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Body Mass Index Among People With HIV Is Rising Much Faster Than in the General Population

People living with HIV in the U.S. are experiencing increases in body mass index at a rate three times greater than that of the general U.S. population, according to new research presented at AIDS 2020.

By Myles Helfand
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HIV Care and Coronavirus (COVID-19): The Latest Info and Guidance

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.

By Myles Helfand and Sony Salzman
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Recent Initiation of Testosterone Therapy Linked to Greater Atherosclerosis Progression in MSM With HIV

New findings contribute to the indication that people with HIV taking testosterone therapy should be counseled on the cardiovascular risks.

By Myles Helfand
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A PrEP Pricing Pickle: Descovy Will Need a Drastic Discount to Be Worthwhile, Study Finds

With Truvada going generic soon in the U.S., public health officials will need to make some decisions to make access to both drugs sustainable.

By Myles Helfand
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Addiction Science: What Policy Makers Need to Know

Addiction needs to be addressed by prevention and treatment, but policy makers need skin in the game too.

By Barbara Jungwirth
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Patients With HIV Should Think About How Many Pills They Take a Day

Taking more than five medications could be a problem. And many people with HIV are at risk of being on medication overload.

By Mathew Rodriguez
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When It Comes to HIV and Fatigue, Nurses Have a Role in Breaking the Cycle

While there is not yet an app for helping patients to manage their fatigue, nurses can help patients get out of the house by finding a physical activity they enjoy.

By Sony Salzman
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Addressing Trauma Is an Essential Component of Hospital Care for People With HIV

Trauma-informed care should be implemented in all care settings, a study presented at the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care conference finds.

By Mathew Rodriguez
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Raltegravir Not Linked to Birth Defects, Study Shows

Amidst uncertainty regarding the safety of some integrase inhibitors during pregnancy, a study shows that an older integrase inhibitor may be a good option for those with HIV who intend to give birth.

By Kenyon Farrow
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Getting Hepatitis C Treatment to People in Jails Isn’t Easy. Here Are Some Recommendations.

People in jail, who are often in the system for less time than those in prison, often receive little to no hepatitis C screening or treatment. One provider works to change this in Massachusetts.

By Sony Salzman