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Hepatitis C (HCV) Initial Treatment Recommendations: A Closer Look at the Options

Although several HCV drugs can cure almost all infections regardless of viral genotype, picking the right drug will depend on each patient's medical history, level of liver damage, and coinfections.

Christoph D. Spinner
Conference Coverage

DISCOVER PrEP Trial Finds F/TAF Has Superior Load Time and Tail Compared to F/TDF

But given cost concerns, advocates question whether the benefits are enough to warrant dumping F/TDF as the go-to PrEP option.

Ivana Beesham
Conference Coverage

Experts Flummoxed By Conflicting New Data on STIs, HIV, and Long-Term Contraception in Sub-Saharan Africa

ECHO trial results and follow-up studies find unexpectedly low rates of some STIs among users of certain long-term hormonal contraceptives. They also find high HIV rates (unrelated to the contraceptives) that suggest considerable value for PrEP integration.

Fernanda Fernandes Fonseca and Meg Doherty at an IAS 2019 press conference
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World Health Organization Updates Guidance on Dolutegravir After Reassuring Data Regarding Safety in Early Pregnancy

New study results leave many experts feeling they went too far in their concerns over birth defect risks associated with the drug.

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Large Scale HIV Vaccine Trial Announced, But PrEP May Challenge Enrollment

Will potential study participants choose a vaccine trial over getting access to PrEP?

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Conference Coverage

IAS 2019: What to Expect in HIV Science

Six thousand HIV researchers and experts are expected to make their way to Mexico City for the 10th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Science, which will feature more than 1,000 abstracts highlighting the latest findings in HIV treatment, prevention, and public health policy.

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American College of Physicians Releases Comprehensive Transgender Care Guide

"The biggest barrier to care for transgender people is a lack of knowledgeable providers," said lead author Joshua D. Safer, M.D., with Mount Sinai Medical System.

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Can Self-Swabs Make HIV Exposure and Risk Reporting More Accurate?

Could home-based self-swabs and mobile technology be helpful tools in the future of HIV prevention?

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Hormonal Contraception Does Not Increase HIV Risk, Study Finds

No meaningful difference was found in either injectable or implant birth control when compared to an IUD.

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HIV Advocacy Group Spars With Express Scripts Over HIV Drug Formulary Changes

Starting July 1, some HIV meds that are widely used will be excluded from their list.