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This Week in HIV Research: The Frustrating Relativity of Efficacy

March 26, 2020: Lopinavir/ritonavir falls short against COVID-19; impact of PrEP scale-up on HIV diagnoses; long-term cost-effectiveness of various HIV interventions; disparities in virologic suppression among young people.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): What the HHS and CDC Are Recommending to HIV/AIDS Clinicians

Multiple U.S. health agencies have released HIV-specific information, and research on HIV and the novel coronavirus is trickling in. Here's what health care providers need to know.

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Here’s How HIV Service Agencies Nationwide Are Adapting to the Coronavirus Crisis

Replacing group meetings and public outreach with telehealth consults, Zoom meet-ups, and food/med curbside deliveries are all part of the solutions.

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This Week in HIV Research: One Step at a Time

June 13, 2019: Integrated stepped alcohol treatment in HIV clinics; cytokines, inflammation, and heart risk; impact of CCR5 gene editing on lifespan; the costs of "test and treat" for hepatitis C.

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This Week in HIV Research: Self-Testing Passes a Big Test

HIV self-testing vs. professional HIV testing; the most effective influenza vaccine strategies for people with HIV; how age can affect flu vaccine efficacy; early HIV treatment and CD4:CD8 ratio normalization.

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Do HIV-Positive People Have Worse Flu Symptoms, or Do Physicians Just Think They Do?

Flu season can bring anxiety for people living with HIV and their health care providers. But do HIV-positive people have more severe symptoms of flu than people who are not living with HIV? In this interview, Christina Schofield, M.D., shares her stu...

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Basic Questions and Answers About HIV/AIDS and the Flu

HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) is the virus that causes AIDS (acquired immune deficiency syndrome). HIV kills or damages cells in the body's immune system, gradually destroying the body's ability to fight infection and certain cancers. CDC estima...

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Does Timing of Flu Vaccination Affect Immunity for HIV-Positive Patients?

More HIV-positive patients who were vaccinated against influenza early in the season got the flu compared to those vaccinated after mid-November, according to a study at IDWeek 2014, raising questions about whether timing of vaccination matters.

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5 ID/HIV Things to Be Grateful for This Holiday Season

I was speaking with a British colleague the other day, and she was remarking how jealous she was that we get a Thanksgiving holiday each year. Starting with a long whine (or moan, as they would say) about the pressures, commercialization, cost, and r...

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Research Supports High-Dose Flu Vaccine for People With HIV

Fluzone High-Dose, approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2009 for immunizing people 65 and older against the flu, is also effective in building a higher immune response among people with HIV, according to a U.S. study.