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The Opioid Epidemic Is Fueling HIV Cluster Outbreaks -- Here's How the CDC is Responding Img
People Who Use Drugs

The Opioid Epidemic Is Fueling HIV Cluster Outbreaks -- Here's How the CDC is Responding

Epidemiologists are using a combination of molecular surveillance and tuberculosis-style contact tracing in hopes of helping local health departments curb HIV transmissions.

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Incarcerated People

Researchers Crave More Data on HIV Care Continuum Programs for Recently Incarcerated People

Sixteen years after the success of Project START for HIV risk reduction, we still don't know what works best for helping people with HIV stay in care after prison.

Results of CDC-Funded Local Projects for MSM and Transgender People Unveiled at Prevention Conference Img
Men Who Have Sex With Men

Results of CDC-Funded Local Projects for MSM and Transgender People Unveiled at Prevention Conference

Project PrIDE demonstration studies in New York and Houston show that properly funded and well-designed outreach programs can impact a city's ability to provide better HIV services for underserved populations.

Native Americans Have HIV Treatment Adherence Rates on Par With Other Groups Img

Native Americans Have HIV Treatment Adherence Rates on Par With Other Groups

Despite rising HIV rates and structural barriers to accessing care, American Indians and Alaska Natives do not have worse clinical outcomes when they're in care.

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Many Providers Are Biased Against Prescribing PrEP to People Who Inject Drugs

Health care providers often believe stereotypes that PWID are irresponsible and won't adhere to PrEP, according to data presented at the 2019 National HIV Prevention Conference.

The Next Frontier of U=U Science Img
News

The Next Frontier of U=U Science

Undetectable equals untransmittable (U=U) has improved HIV prevention and tackled stigma, but there are still a few questions to answer.

Chemsex Doesn't Impact PrEP Adherence, New Study Finds Img
People Who Use Drugs

Chemsex Doesn't Impact PrEP Adherence, New Study Finds

Although people living with HIV who "party and play" appear more likely to struggle with treatment adherence, new research suggests that concern does not apply to PrEP.

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African-Americans

Advances in HIV Science Must Not Leave Needs of People Behind, Experts Urge

As the 2019 National HIV Prevention Conference kicked off on March 18, plenary speakers discussed not only recent biomedical advances, but also what is truly needed in heavily affected U.S. communities to end the epidemic.

'Drug Users Are People Too': Addressing Opioid Addiction, Chemsex, Alcoholism, and Smoking Among People Living With HIV Img
People Who Use Drugs

'Drug Users Are People Too': Addressing Opioid Addiction, Chemsex, Alcoholism, and Smoking Among People Living With HIV

A CROI 2019 symposium demonstrated the need for continued research and programs that address substance use and its impact on people living with HIV.

People With HIV Have Substantially Higher Risk of Sudden Cardiac Death at Low CD4 Counts or Detectable Viral Load Img
Cardiovascular

People With HIV Have Substantially Higher Risk of Sudden Cardiac Death at Low CD4 Counts or Detectable Viral Load

New research involving veterans highlights the need to monitor HIV-positive patients for cardiovascular risk.