May 16, 2019: The dwindling value of baseline genotype testing; severe insomnia and cardiovascular disease; cardiovascular risk stratified by sex among people over 50; the persistence of racial disparities among women diagnosed with HIV.
When people living with HIV are admitted to a hospital, they may not be able to bring their medications with them, and could be prescribed new medication by a doctor who doesn't understand their complete medical history.
Two models, one from Washington State and another from Los Angeles County, can be duplicated elsewhere to get people into care, experts say.
May 2, 2019: patient-centered care model improves viral suppression; subpar immune responses when baseline CD4 tops 500; when CD4 plummets despite viral suppression; vaccination, immunoglobulin, and hepatitis A exposure.
A new CDC study suggests that many urgent care centers in the U.S. still need to be made aware of pre-exposure prophylaxis and how to provide it.
"Providing HCV treatment alone while neglecting to concurrently address the social determinants of health will do little to improve the health outcomes of the majority of individuals with chronic HCV," the study authors wrote.
This will likely become the landmark study about the overall rate of neuropsychiatric side effects with this class of medicines over the next several years.
April 11, 2019: acute syphilis and virologic control; neuropsychological performance after switching off efavirenz; structural LGBTQ stigma and HIV criminalization in U.S. states; lung cancer resection surgery in people with HIV.
More awareness of human papillomavirus is needed for gay/bisexual men and transgender women of color -- and their health care providers, research suggests.
However, a number of leading clinicians argue that the results should not deter care providers from prescribing PrEP for patients who are most at risk for HIV.