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CROI 2016: A Good Year for Metabolics (Video) Img

CROI 2016: A Good Year for Metabolics (Video)

Recent research comes from a switch study for tenofovir alafenamide (TAF), a new version of tenofovir, which showed a 2% improvement in bone density for those taking the new form of the drug.

Despite Advances in Hepatitis C Treatment, More Research Needed (Video) Img

Despite Advances in Hepatitis C Treatment, More Research Needed (Video)

Liz Highleyman, editor-in-chief of HIVandHepatitis.com, spoke with Jürgen Rockstroh, M.D., Kenneth Sherman, M.D., Ph.D., and Dost Sarpel, M.D., about the latest research on the treatment of hepatitis B and C.

Serious Kidney Problems Are Rare With PrEP, but Increase With Older Age and Better Adherence Img

Serious Kidney Problems Are Rare With PrEP, but Increase With Older Age and Better Adherence

Three studies offer reassuring news that adverse kidney changes that accompany Truvada use for PrEP are rarely serious and universally reverse after stopping the medication, but also that older people and those with the best adherence might need to b...

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.