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In New York City, the number of people taking PrEP has skyrocketed in recent years -- yet prescriptions are more likely to be written for affluent white men than others, research finds.
Several PrEP studies presented at IDWeek focused on the need for better education among clinicians and medical students regarding not only how PrEP works and whom it can benefit but also that it even exists as an HIV prevention option.
OraQuick use is being scaled up across the globe -- but, as with any new technology, some experts are worried about possible implications of a rollout in Africa, Asia and other less-wealthy regions where HIV is a major public health crisis.
In response to Hurricane Harvey, the federal government's AIDS working group has released an updated how-to manual designed for nurses, doctors and community health workers treating displaced people with HIV.
Data from New York City's partner services program indicate that men who have sex with men (MSM) who test positive with an in-home testing kit are likely to seek confirmatory testing right away.
A combination of glecaprevir and pibrentasvir (Mavyret), has been approved for hepatitis C treatment, for any genotype, with a treatment duration of only eight weeks -- four weeks less than most other current regimens.
Dapivirine does not appear to be affected by a woman's vaginal microbiome composition when administered as a vaginal gel or film.
Hepatitis C (HCV) is one of the more common chronic viral infections in the U.S., thought to affect nearly four million Americans. Here we review how HCV is transmitted and who should be tested.
Swaziland has dramatically reduced the number of new HIV infections while simultaneously getting a substantial portion of the HIV-positive population on treatment.
Scientists Hone in on the Best Way to Expose HIV Hidden in the Viral Reservoir, a Crucial Step Toward an Eventual Cure
Researchers at the University of North Carolina identified a better dosing strategy for a drug that exposes HIV hiding inside the body's viral reservoir, according to a new study.