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This Week in HIV Research: Setting a New Bar

June 11, 2020: Diagnosis rates within a year of infection; rates of intentional non-daily PrEP use; neurological development in children of birth parents with HIV; point-of-care urine test to assess tenofovir levels.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
Lynne Mofenson

After Years of Decline, Perinatal HIV Transmission Has Hit a Plateau. Why?

This researcher has some ideas about what we need to do to address the problem.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
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One-Two Punch of Antibodies and Antiretrovirals Stops HIV Infection in Primate Infants

While it is too soon to tell, this research involving broadly neutralizing antibodies could point to new methods for preventing vertical transmission.

By Sony Salzman
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This Week in HIV Research: This Is Your Brain on Stigma

The impact of stigma on cognitive performance; risk factor dissonance among young black MSM; pregnancy and the HIV care continuum; new data on pediatric raltegravir use.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
Donna Futterman, M.D. and Rachel L. Epstein, M.D., M.A.

Too Few Teens and Youth Adults Using Opioids Are Screened for Hepatitis C and HIV, New Study Finds

Despite their increased risk, only one-third of adolescents and young adults with known opioid use disorder were screened for hepatitis C, according to a study released at the IDWeek conference in San Francisco.

By Kenyon Farrow
Eric Daar, M.D., and Claudia S. Crowell, M.D., M.P.H.

Neurological Conditions More Likely Among Children Exposed to Efavirenz in Utero

Efavirenz (Sustiva, Stocrin) use was associated with a 60% increased risk of neurological conditions in children, according to data presented at IDWeek 2018 in San Francisco.

By Sony Salzman
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ARVs and Children: New Research Shows the Devastating Impact of a Late Start

The first global comparison of adolescents who acquired HIV as newborns highlights the challenges around treatment for children in developing countries.

By Mary-Ann Davies and Amy Slogrove for The Conversation
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To Breastfeed or Not to Breastfeed While Living With HIV? Data Needed!

The risk of transmitting HIV through the breastmilk of virally suppressed women in high-income countries is not known.

By Barbara Jungwirth
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HIV Among Pregnant Women, Infants and Children in the United States

This recently updated fact sheet from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides a quick rundown of the latest HIV infection numbers and prevention challenges impacting new moms and moms-to-be.

By Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
HIV Rate in U.S. Falls Between 2011 and 2016, While Prevalence Climbs Img

HIV Rate in U.S. Falls Between 2011 and 2016, While Prevalence Climbs

HIV incidence fell about 9% overall in a five-year span, the CDC found, but it rose in some groups, including people 25 to 29 years old, Asians, and American Indians.

By Mark Mascolini