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Melanie Thompson, M.D.
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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.

The DMV Balenciaga House Meeting
Hepatitis C

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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CROI (Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections)

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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Hepatitis C

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.

Lobby of the Sheraton Boston Hotel adjoining the Hynes Convention Center
CROI (Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections)

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...

CROI sign and podium
CROI (Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections)

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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ANAC (Association of Nurses in AIDS Care) Conference

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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Women

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.

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ANAC (Association of Nurses in AIDS Care) Conference

All Nurses Are Mental Health Nurses

For HIV nurses, care often includes working with patients with mental illness and substance abuse issues.

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ANAC (Association of Nurses in AIDS Care) Conference

What Do Transgender Women Want? Lessons Learned by Listening

Though deeply impacted by the virus, HIV may not be the first concern for transgender women.