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This Week in HIV Research: When STIs Flock Together

July 18, 2019: Anal neoplasia risk amidst comorbid HPV and chlamydia; predictive modeling for PrEP outreach; long-term benefits of hepatitis C cure in coinfection; first-line therapy with dolutegravir/lamivudine.

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After Pilot, Whitman-Walker Health Establishes Same-Day HIV Treatment Start Program

"We're very much putting the patient in the driver's seat," said Heather Alt, deputy director of nursing with Whitman-Walker. "If folks didn't feel ready, we would not push them to start."

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This Week in HIV Research: Matters of the Heart

May 30, 2019: Myocardial infarction risk among people with HIV; dolutegravir vs. efavirenz; a new way to estimate date of seroconversion; identifying people at imminent risk for disengagement from care.

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This Week in HIV Research: Unexpected Outcomes

May 2, 2019: patient-centered care model improves viral suppression; subpar immune responses when baseline CD4 tops 500; when CD4 plummets despite viral suppression; vaccination, immunoglobulin, and hepatitis A exposure.

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CDC: Most HIV Transmissions Are From People Who Are Not in Care

More than 80 percent of U.S. HIV transmissions in 2016 were from people who were unaware of their status or had been diagnosed but lost to follow-up.

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This Week in HIV Research: Prevention and Treatment in the Real World

Impact of intimate partner violence on PrEP attitudes among women; evolution of first-line HIV treatment failure rates; cumulative low-level viremia and virologic failure risk; HIV drug levels in breast milk versus plasma.

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TAF as Effective as TDF in Cisgender Women, With Fewer Side Effects

A pooled analysis presented at CROI 2019 showed fewer kidney and bone density issues with tenofovir alafenamide in cisgender women than were found with the older formulation.

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Phase 3 Results With Dual Therapy Cabotegravir/Rilpivirine Long-Acting Injections: ATLAS and FLAIR Studies

Two oral presentations at CROI 2019 showed that dual therapy with long-acting monthly injections resulted in very low levels of virological failure with high participant preference for injections compared to oral combinations.

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De-Simplifying Single-Tablet Regimens for HIV Treatment

A Canadian study of this cost-saving approach found high acceptance of de-simplification among people already on a single-tablet regimen, and even higher rates among people who were just initiating single-tablet treatment.

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Are Integrase Inhibitors Linked to Weight Gain? An Evidence Review

Integrase inhibitors are associated with greater increases in body weight than other antiretrovirals, especially among women and black people. But it's unclear whether these changes are clinically significant.