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This Week in HIV Research: The Racism of Perceived Risk

June 6, 2019: HIV/STI risk perceptions differ by race; psychosocial issues and HIV risk among young trans women; switching to dolutegravir/atazanavir; reports of severe hepatotoxicity on dolutegravir.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand

This Week in HIV Research: Matters of the Heart

May 30, 2019: Myocardial infarction risk among people with HIV; dolutegravir vs. efavirenz; a new way to estimate date of seroconversion; identifying people at imminent risk for disengagement from care.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand

This Week in HIV Research: A Test of Resistance

May 16, 2019: The dwindling value of baseline genotype testing; severe insomnia and cardiovascular disease; cardiovascular risk stratified by sex among people over 50; the persistence of racial disparities among women diagnosed with HIV.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand

Overdoses and Smoking Are Taking the Lives of People With HIV Who Have Been Cured of Hepatitis C

"Providing HCV treatment alone while neglecting to concurrently address the social determinants of health will do little to improve the health outcomes of the majority of individuals with chronic HCV," the study authors wrote.

By Sean R. Hosein for Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

This Week in HIV Research: The Case for Pre-Pregnancy Treatment

The benefits of pre-pregnancy HIV treatment initiation for mothers-to-be; HIV diagnoses rise among young U.S. MSM; cost effectiveness of PrEP for heterosexual women; methotrexate and arterial function.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand

Why Does HIV Pose a Greater Threat to Women's Hearts?

Researchers report that the presence of plaque in the coronary arteries, a common risk factor for heart attacks, manifests itself differently in women living with HIV than in men.

By National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

HIV and Hepatitis C Are No Longer the Most Serious Infectious Threats to People Who Inject Drugs

Endocarditis and other invasive bacterial infections are not nearly as feared as HIV and HCV, despite the fact that the former are far more immediately life threatening and way more difficult to treat.

By Paul E. Sax, M.D. for NEJM Journal Watch

Many Factors -- From Marijuana to Heart Disease -- Tied to Mental Slowing With HIV

Several diseases and behaviors are linked to decreased mental function in older HIV-positive men compared with older men without HIV, according to results of a careful comparison.

By The Center for AIDS Information & Advocacy

Teens Born With HIV Are at Increased Risk of Heart Disease, Says NIH: Is Medication to Blame?

This article was reported by Medical Daily.

Medical Daily reported on a National Institutes of Health study of heart disease risk in HIV-positive adolescents. The researchers investigated 165 adolescents ages 15 and older who were born with HIV, as ...

By Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV JournalView: September 2012

We tell our patients that HIV has become like other chronic diseases -- and, largely, we believe it. These patients are aging along with us, and clinic visits have become more like routine checkups with continued praise for undetectable viral loads a...

By David Alain Wohl, M.D.