A recent study reaffirms that starting antiretroviral therapy soon after HIV diagnosis leads to faster viral suppression.
Jan. 7, 2021: HIV status and COVID-19 disease severity; associations between tobacco smoking, cancer incidence, viral load, and CD4 count; immune recovery on integrase inhibitors; using smart pill bottles to boost adherence.
Oct. 22, 2020: Impact of COVID-19 shutdowns on HIV viral suppression; unsuppressed HIV viral load despite no treatment failure; point-of-care rapid testing vs. lab testing; it's not about "what," it's about "when."
Immediate HIV Treatment Initiation With Integrase Inhibitors Leads to Large Drop in Secondary HIV Transmission Among MSM
Integrase inhibitors are known to be potent first-line therapy options. Recent research suggests their benefits extend to onward HIV prevention as well.
July 1, 2020: Quantifying bone fracture risks; real-world lipid effects of switching to TAF; pulmonary function impairment in MSM; immunomodulatory drugs and viral load blips.
Treating newborns with antiretroviral therapy in the hours after birth may help put HIV into remission.
In a busy year buzzing with the flight of potentially revolutionary new HIV medications, evidence of large weight increases accompanying dolutegravir and bictegravir has been a bombshell.
Whether lamivudine/dolutegravir is sufficient to achieve and maintain viral suppression was last year's question. As we move to 2020, a new question could be asked: Are three-drug regimens still necessary?
Nov. 7, 2019: Zoledronic acid to prevent bone loss; bone benefits for older patients switching from TDF to TAF; periperhal artery disease among women; motor dysfunction and cognitive impairment.
The combination of dolutegravir and lamivudine is effective for treatment-naive patients regardless of age, gender, or race, according to a new subgroup analysis of the GEMINI clinical studies.