Latest by Sony Salzman

Why HIV Care Providers Should Discuss Marijuana Use With Their Patients

What are the benefits and risks of marijuana use for people living with HIV? The answer is complicated, and explains why clinician-patient communication on the issue is increasingly important.

By Sony Salzman

What's Really Behind the Recent Decline in U.S. Hepatitis C Prevalence?

On the surface, a 1.1 million drop in the prevalence of hepatitis C in the U.S. would seem to signal a major victory for the advances made in hepatitis C treatment this decade. But the reality is considerably more complex.

By Sony Salzman

How Does the Microbiome Impact HIV Risk and Treatment?

The vaginal, anal, and gut microbiome regions are now the focus of intense HIV-related research, with potentially wide-ranging implications stretching from prevention to patient care.

By Sony Salzman

PrEP Is Safe for Pregnant Women Who Want the HIV Prevention Drug, a New Study Finds

Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is safe for pregnant women to use, according to new research presented at the HIV Research for Prevention (HIVR4P2018) conference in Madrid, Spain.

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Longevity of Long-Acting PrEP May Vary Between Men and Women

New data highlights the importance of studying differences in the way a person's sex can affect their metabolization of the experimental drug cabotegravir.

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Message on Opioids From HIV Docs to Colleagues Is Clear: Get Training, Prescribe Buprenorphine, Save Lives

Although IDWeek is over, many conference presenters sought to impart one lasting message to their colleagues: Start treating your patients with opioid use disorder and get political about it.

By Sony Salzman

What Is the State of the Art in HIV Treatment and Prevention?

With several new regimens nearing late-stage trials, a new generation of HIV antiretrovirals may soon be entering the marketplace.

By Sony Salzman

Lessons for Infectious Disease Doctors: Treating HIV, Pain, and Mental Illness

A staggering 60% of patients with HIV experience chronic pain compared with only 11% of the general population, according to Robert Bruce, M.D., M.A., M.Sc., who presented the latest research on pain and HIV at IDWeek 2018.

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New York City's Hotline for HIV Exposure a Success, Study Finds

A dial-in hotline program in New York City has helped qualified patients access post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) at their local pharmacies, raising the possibility that remote screening methods could be an important way to bolster PEP use.

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New Study From Georgia Sheds Light on Kaposi Sarcoma in Women With HIV

The skin cancer Kaposi Sarcoma (KS) is an HIV-related condition that primarily affects men, but a new cases series presented at IDWeek 2018 in San Francisco highlights the importance of studying women with KS.

By Sony Salzman