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Are Providers Ignoring Anal Sex as a Health Care Issue for Women at Risk for HIV and Cancer?

Recent studies examine the role anal sex is playing in HIV rates and anal cancer among women.

By Kenyon Farrow
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This Week in HIV Research: The Challenges of Our Assumptions

May 28, 2020: Anal lesion recurrence among women with HIV; non-alcoholic fatty liver disease frequency in lean patients; long-term efficacy for a smoking cessation intervention; non-lymphoid cancers following lymphoid malignancy.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
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Could COVID-19 Contact Tracing Also Help End HIV? These Researchers Think So.

Some advocates support it but want to ensure protections against criminalization.

By Larry Buhl
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This Week in HIV Research: Special Considerations

April 30, 2020: Substance use relapse following opioid therapy for chronic pain; affect of cannabis on blood-brain barrier disruptions; PrEP considerations for adolescents; updated CDC contraceptive recommendations for women at risk for HIV.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
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This Week in HIV Research: Is Viral Suppression an STI Prevention Tool?

March 5, 2020: How U=U reduces more than HIV transmission; "other" HPV strain risks post-vaccination; vitamin E for nonalcoholic steatohepatitis; HCV therapy and increased cardiovascular risk.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
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CROI 2020: What to Expect in HIV Science From This Year’s Conference

COVID-19 will impact both the program content and attendees this year, but there are still important HIV science presentations.

By Sony Salzman
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This Week in HIV Research: A Heart-y Exploration

Feb. 20, 2020: Protease inhibitors and heart attack risk; HIV status and pericardial adipose tissue volume; cardiovascular risk profiles on TDF vs. TAF; hemostatic profiles in older people living with HIV.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
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This Week in HIV Research: More Answers—and Questions—on Cannabis Use

Jan. 23, 2020: Neurocognitive benefits of cannabis use; how unquantifiable HIV in CSF correlates to executive function; updated findings on efavirenz and microcephaly; cost-efficacy of a specialized HIV care coordination team.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
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New York City Makes Strides in HIV Diagnosis Times, More Work Ahead

Reducing the time between contracting HIV and being diagnosed and starting treatment is key to ending the epidemic, this study finds.

By Sony Salzman
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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