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This Week in HIV Research: More Answers—and Questions—on Cannabis Use

Jan. 23, 2020: Neurocognitive benefits of cannabis use; how unquantifiable HIV in CSF correlates to executive function; updated findings on efavirenz and microcephaly; cost-efficacy of a specialized HIV care coordination team.

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This Week in HIV Research: Just a Text Away

Jan. 16, 2020: Texting (and stigma support) vs. email for care retention; beyond-childhood health risks for HIV-exposed infants; HIV, cardiovascular risk, and cognitive impairment; direct-acting antiviral efficacy and prescription delays.

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Despite ART, Immune System Ages Faster Among People Living With HIV, Study Finds

Even with an undetectable viral load, study participants who had been vaccinated as children lost smallpox immunity.

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This Week in HIV Research: Bone Concerns Aren’t Just for Older Folks

Jan. 9, 2020: Bone loss after HIV treatment initiation; aging and antiretroviral dosage; more U=U evidence for women; viral suppression and executive function.

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This Week in HIV Research: A New Year, an Old Enemy

Jan. 2, 2020: Cancer treatment among people with HIV in the Obamacare era; chemotherapy, CD4 count, and mortality; cutting meds to cut costs; tailoring interventions on the microepidemic level.

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This Week in HIV Research: Where Our Reach Falls Short

Dec. 19, 2019: Often-insufficient CD4 and viral load testing for women; factors affecting syphilis incidence among women with HIV; STI testing rates among people with HIV; the effect of benzodiazepines on neurocognition.

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This Week in HIV Research: Resistance (Testing) Is Futile

Dec. 5, 2019: The value of pre-treatment drug resistance testing; resistance rates among viremic Americans; persistent pneumonia incidence among people with HIV; mixed HIV prevention results for the U.S. National HIV Strategy.

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Montreal Researchers Explore Cannabis Use Among People With HIV and Hepatitis C

Montreal scientists found that 88% of cannabis users had an undetectable viral load. This suggests that a very large majority of cannabis users did not have problems adhering to antiretroviral therapy.

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This Week in HIV Research: How Many Pills Can a Person Miss?

Nov. 20, 2019: Adherence required to maintain suppression; the accuracy of Framingham scores in assessing cardiovascular risk; long-term success rates for kidney transplants; integration of hypertension services with HIV care.

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The Berlin Patient, the First Person Ever Cured of HIV, on Taking PrEP: "I Want a Full Sexual Life"

Timothy Ray Brown, known as "the Berlin patient," has begun taking PrEP to make sure he doesn't have to deal with an HIV diagnosis -- again.