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This Week in HIV Research: Where the Rubber Meets the Ring

Sept. 10, 2020: Concomitant use of vaginal rings with condoms; benefits of more frequent HIV screening for young MSM; Black MSM, substance use, and the PrEP continuum; HIV outcomes stratified by anti-LGTBQ policy across U.S. states.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
Annette Gaudino and Bryn Gay

With Several Curative Therapies for Hepatitis C on the Market, the Research Pipeline for Prevention Continues

The authors of an influential annual report on hepatitis C research and development talk through what's new and evolving in clinical science.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
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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
Annette Gaudino credit Jason Stern

As With HIV, New York State Was Set to Lead the Nation to End Hepatitis C. But Why Haven’t the Recommendations Been Made Public?

Activist and member of the state task force Annette Gaudino would like the public to know.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
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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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Common Antidepressant Reduces Meth Use and High-Risk Sexual Behavior for Gay and Bisexual Men and Transgender Women

Could this give hope to people struggling with crystal meth addiction?

By Larry Buhl
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Do Intimate Relationships Affect Drug Use in Black Gay and Bisexual Men?

Men with a main partner used drugs during sex at similar rates to those with only casual partners. But studying couples could lead to HIV prevention programs that could reduce racial disparity.

By Sony Salzman
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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
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Trans Women Are Increasingly A Focus of HIV Programs, But What About their Cisgender Male Partners?

This population is under-represented in HIV data, and few prevention or treatment interventions exist to support them. A new meta-analysis hopes to paint a picture of what's needed.

By Martha Kempner
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We Have a Cure for Hepatitis C. Why Are Rates So High?

An in-depth update on what we know about HCV risk, symptoms, screening, outcomes, and treatment (including financial barriers).

By Martha Kempner