Massachusetts.

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Conference Coverage

One Class of HIV Drugs Is Associated With Weight Gain. What's the Latest?

The question of whether INSTIs cause weight gain continues to be debated. This story draws together some research on which drugs are associated with weight gain or other metabolic changes.

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Conference Coverage

The HIV Workforce Is in Trouble. Here Are Three Solutions to Address the Shortage of Providers.

If everyone living with HIV gets into care, do we have enough providers to support them? HIV doctors are proposing policy changes to address the workforce shortage.

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Research

Test-and-Treat for Hepatitis C: What Are the Obstacles?

A series of studies aim to determine whether test-and-treat strategies can be implemented for people with hepatitis C, much like programs for people living with HIV.

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News

FDA Approves Descovy for PrEP, but Only for Cisgender Men and Transgender Women

The FDA approved the fixed-dose combination of emtricitabine and tenofovir alafenamide for PrEP, but advocates hope to see more research on the HIV prevention drug's efficacy for receptive vaginal sex for cisgender women and transgender men.

Doctors from HIVMA and IDSA on Capitol Hill
Conference Coverage

Doctors Meet With Congressional Staff to Push for 'Ending the HIV Epidemic' Budget

At IDWeek in Washington, D.C., leading infectious disease doctors and researchers met with U.S. Congress leadership to discuss HIV prevention, treatment, and care policy.

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Conference Coverage

IDWeek 2019: What to Expect at This Year's Conference

We're covering the latest news and research from this major interdisciplinary meeting on infectious diseases, which takes place in Washington, D.C., from Oct. 2 to Oct. 6.

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News

Strong Peer Networks in Prison Boost Overall Health, Study Finds

But other research links prisons themselves to mental health challenges and infectious disease outbreaks.

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News

'No Single Gay Gene': Major Study Unpacks the Complex Genetic Underpinnings of Same-Sex Behavior

"Genetics is less than half the story for sexual behavior, but it's still a contributing factor."