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Ivana Beesham

Experts Flummoxed By Conflicting New Data on STIs, HIV, and Long-Term Contraception in Sub-Saharan Africa

ECHO trial results and follow-up studies find unexpectedly low rates of some STIs among users of certain long-term hormonal contraceptives. They also find high HIV rates (unrelated to the contraceptives) that suggest considerable value for PrEP integration.

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IAS 2019: What to Expect in HIV Science

Six thousand HIV researchers and experts are expected to make their way to Mexico City for the 10th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Science, which will feature more than 1,000 abstracts highlighting the latest findings in HIV treatment, prevention, and public health policy.

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'Drug Users Are People Too': Addressing Opioid Addiction, Chemsex, Alcoholism, and Smoking Among People Living With HIV

A CROI 2019 symposium demonstrated the need for continued research and programs that address substance use and its impact on people living with HIV.

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Drug Use May Be Increasing Syphilis Rates Among HIV-Positive Cisgender Women, Studies Show

The global increase in sexually transmitted infections was a major focus of the CROI 2019 meeting in Seattle, Washington.

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What Should the Next U.S. President Do to Advance the Fight Against HIV?

We asked some of the leading HIV experts and advocates what they would tell the next U.S. president to do in order to keep advancing the fight against HIV.

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Can Cash Incentives Reduce HIV Risk?

On paper, it makes sense that cash incentives can influence behavior. But in the real world, can cash incentives help change people’s behaviors and reduce their risks of HIV?

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MSMGF, Johns Hopkins University Unveil New Gay Men's Health Curriculum for Health Care Providers

MELBOURNE, Australia -- The MSMGF and Johns Hopkins University have launched a new international training curriculum designed to give healthcare providers the cultural competency and clinical skills necessary to meet the health needs of gay men and o...

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On Peer Syringe Exchange Delivery and on Working Together

What role does syringe exchange play in ending the HIV epidemic?

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Excessive Drinking May Be a Problem Among Young, White People With HIV

HIV meds appear more likely to stop working among HIV-positive people who frequently drink alcohol -- but frequent drinking doesn't seem to have a bad effect on CD4 counts.

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HIV Among Drug Using Populations: A Global Perspective

Transcript (.pdf)

For more information on this session, including access to speaker presentations, please see the conference Programme-at-a-Glance.

The International AIDS Society (IAS) in collaboration with the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NID...