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Mortality Is Way Down Among People With HIV in the U.S.

A new report from the CDC highlights encouraging trends in death rates among people with HIV in the U.S., and is explicit in associating them with strong and concerted public health interventions.

By David Alain Wohl, M.D.
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What Drives Lower Life Expectancy for People With HIV in the U.S.?

Given the decline in mortality among people living with HIV in the U.S., it’s no surprise that the difference in life expectancy between those with and without the virus is shrinking. But the disparities that remain are striking.

By David Alain Wohl, M.D.
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Neighborhood Is a Factor in Women’s HIV Viral Load During Pregnancy

A reasonably understandable initial response to this important study could be “WTF”—but the forces that conspire to harm people of color and people living in poverty are persistent and intransigent.

By David Alain Wohl, M.D.
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Robert Redfield’s Epic COVID Failure Is Not a Surprise to Many HIV and Public Health Experts

They say that the longtime HIV researcher already had a sketchy record that made him the perfect Trump flunky.

By Tim Murphy
Juan Berenguer, M.D., Ph.D. and Antonio Urbina, M.D.

Immediate HIV Treatment Initiation With Integrase Inhibitors Leads to Large Drop in Secondary HIV Transmission Among MSM

Integrase inhibitors are known to be potent first-line therapy options. Recent research suggests their benefits extend to onward HIV prevention as well.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W. and Myles Helfand
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Real Talk at SYNChronicity 2020: Black Women Are Essential to Eliminating HIV

Open conversations between care providers and Black women are vitally important in order to empower women with information about HIV and how to protect their health.

By Juan Michael Porter II
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This Week in HIV Research: Existing Solutions Won't Close the Race Gap

June 18, 2020: Existing evidence-based interventions aren't enough to close HIV's racial gap; transgender patient outcomes in the HIV care continuum; meeting long-term needs of formerly incarcerated people; acute respiratory illness severity and HIV status.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
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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
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Are Providers Ignoring Anal Sex as a Health Care Issue for Women at Risk for HIV and Cancer?

Recent studies examine the role anal sex is playing in HIV rates and anal cancer among women.

By Kenyon Farrow
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This Week in HIV Research: There’s No Such Thing as Too Much Data

May 7, 2020: Epidemiological factors among transgender women; revised PrEP indication estimates for MSM; trends in HIV strain similarity between younger and older MSM; current hepatitis C epidemic among British MSM with HIV.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand