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.
Some advocates support it but want to ensure protections against criminalization.
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.
Home HIV and STI testing is now being endorsed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to start or continue pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP).
May 14, 2020: Recurring low-level viremia and morbidity/mortality risk; factors affecting severe bacterial infection in people with HIV; infective endocarditis cases on the rise; high rates of opioid use among U.S. veterans with HIV.
COVID-19 Impacts Gay and Bisexual Men's Mental Health, Sexual Behavior, and Access to HIV/STI Services
This new study is the first to look at the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic on men who have sex with men.
May 7, 2020: Epidemiological factors among transgender women; revised PrEP indication estimates for MSM; trends in HIV strain similarity between younger and older MSM; current hepatitis C epidemic among British MSM with HIV.
COVID-19 is Devastating Black Communities. And amfAR Just Released New Data and a Website to Prove It.
Advocates hope the research study and dashboard can be used to mobilize needed resources to combat the new coronavirus pandemic.
April 30, 2020: Substance use relapse following opioid therapy for chronic pain; affect of cannabis on blood-brain barrier disruptions; PrEP considerations for adolescents; updated CDC contraceptive recommendations for women at risk for HIV.
April 16, 2020: Anticoagulants and antiretroviral boosters; durvalumab doesn't impair antiretroviral therapy; cigarette use and oral HPV incidence; using common labs to predict Kaposi sarcoma risk.