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Conference Coverage

Durable HIV Remission in London Patient, the Second Person Cured of HIV

Researchers are happy but cautious, because this isn’t a strategy for most people with HIV.

By Sony Salzman
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News

CROI 2020: What to Expect in HIV Science From This Year’s Conference

COVID-19 will impact both the program content and attendees this year, but there are still important HIV science presentations.

By Sony Salzman
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One-Two Punch of Antibodies and Antiretrovirals Stops HIV Infection in Primate Infants

While it is too soon to tell, this research involving broadly neutralizing antibodies could point to new methods for preventing vertical transmission.

By Sony Salzman
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This Week in HIV Research: New Insights Into Cardiovascular Risk

Oct. 3, 2019: The sexual divide in HIV-related heart disease; weight gain among women on integrase inhibitors; HIV's association with non-specific health conditions; hopeful trends in self-reported neurocognitive impairment.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
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'No Single Gay Gene': Major Study Unpacks the Complex Genetic Underpinnings of Same-Sex Behavior

"Genetics is less than half the story for sexual behavior, but it's still a contributing factor."

By Sony Salzman
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Can Self-Swabs Make HIV Exposure and Risk Reporting More Accurate?

Could home-based self-swabs and mobile technology be helpful tools in the future of HIV prevention?

By Sony Salzman
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Trump Administration Ends Fetal Tissue Research, Cancels Major HIV Grant

Advocates say the move is more politics than science.

By Martha Kempner
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Conference Coverage

Depression Linked to Cognitive Dysfunction in HIV-Positive Women

More research is needed to understand the connections between HIV, mental health, and the neurocircuitry that controls executive function.

By Martha Kempner
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The Next Frontier of U=U Science

Undetectable equals untransmittable (U=U) has improved HIV prevention and tackled stigma, but there are still a few questions to answer.

By Sony Salzman
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Conference Coverage

CDC Explains and Defends Molecular Surveillance System

A leading researcher at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention addressed community concerns that surveillance data will be used to put people in prison under HIV criminalization laws.

By Martha Kempner