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Combination of Naltrexone and Bupropion May Help Treat Meth Use Disorder, Study Finds

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.

By Larry Buhl
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This Week in HIV Research: A Patient’s History Really Matters

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.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
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What's New in U.S. HIV Clinical Treatment Guidelines

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.

By Myles Helfand

This Week in HIV Research: Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

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.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
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How a Midwestern HIV Clinic Rapidly Adjusted to the Spreading COVID-19 Pandemic

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.

By Larry Buhl
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This Week in HIV Research: Our Immensely Intersectional Epidemic

Dec. 3, 2020: A simple scoring system for PrEP referral; integrating meth use and HIV prevention interventions; genetically linked HIV strains cross county lines; viral suppression rates in first vs. second pregnancies.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
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Mortality Is Way Down Among People With HIV in the U.S.

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.

By David Alain Wohl, M.D.
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Will the Biden-Harris Administration Breathe Life Back Into Vital HIV and Hepatitis Programs?

We spoke with Amy Killelea at NASTAD, a major national health policy advocacy organization, about the priorities she sees in January 2021 and beyond.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
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This Week in HIV Research: The Human Touch

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.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand

This Week in HIV Research: A Metabolic Maze

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.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand