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Sundararajan Team and TBA
Interviews

Traditional Healers Offer a Culturally Competent Approach to HIV Testing Gaps

In sub-Saharan Africa, herbalists and spiritual healers are working closely with researchers to help reduce HIV transmission in rural communities.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
good sleep
News

This Week in HIV Research: To Sleep, Perchance to Dream

Feb. 18, 2021: Insomnia rates among PLWH; trends in multimorbidity diagnosis; viral load control loss in the modern HIV treatment era; acceptability of HIV self-test dissemination methods.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
parachute
News

This Week in HIV Research: What Risk Compensation?

Feb. 4, 2021: STI rates among PrEP users; how Medicaid expansion affects HIV testing and PrEP rates; utilizing mental health care providers in PrEP uptake; adapting HIV care in the COVID era.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
green light
News

U.S. Waits on Approval of Long-Acting HIV Treatment Cabotegravir and Rilpivirine as European Union Gives the Green Light

The era of once-a-month HIV treatment has begun in the European Union—and it may soon commence in the U.S. as well. Long-acting pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is also on the horizon.

By Michael Broder
prescription telemedicine
Interviews

Can a Low-Contact, Minimal Monitoring Approach Become the New Normal for Treating Hepatitis C?

No baseline genotyping. Fewer in-person medical visits and lab tests. No need for refills. Could the future of HCV treatment take place almost entirely remotely?

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
injection
Conference Coverage

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.

By Larry Buhl
mental connection
Research

This Week in HIV Research: The Mind Matters

July 23, 2020: Depression and HIV risk mitigation among MSM; a consistent HIV provider is good for CD4 and viral load; spirituality and HIV prevention; HCV treatment access and reinfection risk.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
Bidi Bidi refugee camp
Conference Coverage

Indigenous People and Global Migrants Face Similar Issues Accessing Health Care

Hostilities against migrants and indigenous people are also threats to their health.

By Barbara Jungwirth
ARVs against COVID-19
News Analysis

Case Report and In Vitro Study May or May Not Hold Promise Against COVID-19

Two recent coronavirus studies are only the beginning of our understanding of how different antiviral meds interact with the virus.

By Barbara Jungwirth
pregnant check-up
Conference Coverage

Some Research on Pregnant and Postpartum Women with HIV Is Presented at CROI, But More Trials Are Needed

Pregnant people who are living with or vulnerable to HIV need to be included in clinical trials in order to close our knowledge gaps.

By Barbara Jungwirth