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This Week in HIV Research: Correlates of Risk

July 29, 2021: Racial disparities in hospitalization rates; city-specific mortality demographics; effects of traditional risk factors vs. antiretrovirals on weight gain and cardiovascular risk.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
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This Week in HIV Research: Anxiety’s Tangled Web

July 22, 2021: How HIV criminalization laws may reduce disclosure; anxiety and housing satisfaction; poor immune response to delayed ART; the U.S.'s HIV testing mountain.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
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HIV Increases COVID-19 Risk—but Can ART Offset It?

HIV status is a risk factor for worse COVID-19 outcomes, but it remains uncertain the extent to which antiretroviral therapy, viral load, and CD4 count can reduce that risk, according to a new flurry of research presented at IAS 2021.

By Larry Buhl
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IAS 2021 Data Bites: Comorbidities Among People Living With HIV

The latest data on health complications among people living with HIV, including new findings on COVID-19 severity.

By Larry Buhl and Michael Broder
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IAS 2021 Data Bites: HIV Treatment and Drugs in Development

Our quick summaries of breaking conference research include new study findings on injectable long-acting cabotegravir/rilpivirine and the latest on lenacapavir, a twice-yearly injectable medication in the pipeline.

By Larry Buhl and Myles Helfand
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This Week in HIV Research: A Break in the Pattern

July 15, 2021: Mind existing drug interactions when switching ART; lamivudine dosing amidst renal impairment; HPV vaccination among MSM; cervical cancer screening for women with HIV.

By Myles Helfand
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Lessons From the AIDS Epidemic Can Eradicate COVID-19: Interview With Linda-Gail Bekker and Ingrid Katz

Activism, research, and lessons learned from the AIDS epidemic are saving lives during the COVID-19 pandemic. They can also help lead the world toward herd immunity.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
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This Week in HIV Research: Older and Wiser

July 8, 2021: Trends among heavily treatment-experienced PLWH; a new look at peripheral neuropathy factors; heart transplantation in PLWH; complications following successful HCV treatment.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
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COVID-19 and Mental Health: “People Who Had Anxiety and Depression Before—It’s Worse Now”

For mental health providers treating LGBTQ people—youth in particular—the past 18 months have brought new challenges into clear focus.

By Larry Buhl
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This Week in HIV Research: Tipping the Scales

June 24, 2021: Effect of efavirenz metabolism on weight change; determinants of weight gain when switching meds; metabolic effects of DTG vs. TAF; food security vs. nutrition security.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand