April 11, 2019: acute syphilis and virologic control; neuropsychological performance after switching off efavirenz; structural LGBTQ stigma and HIV criminalization in U.S. states; lung cancer resection surgery in people with HIV.
Dolutegravir More Effective Than Efavirenz at Achieving Viral Suppression During Late-Term Pregnancy, New Study Shows
Unlike some previous studies that focused on early pregnancy, this study showed no associated congenital disabilities with either drug.
Atripla may be just as effective when taken every other day; poor antiretroviral prescription fill rates after hospitalization; U.S. progress against UNAIDS targets; hepatitis C transmission clustering in France.
Traditional factors vs. HIV-specific factors in non-communicable complications; frailty and fracture risk among women; lipid measurements and coronary risks; new data on efavirenz and birth defects.
The link between frailty and chronic disease development; Atripla’s long-term efficacy; the dangers of restrictive eligibility criteria for hepatitis C treatment; nicotine metabolism rates in people living with HIV.
Happy days for thrice-weekly dosing; shortfalls in chronic opioid therapy monitoring; neurocognition, treatment initiation, and high CD4; the link between influenza virus shedding and CD4 count.
Atripla 3 Days a Week for 2 Years: Pilot Switch Study Reports Undetectable Viral Load With Better Bone, Kidneys and Sleep
A small pilot study that switched people with undetectable viral load to reduced dosing for the Atripla reported no viral load rebounds with follow-up results out to two years.
Renal adverse events and fractures proved rare among people taking tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF) as part of a single-tablet regimen in a large U.S. database of insured patients.
The STaR study compared Complera to Atripla and found that Complera was not only non-inferior to Atripla, it performed better in terms of HIV symptoms and quality of life.
A new study finds that black people are less likely to keep their viral load down on Atripla -- and that more trouble with side effects may be the reason.