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Rectal Gonorrhea, Syphilis Emerge as Top STI Preludes to HIV in Gay Men Img

Rectal Gonorrhea, Syphilis Emerge as Top STI Preludes to HIV in Gay Men

Rectal gonorrhea and early syphilis led all sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in predicting incident HIV infection, according to results of a nearly seven-year study in Washington of 6,577 men who have sex with men (MSM).

Sofosbuvir/Daclatasvir Cures Advanced HCV in 100% of HIV Group Img

Sofosbuvir/Daclatasvir Cures Advanced HCV in 100% of HIV Group

Sofosbuvir (Sovaldi) plus daclatasvir (Daklinza), two anti-HCV (hepatitis C) direct-acting antivirals (DAAs), yielded sustained virologic response 12 weeks after treatment ended (SVR12) in a study of 31 patients with advanced liver disease and HIV co...

Updates to the Perinatal Guidelines and the Adult and Adolescent OI Guidelines Img

Updates to the Perinatal Guidelines and the Adult and Adolescent OI Guidelines

New updates to the guidelines for preventing mother-to-child HIV transmission and for prevention and treatment of opportunistic infections in adults and adolescents.

Doctors Report Interaction Between Cobicistat and Tacrolimus Img

Doctors Report Interaction Between Cobicistat and Tacrolimus

A team in Chicago recently reported an interaction between cobicistat and the transplant medicine tacrolimus (Advagraf, Prograf) in a person taking Stribild, and cautioned others to be mindful of the potential for interaction between these drugs.

Using Saliva as Lube Can Cause Rectal Gonorrhea Img

Using Saliva as Lube Can Cause Rectal Gonorrhea

"Nearly half" of all rectal gonorrhea cases may be eliminated if men did not use their partners' saliva as a lubricant during anal sex, according to a recently published study.

Hepatitis C and HIV Each Linked to Artery Plaque Buildup in Gay Men Img

Hepatitis C and HIV Each Linked to Artery Plaque Buildup in Gay Men

Hepatitis C (HCV) and HIV infection were independently associated with markers of subclinical atherosclerosis -- including plaque and coronary artery calcium -- in a study of 994 men who have sex with men.

Diamond Mendoza, 49, picks up new syringes at the Center for Harm Reduction on Skid Row in January 2016. Mendoza says he's HIV free because he only uses needles once. (Credit: Heidi de Marco/KHN)

Needle Exchanges Can Now Get Federal Funding

Needle exchanges could receive a financial boost this year following a decision by Congress to lift a ban on federal funding. As abuse of prescription drugs and opiates continues to spread across the nation, more states are considering exchanges as a...

We Aren't the Sex Police: What PrEP Providers Say About Condoms and STIs Img

We Aren't the Sex Police: What PrEP Providers Say About Condoms and STIs

How do providers, who see clients every three months for sexual health screenings and STI testing, talk to their clients about condom use, STIs and navigating the complicated landscape of safer sex?

Could the HIV Treatment-as-Prevention Model Work for Hepatitis C? Img

Could the HIV Treatment-as-Prevention Model Work for Hepatitis C?

HIV treatment as prevention has become a well-known and powerful tool in the global HIV response. In this interview, Mark Sulkowski, M.D., discusses whether a similar approach could be used in the prevention of hepatitis C.

Diagnosing Bed Bugs: A San Francisco HIV Clinical Dermatologist Dispenses Advice Img

Diagnosing Bed Bugs: A San Francisco HIV Clinical Dermatologist Dispenses Advice

In San Francisco, Erin Amerson, M.D., has seen evidence of a bed bug epidemic. Many of her HIV patients live in densely populated areas of the city and in large apartment complexes. "Once one apartment has bed bugs, the whole building has it," Amerso...