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Prison Release and Inequality Tied to HIV Prevalence in 12-City U.S. Study Img

Prison Release and Inequality Tied to HIV Prevalence in 12-City U.S. Study

Measures of prison release, inequality and poverty were independently associated with higher HIV prevalence, in a study presented at IDWeek 2016.

High Sexually Transmitted Infection Rates Spur Condom Debate Img

High Sexually Transmitted Infection Rates Spur Condom Debate

At the recent IDWeek 2016 conference in New Orleans, researchers presented data to try and answer the question: What's causing the rising STI rates among gay and bisexual men over the past several years?

HIV Treatment Reduces but Does Not Abolish CNS Inflammation in Past Substance Users Img

HIV Treatment Reduces but Does Not Abolish CNS Inflammation in Past Substance Users

Antiretroviral therapy reduced systemic and central nervous system (CNS) inflammation in past substance users compared with nonusers, according to the results of a study presented at IDWeek 2016.

Brian Wood, M.D.

Benefits and Barriers to Decentralized HIV Care for Patients in Underserved Communities

People living with HIV who must travel long distances to their HIV care providers -- or are out of care due to a shortage of local providers -- are highly vulnerable to disease progression, which increases the likelihood of transmitting HIV. Brian Wo...

Raltegravir-Based Third-Line ART in Children and Adolescents Img

Raltegravir-Based Third-Line ART in Children and Adolescents

Five case studies from Uganda showed good responses in children and adolescents receiving raltegravir-based third-line ART.

Virological Response Without Routine Viral Load Monitoring in Children: Results From the ARROW Trial Img

Virological Response Without Routine Viral Load Monitoring in Children: Results From the ARROW Trial

Reassuring virological outcomes without routine viral load monitoring shown in the ARROW trial but viral rebound greater than 5000 copies/mL should prompt switch to second-line, according to data presented 8th International Workshop on HIV Paediatric...

Raltegravir in HIV-Exposed Neonates Img

Raltegravir in HIV-Exposed Neonates

Daily raltegravir was well tolerated and met pharmacokinetic targets in full term HIV-exposed infants at high risk of infection, in a study presented at the 8th International Workshop on HIV Paediatrics.

For Women Who Trade Sex, a Brief Intervention That Addresses Violence and Reduces HIV Risk Img

For Women Who Trade Sex, a Brief Intervention That Addresses Violence and Reduces HIV Risk

To address sex workers' disproportionate HIV burden, John Hopkins researchers worked with community advocates to develop a short dialogue-based intervention integrating violence support with HIV outreach that showed high feasibility and acceptability...

Food Insecurity Tied to Stigma and Depression in U.S. Women Living With HIV Img

Food Insecurity Tied to Stigma and Depression in U.S. Women Living With HIV

Analysis of 1,238 HIV-positive U.S. women found associations between food insecurity (limited access to nutritional food) and both depressive symptoms and internalized HIV stigma.

Maraviroc Fails to Block SIV Infection in Orally Exposed Infant Macaques Img

Maraviroc Fails to Block SIV Infection in Orally Exposed Infant Macaques

Twice-daily oral maraviroc (Selzentry, Celsentri) failed to prevent SIV infection in infant macaques orally exposed to the virus, but the findings do not rule out potential use in human infants.