Jan. 16, 2020: Texting (and stigma support) vs. email for care retention; beyond-childhood health risks for HIV-exposed infants; HIV, cardiovascular risk, and cognitive impairment; direct-acting antiviral efficacy and prescription delays.
We walk you through the most recent updates to official guidelines issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on the treatment and care of people living with HIV.
Dec. 19, 2019: Often-insufficient CD4 and viral load testing for women; factors affecting syphilis incidence among women with HIV; STI testing rates among people with HIV; the effect of benzodiazepines on neurocognition.
One New York-based provider who works specifically with trans and gender non-conforming patients outlines what needs to change in the health care world to get Black trans women the care they deserve.
Dec. 12, 2019: A lot of catchup to do before “Ending the HIV Epidemic”; the value of online HIV self-test distribution; viral suppression is about more than basic HIV treatment services; effect of hormone therapy on PrEP levels.
Re-entry planning can help prevent opioid overdose and enable people living with HIV to connect with and stay in care.
Diversity sounds simple enough, but many HIV clinic workers know that it isn't. So how can you make sure that your staff members resemble your clientele?
Nov. 20, 2019: Adherence required to maintain suppression; the accuracy of Framingham scores in assessing cardiovascular risk; long-term success rates for kidney transplants; integration of hypertension services with HIV care.
A systematic review of research between 2000 and 2016 found no studies of interventions specifically designed to support medication adherence among HIV-positive black women.
Nov. 14, 2019: Psychiatric disorders, adherence, and viral suppression; depression and adherence among women with HIV; using hair to link food insecurity and HIV viremia; a point-of-care test for tenofovir adherence.