Recent studies examine the role anal sex is playing in HIV rates and anal cancer among women.
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.
This researcher has some ideas about what we need to do to address the problem.
Increased HIV Testing and Treatment for Black Bisexual Men May Have Played a Role in HIV Drop in Black Women. But Has the Stigma Gone Away?
Researchers say the “bisexual bridge” theory creates stigma and biphobia.
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.
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.
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.
Health care providers and educators need to acknowledge the impact of clinical bias and reframe sexual health education when it comes to tending to cisgender women's needs, Chase Alston writes.
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.
Reducing the time between contracting HIV and being diagnosed and starting treatment is key to ending the epidemic, this study finds.