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Antiviral Stewardship Program Reduces Medication Errors at a Veterans Affairs Hospital

When people living with HIV are admitted to a hospital, they may not be able to bring their medications with them, and could be prescribed new medication by a doctor who doesn't understand their complete medical history.

This Week in HIV Research: Rethinking PrEP Guidelines

Alternate PrEP guideline recommendations; partner notification and onward HIV transmission; shifting causes of death among HIV/HCV-coinfected people; correlates of lower adherence among people on methadone maintenance.

This Week in HIV Research: Do We Need New Statin Guidelines?

Cholesterol guidelines may underestimate statin value; shifting from Ryan White CARE Act to Affordable Care Act coverage; HCV seroconversion and CD4 count suppression; HCV reinfection odds by risk group.

This Week in HIV Research: Getting Smart(Phone) About HIV Detection

A cellphone attachment that detects HIV RNA; HIV-2 does indeed often progress to AIDS; CD4 count declines and incident hepatitis C coinfection; the global demographics of non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

This Week in HIV Research: The PrEP Sex/Race Gap

PrEP access appears far from equal in the U.S.; HIV treatment and viral suppression disparities in Europe; how today’s hepatitis C treatments affect mortality; sex-based differences in cognitive impairment.

Canadian Study Links Food Insecurity to Detectable Viral Loads and Decreased CD4+ Cells Img

Canadian Study Links Food Insecurity to Detectable Viral Loads and Decreased CD4+ Cells

A study of people with HIV and hepatitis C co-infection finds that limited access to food is associated with higher levels of HIV in the blood and 10% fewer CD4+ immune cells.

Financial Stress: Impact on HIV Adherence, HCV and Prescribing Patterns Img

Financial Stress: Impact on HIV Adherence, HCV and Prescribing Patterns

Cost issues are a major potential barrier toward effective HIV treatment, and many people with HIV experience financial stress. Sean Hosien of CATIE outlines a study that explores the impacts of this stress among people with HIV in Australia.

ICAAC HIV Poster Roundup #1: Clinically Relevant Findings Img

ICAAC HIV Poster Roundup #1: Clinically Relevant Findings

Here's a quick sampling of some of the more noteworthy HIV-related posters presented at a major research conference last week. Topics covered include a surprisingly high frequency of people quitting Atripla due to side effects; the decline of multidr...