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Julia Dettinger, M.P.H.

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.

Raphael Landovitz, M.D., M.Sc., at HIVR4P 2018

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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People Who Use Drugs

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.

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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.

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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.

Allison Glaser, M.D.

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.

Anisha Apte, B.S.

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.

Jodian Pinkney, M.D.

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.

Eric Daar, M.D., and Claudia S. Crowell, M.D., M.P.H.
Children (Ages 0-17)

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.

Melanie Thompson, M.D.

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.