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Top 10 HIV Clinical Developments of 2020

In this exclusive series of articles, David Alain Wohl, M.D., calls attention to 10 developments that have tremendous short-term implications for our day-to-day efforts to improve HIV prevention, treatment, patient care, and policy in the U.S., and analyzes each development with his trademark wit and clinical savvy.

By David Alain Wohl, M.D.
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HIV in the Time of COVID-19

While we remain uncertain about the precise level of interaction (if any) between HIV and SARS-CoV-2 on a pathophysiological level, the pandemic’s disruption of HIV care is irrefutable.

By David Alain Wohl, M.D.
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Mortality Is Way Down Among People With HIV in the U.S.

A new report from the CDC highlights encouraging trends in death rates among people with HIV in the U.S., and is explicit in associating them with strong and concerted public health interventions.

By David Alain Wohl, M.D.
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What Drives Lower Life Expectancy for People With HIV in the U.S.?

Given the decline in mortality among people living with HIV in the U.S., it’s no surprise that the difference in life expectancy between those with and without the virus is shrinking. But the disparities that remain are striking.

By David Alain Wohl, M.D.
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Why Is Weight Gain Occurring Among Some People Who Start HIV Treatment?

Given the differences we’ve seen among disparate subgroups, it is highly likely that there are genetic influences on the amount of weight people gain on certain HIV therapies, argues David Wohl, M.D.

By David Alain Wohl, M.D.
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U.S. Homeless Shelters Are Key Centers for HIV and Tuberculosis Prevention, Experts Say

HIV and TB often go hand in hand among people experiencing homelessness in the U.S.—a reality that gives public health officials an opportunity to utilize shelters in tackling both viruses at the same time.

By Larry Buhl
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Robert Redfield’s Epic COVID Failure Is Not a Surprise to Many HIV and Public Health Experts

They say that the longtime HIV researcher already had a sketchy record that made him the perfect Trump flunky.

By Tim Murphy
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Are Providers Ignoring Anal Sex as a Health Care Issue for Women at Risk for HIV and Cancer?

Recent studies examine the role anal sex is playing in HIV rates and anal cancer among women.

By Kenyon Farrow
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We Need to Temper Expectations for Remdesivir as COVID-19 Treatment

Because the public is getting so many mixed messages, it’s our responsibility to provide clarity and moderate optimism.

By Kenyon Farrow
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Case Report and In Vitro Study May or May Not Hold Promise Against COVID-19

Two recent coronavirus studies are only the beginning of our understanding of how different antiviral meds interact with the virus.

By Barbara Jungwirth