Arriving on the one-year anniversary of nationwide COVID-19 shutdowns, the 2021 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections won't be in person this year—but it will emphasize COVID-19 alongside important HIV prevention and treatment updates.
March 4, 2021: Improving care for PLWH in transition from incarceration; long-acting PrEP's potential in Black and Latinx communities; comorbidity rates and COVID-19 risk among PLWH; how COVID lockdowns affect the HIV epidemic.
A new study shows that almost two-thirds of older adults who were diagnosed with HIV at a Connecticut clinic were already at an advanced stage of disease progression.
Jan. 28, 2021: COVID-19 information mistrust among Black PLWH; opportunities to intervene prior to deadly drug overdoses; we're unprepared for end-of-life needs for aging PLWH; hospitalization disparities despite universal health care.
Participants on the combination were almost six times more likely to have meth-negative urine samples after six weeks than those on the placebo. They also reported a slight reduction in cravings.
Jan. 14, 2021: Interpersonal violence history and adverse HIV outcomes; the incidence and severity of breast cancer; the effect of menopause on integrase-associated weight gain; two-drug therapy for HIV treatment-experienced people.
When organizations commit to cultural humility at the structural level through organizational accountability, HIV care can be far more responsive, community-focused, and of higher quality.
The latest update to official guidelines issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on the treatment and care of people living with HIV occurred within the perinatal HIV prevention guidelines on Dec. 20.
Dec. 28, 2020: The power of clinic-pharmacy collaborations; overcoming COVID-19-induced barriers to HIV care; urine testing as a PrEP adherence tool; using incarceration history in PrEP Rx assessments.
At the University of Nebraska Medical Center, HIV care providers scrambled to set up new systems in hopes of maintaining retention in care and viral suppression among as many patients as possible.