Oct. 31, 2019: HCV treatment efficacy regardless of injection drug use; chronic pain, marijuana, and prescription opoids; the most urgent HIV training priorities; neuro effects of switching from Atripla to Complera.
What Needs to Happen Before California Pharmacies Can Sell PrEP and PEP Without an Initial Prescription
Pharmacists will increasingly play a role in pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) access in California.
Amidst uncertainty regarding the safety of some integrase inhibitors during pregnancy, a study shows that an older integrase inhibitor may be a good option for those with HIV who intend to give birth.
The question of whether INSTIs cause weight gain continues to be debated. This story draws together some research on which drugs are associated with weight gain or other metabolic changes.
The FDA approved the fixed-dose combination of emtricitabine and tenofovir alafenamide for PrEP, but advocates hope to see more research on the HIV prevention drug's efficacy for receptive vaginal sex for cisgender women and transgender men.
Improve the funding, control the potential conflicts of interest.
Sept. 19, 2019: HIV antiretroviral stewardship plans in hospitals can save money -- and lives; demographic correlates of PrEP interruption; HIV and atrial fibrillation risk; cytopenias common, despite viral suppression.
Does Descovy Really Work Better Than Truvada for PrEP? One Researcher Raises Questions About the DISCOVER Trial Results
Newly presented data from IAS 2019 spark discussion about study populations, study endpoints, and potential weight gain.
But given cost concerns, advocates question whether the benefits are enough to warrant dumping F/TDF as the go-to PrEP option.
World Health Organization Updates Guidance on Dolutegravir After Reassuring Data Regarding Safety in Early Pregnancy
New study results leave many experts feeling they went too far in their concerns over birth defect risks associated with the drug.