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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
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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
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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
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This Week in HIV Research: The Reality of Disparity

Sept. 26, 2019: Racial disparities in the PrEP continuum; HIV and ocular syphilis; Kaposi sarcoma among people with well-suppressed HIV; modifiable risk factors in the management of chronic kidney disease.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
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This Week in HIV Research: The Clinical Impacts of HIV Stigma

Internalized HIV stigma, depression, and adherence in women; what “internalized HIV stigma” actually means; tenofovir-containing gel and genital herpes prevention; the neurocognitive effects of cerebrospinal HIV escape.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
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Oral HPV Rate Rises in First 12 to 24 Weeks of Antiretroviral Therapy

Detection of oral human papillomavirus (HPV) rose during the first 12 to 24 weeks of antiretroviral therapy in a prospective observational study of 388 people starting their first regimen.

By Mark Mascolini
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Highlights From the 2015 STD Treatment Guidelines for HIV Care Providers

STD screening not only identifies curable infections but STDs are also biologic markers of risk particularly for HIV transmission among some men who have sex with men (MSM).

By Gail Bolan, M.D. for HIV Medicine Association
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One in 20 New York City Gay Men Acquire HIV Within a Year of Syphilis Diagnosis

From 2000 through mid-2010, 15% of New York City men already diagnosed with syphilis were infected with HIV, according to results of a population-level analysis.

By Mark Mascolini
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Model Behavior: Creating Virtual Worlds to Solve Real World Problems

Would you trust a computer to mix your cocktail? When it comes to your HIV medications, specially designed software programs may be doing just that in the future.

By Rick Guasco for Positively Aware