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Should There Be More Frequent STI Screening for People on PrEP? Img

Should There Be More Frequent STI Screening for People on PrEP?

"Current CDC guidelines may miss a significant number of asymptomatic STIs among PrEP users," researchers concluded, suggesting that STI screening may be warranted at each three-monthly visit.

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How PrEP Changes Kidney Function

Research presented at CROI 2016 shows that Truvada PrEP is safe for most people, but impaired kidney function -- usually mild or moderate -- may occur in a small proportion of people on PrEP, especially if they have other risk factors.

Cardiovascular Risk Tools for HIV Go Head-to-Head in Large U.S. Study Img

Cardiovascular Risk Tools for HIV Go Head-to-Head in Large U.S. Study

A cardiovascular risk-scoring system known as ASCVD appears to be a better predictor of myocardial infarction (MI) among people with HIV than other risk scores, including Framingham and D:A:D, according to new research.

Bacteria in Our Gut Affects HIV -- Is There a Solution? Img

Bacteria in Our Gut Affects HIV -- Is There a Solution?

While the total number of gut bacteria doesn't differ between HIV-negative and HIV-positive people, the composition of the microorganisms changes with HIV infection, according to research presented at CROI 2016.

HIV and TB Link the Bronx and Tugela Ferry in a Story of Human Rights and Social Justice Img

HIV and TB Link the Bronx and Tugela Ferry in a Story of Human Rights and Social Justice

With buildings leveled by arson and systematic neglect, its population crammed into debilitated and overcrowded housing without access to basic public safety and public health services, the inescapable poverty of the Bronx provided fertile ground for...

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

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...

Could the HIV Treatment-as-Prevention Model Work for Hepatitis C? Img

Could the HIV Treatment-as-Prevention Model Work for Hepatitis C?

HIV treatment as prevention has become a well-known and powerful tool in the global HIV response. In this interview, Mark Sulkowski, M.D., discusses whether a similar approach could be used in the prevention of hepatitis C.

No Difference in Neuropsychological Test Results Between Early and Delayed Treatment in START Substudy Img

No Difference in Neuropsychological Test Results Between Early and Delayed Treatment in START Substudy

Neuropsychological test results were similar for those who started antiretroviral therapy immediately and those who waited before starting, according to a substudy in the START study.

Immediate Antiretroviral Therapy in START Study Linked to Greater Bone Loss Over Three Years Img

Immediate Antiretroviral Therapy in START Study Linked to Greater Bone Loss Over Three Years

People randomized to begin antiretroviral therapy (ART) immediately in the international START trial had steeper declines in bone mineral density (BMD) than people randomised to delayed therapy.

Tenofovir Alafenamide (TAF) in People With Kidney Dysfunction Img

Tenofovir Alafenamide (TAF) in People With Kidney Dysfunction

In general, tenofovir alafenamide (TAF) is safe, with improvements in bone and kidney health over tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF). However, those with severe kidney disease may not see improvements in kidney health, according to a recent study....