Latest by Sony Salzman

Jamaican Study of Serodiscordant Couples Highlights Challenges of PrEP Awareness

A poster presented at the annual IDWeek conference in San Francisco illustrated the lag between the World Health Organization's recommendations and PrEP uptake in an urban setting in Jamaica.

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Neurological Conditions More Likely Among Children Exposed to Efavirenz in Utero

Efavirenz (Sustiva, Stocrin) use was associated with a 60% increased risk of neurological conditions in children, according to data presented at IDWeek 2018 in San Francisco.

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What's Hot in HIV Clinical Science

Melanie Thompson, M.D., provided a round up of this year's successes failures in HIV clinical research at IDWeek 2018 in San Francisco.

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With Only 15% of Diagnosed HCV Patients Receiving Treatment, the Non-Profit I-MAK Hopes to Shift the National Conversation on Drug Pricing

The Initiative for Medicines, Access and Knowledge, Inc. (I-MAK) argues that the high price of hepatitis C cure medicines places them out of reach for most people.

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Research Is Still Exploring Best Treatment Strategies for Pregnant and Breastfeeding Women, Interactions With Contraceptives

Several new studies presented at the annual Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) underscore the complex ways that HIV risk and treatment adherence manifest among women of childbearing age.

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HIV/HCV Coinfection: New Data Has Implications for Treatment-as-Prevention Efforts

Researchers at this year's Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) presented their findings on the ongoing challenges of treating hepatitis C infection among people with HIV.

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Injection Drug Use Among People Living With HIV: A Missed Opportunity to Save Lives

Panelists at CROI 2018 painted a bleak picture of the scale of the country's addiction crisis, noting that the never-before-seen dynamics of the current drug epidemic require creative approaches to HIV treatment and prevention among people who inject...

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New Study Shows Women's HIV Risk Triples During Pregnancy, Quadruples Postpartum

Study highlights the need for PrEP and other HIV prevention strategies for pregnant women and new mothers in high-prevalence settings.

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One Doc's Advice for Caring for Elderly Patients With HIV

Kristine Erlandson, M.D., an assistant professor of medicine with the University of Colorado, discusses significant issues related to caring for elderly HIV-positive patients.

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Exploring Barriers for Women in HIV Clinical Research With REPRIEVE

Clinical trials have a long history of few, if any, women being recruited or enrolled. But an important U.S. study on HIV and heart disease is addressing the barriers that keep women out of research studies.

By Sony Salzman