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Top 10 HIV Clinical Developments of 2019

Will a given development in HIV make a difference in the clinic? Will it change practice? Is this something I should know if I take care of people living with HIV? The answer to each of these must be yes for the story to make the list.

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Weight Gain and HIV Antiretrovirals: Lipodystrophy for the Integrase Era

In a busy year buzzing with the flight of potentially revolutionary new HIV medications, evidence of large weight increases accompanying dolutegravir and bictegravir has been a bombshell.

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Tsepamo Study Provides Critical Update on Neural Tube Defects and Dolutegravir

A lot of pregnancies in Botswana were anxiously followed after results from the Tsepamo study were revealed in late 2018. Updated data provide a medium-sized sigh of relief.

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Doxycycline for Bacterial STI Prevention: A Different Type of PrEP

An international team of experts conducted a thoughtful review of existing research regarding the use of doxycycline for STI prevention. Do the risks of its use outweigh the benefits?

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HPV Vaccine Rates Are Low Because People Still Don't Understand Its Cancer Risks

The vaccine for human papillomavirus got a bad rap when it debuted. And yet time has shown it's very effective in reducing cancers linked to HPV.

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From Incarceration to Post-Release, Local Programs Improve Inmate Care for HIV and Hepatitis C

Two models, one from Washington State and another from Los Angeles County, can be duplicated elsewhere to get people into care, experts say.