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This Week in HIV Research: Life in the Integrase Era

Aug. 6, 2020: Recent trends in drug interaction rates; integrase inhibitors and cardiac event risk; a deep dive into HIV drug resistance in Florida; frailty symptoms and neurocognitive disorders amidst high CD4 counts.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
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Can Drugs That Cure Hepatitis C Treat COVID-19? Here’s the State of the Research So Far.

An interview with Andrew Hill, Ph.D., about his research presented at AIDS 2020.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
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Housing for People Affected by COVID-19 Is a Public Health Measure, Experts Say

Research showing housing as part of public health in HIV has long been established. But now, experts are also seeing the connection to COVID-19.

By Barbara Jungwirth
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COVID-19 (and HIV) Disparities Are About Racism, Not Race. This Nurse Explains How

LaRon Nelson, Ph.D., RN, talks about public health’s responsibility to meet this extraordinary moment.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
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This Week in HIV Research: The Mind Matters

July 23, 2020: Depression and HIV risk mitigation among MSM; a consistent HIV provider is good for CD4 and viral load; spirituality and HIV prevention; HCV treatment access and reinfection risk.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
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HIV Care and Coronavirus (COVID-19): The Latest Info and Guidance

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.

By Myles Helfand and Sony Salzman
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This Week in HIV Research: Links in a Chain

July 16, 2020: Starting HIV treatment during hospitalization for people who use drugs; type of substance use affects viral suppression odds; benefits of a cross-disciplinary medical support team; does STI recency dictate PrEP necessity for women?

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
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Joint Action and Service Integration Needed to Tackle HIV and TB During COVID-19 Pandemic, Experts Agree

Global health leaders warn that the pandemic may impact health systems and worsen the world's pre-existing epidemics.

By Barbara Jungwirth
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This Week in HIV Research: Do As We Say, Not As We Do

July 9, 2020: Abysmal HIV testing rates in U.S. ambulatory care settings; STI testing frequency in PrEP users; trends in U.S. PrEP uptake; integrating opioid therapy with HCV care in people who inject drugs.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
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Body Mass Index Among People With HIV Is Rising Much Faster Than in the General Population

People living with HIV in the U.S. are experiencing increases in body mass index at a rate three times greater than that of the general U.S. population, according to new research presented at AIDS 2020.

By Myles Helfand