A new report from the CDC highlights encouraging trends in death rates among people with HIV in the U.S., and is explicit in associating them with strong and concerted public health interventions.
We spoke with Amy Killelea at NASTAD, a major national health policy advocacy organization, about the priorities she sees in January 2021 and beyond.
Nov. 5, 2020: Success of direct referrals at re-linking people to HIV care; stable housing = viral suppression; modern-day rates of virologic failure; how pharmacy type affects HIV treatment outcomes.
Oct. 29, 2020: Diabetes incidence on INSTIs vs. NNRTIs vs. protease inhibitors; can NRTIs fight diabetes?; from TDF to TAF in HIV/HBV-coinfected people; assessing neurocognitive impacts of older two-drug regimens.
Long-Acting Injectable HIV Treatment Still Appears Safe and Effective—and Largely Accessible Despite COVID-19 Disruptions
Research newly presented at the IDWeek 2020 conference yields further promising data on injectable cabotegravir/rilpivirine, as well as encouraging info regarding COVID-19 disruptions in treatment delivery.
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."
Oct. 15, 2020: Adherence barriers among Latinx MSM; Atlanta's Ending the HIV Epidemic priorities; Ryan White HIV service coordination; PrEP, white coat dosing, and drug resistance.
Oct. 8, 2020: HPV-related cancer risk among women living with HIV; the interplay between HIV, HBV, and liver disease; Framingham vs. other tools to gauge statin value; integrase inhibitors, weight gain, and menopause.
Oct. 1, 2020: HIV surveillance trends among U.S. MSM; health insurance and viral suppression; PrEP prescribing among motivated clinicians; PrEP sharing between MSM.
For some clients, escalation is how they communicate that they feel unsafe or feel that their needs are not being taken seriously.