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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.

Dolutegravir More Effective Than Efavirenz at Achieving Viral Suppression During Late-Term Pregnancy, New Study Shows Img
Conference Coverage

Dolutegravir More Effective Than Efavirenz at Achieving Viral Suppression During Late-Term Pregnancy, New Study Shows

Unlike some previous studies that focused on early pregnancy, this study showed no associated congenital disabilities with either drug.

Hepatitis C Treatment Slashes Risk of Cancer and Improves Life Expectancy, Study Finds Img
Hepatitis C

Hepatitis C Treatment Slashes Risk of Cancer and Improves Life Expectancy, Study Finds

Prior studies have indicated that hepatitis C direct-acting antivirals reduce the risk of hepatocellular carcinoma, but this is the first large prospective study to compare outcomes among treated and untreated patients.

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Research

CROI 2019: What News to Expect in HIV Science and Policy

TheBodyPro is covering all the latest in HIV science at the biggest annual gathering of HIV researchers in the U.S. Here's a preview of what's to come.

Ketogenic Diet poster at ANAC 2018
Older Adults (Ages 50+)

Ketogenic Diet May Hold Promise for Older People With HIV

New scientific evidence suggests that the celebrity-backed diet may have significant cognitive benefits for older people living with HIV.

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Incarcerated People

Telehealth May Improve HIV Viral Suppression for People in Prison

A presentation at the recent conference of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (ANAC 2018) looked at the use of video consultations and remote diagnostics in prisons to deliver high-quality health care.

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African-Americans

Preventing HIV Among Young, Black Teens With Mental Illness

Bridgette Brawner, Ph.D., APRN, was recently honored for her research on heterosexually active black teens with mental illness -- a group that's under-represented in HIV prevention campaigns.