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This Week in HIV Research: PrEP So White

May 21, 2020: PrEP demographics by health insurance claim data; pediatricians call for better PrEP formulations for teens; weight gain after switching from TDF to TAF; two-drug regimen efficacy when baseline viral load is high.

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This Week in HIV Research: The Beat Goes On

March 19, 2020: Mood disorders and metabolic syndrome; comorbidity burden among women living with HIV; two-year weight gain after switching to integrase; long-term adipose tissue density trends.

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This Week in HIV Research: Much Ado About Lipids

Oct. 17, 2019: Tesamorelin as treatment for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease; reversing lipid changes via TDF => TAF => TDF; statin use and reduced chronic kidney disease risk; statin use and (no) reduced HIV persistence.

Men With HIV Wasting History Run Higher Risk of Later Physical Debility Img

Men With HIV Wasting History Run Higher Risk of Later Physical Debility

Years after their body weight stabilized, HIV-positive men with a wasting history had significantly lower grip strength than HIV-positive men who never had wasting, according to a Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study (MACS) analysis.

A Drug for Neck Fat, and Some Thoughts on Fat Accumulation Syndromes in HIV Img

A Drug for Neck Fat, and Some Thoughts on Fat Accumulation Syndromes in HIV

"Various fat accumulation syndromes remain a bedeviling problem for our patients," writes Paul Sax, M.D. A newly approved fat-removal drug has him wondering about its potential value for people with HIV.

Fat Gains After Starting HIV Treatment Associated With High Viral Loads Img

Fat Gains After Starting HIV Treatment Associated With High Viral Loads

Having a high viral load when starting treatment was most consistently associated with body composition changes after starting antiretroviral therapy.

Abdominal Body Fat Gains on ART and Viral Load: It Matters Where You Start Img

Abdominal Body Fat Gains on ART and Viral Load: It Matters Where You Start

Researchers found that people with higher viral loads when they first start ART are more likely to have substantial body composition changes than those who start treatment with a lower viral load.

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Mood Stabilizers and Metabolic Issues

HIV-positive people are at increased risk for issues affecting their mental health and emotional well-being. In cases of severe mental health issues, a class of drugs called antipsychotics is sometimes used. Healthcare providers and some patients hav...

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Washington, D.C.: Why Whitman-Walker Health Is Offering Botox to HIV Patients

This article was reported by the Washington Business Journal.

The Washington Business Journal reported that Washington D.C.'s Whitman-Walker Health, a health center that specializes in HIV care, recently began offering Botox and Juvederm to its pati...

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Darunavir-Ritonavir Monotherapy: Impact on Fat and Bones

Darunavir is a powerful protease inhibitor. In a previous trial called Monet, results showed that switching to darunavir-ritonavir monotherapy from standard triple therapy (ART) is roughly as effective as ART.

The Monarch Study

In a substudy of a t...