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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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This Week in HIV Research: Playing Catchup on the Aging Front

March 12, 2020: The impact of age on viral suppression and immunologic recovery; chronic obstructive pulmonary disease risk among older PLWHIV; sex-based differences in older men vs. women; effect of aging on drug-drug interactions.

By Barbara Jungwirth and 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
'Drug Users Are People Too': Addressing Opioid Addiction, Chemsex, Alcoholism, and Smoking Among People Living With HIV Img

'Drug Users Are People Too': Addressing Opioid Addiction, Chemsex, Alcoholism, and Smoking Among People Living With HIV

A CROI 2019 symposium demonstrated the need for continued research and programs that address substance use and its impact on people living with HIV.

By Sony Salzman
People With HIV Have Substantially Higher Risk of Sudden Cardiac Death at Low CD4 Counts or Detectable Viral Load Img

People With HIV Have Substantially Higher Risk of Sudden Cardiac Death at Low CD4 Counts or Detectable Viral Load

New research involving veterans highlights the need to monitor HIV-positive patients for cardiovascular risk.

By Sony Salzman
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Drug Use May Be Increasing Syphilis Rates Among HIV-Positive Cisgender Women, Studies Show

The global increase in sexually transmitted infections was a major focus of the CROI 2019 meeting in Seattle, Washington.

By Kenyon Farrow
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CROI 2019: What News to Expect in HIV Science and Policy

TheBodyPro is covering all the latest in HIV science at the biggest annual gathering of HIV researchers in the U.S. Here's a preview of what's to come.

By Sony Salzman
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Reducing Risk of Myocardial Infarction in HIV-Positive People

This year at CROI 2018 a few studies tried to explore possible mechanisms for the association of increased myocardial infarction risk and abacavir use.

By Satyajit Das for HIV i-Base
HIV/HCV Coinfection: New Data Has Implications for Treatment-as-Prevention Efforts Img

HIV/HCV Coinfection: New Data Has Implications for Treatment-as-Prevention Efforts

Researchers at this year's Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) presented their findings on the ongoing challenges of treating hepatitis C infection among people with HIV.

By Sony Salzman