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links in chain

This Week in HIV Research: Links in a Chain

July 16, 2020: Starting HIV treatment during hospitalization for people who use drugs; type of substance use affects viral suppression odds; benefits of a cross-disciplinary medical support team; does STI recency dictate PrEP necessity for women?

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
counseling

Holistic Care Pays Dividends in Managing HIV, Study Finds

It’s more than just HIV, but comprehensive care systems aren’t as available as they should be.

By Larry Buhl
long road ahead

This Week in HIV Research: Do As We Say, Not As We Do

July 9, 2020: Abysmal HIV testing rates in U.S. ambulatory care settings; STI testing frequency in PrEP users; trends in U.S. PrEP uptake; integrating opioid therapy with HCV care in people who inject drugs.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
bridging the chasm

This Week in HIV Research: Closing Our Care Chasms

June 25, 2020: 25 years of HOPS; successes of San Francisco’s test-and-treat program; missed opportunities to test people who inject drugs; how patient-provider trust can curb prescribing cascades.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
raising the bar

This Week in HIV Research: Setting a New Bar

June 11, 2020: Diagnosis rates within a year of infection; rates of intentional non-daily PrEP use; neurological development in children of birth parents with HIV; point-of-care urine test to assess tenofovir levels.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
snowball

This Week in HIV Research: HIV/COVID-19 Case Studies Gain Momentum

June 4, 2020: The latest on COVID-19 hospitalization among people with HIV; real-world success of hepatitis C treatment in coinfected patients with good health care; poverty and adherence in Canada's health system; demographic and socioeconomic factors associated with viral rebound.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
hand reaching

This Week in HIV Research: Where Our Reach Falls Short

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.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
long winding road through countryside

This Week in HIV Research: The Long Road to the End

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.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
hole in a fence

This Week in HIV Research: Removing Barriers to Better Care

Oct. 31, 2019: HCV treatment efficacy regardless of injection drug use; chronic pain, marijuana, and prescription opoids; the most urgent HIV training priorities; neuro effects of switching from Atripla to Complera.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
doctor looking at list talking to patient

British Columbia Study Finds That Providing ART and Methadone in the Same Facility Helps Adherence

The scientists noted that daily ingestion of methadone provides an opportunity to supervise the consumption of HIV medications in places where methadone is dispensed.

By Sean R. Hosein for Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange