Dec. 12, 2019: A lot of catchup to do before “Ending the HIV Epidemic”; the value of online HIV self-test distribution; viral suppression is about more than basic HIV treatment services; effect of hormone therapy on PrEP levels.
Men with a main partner used drugs during sex at similar rates to those with only casual partners. But studying couples could lead to HIV prevention programs that could reduce racial disparity.
This population is under-represented in HIV data, and few prevention or treatment interventions exist to support them. A new meta-analysis hopes to paint a picture of what's needed.
Sep. 5, 2019: An extra decade of "heart age"; stop grouping trans women with MSM; women often have anal cancer precursor lesions; hep C treatment success doesn't equal more risk behavior.
Aug. 8, 2019: Casual sex partners increase among U.S. MSM; why some MSM undervalue PrEP; proteinuria prevalence and fracture risk; cannabis, cocaine, and inflammation in people living with HIV.
June 20, 2019: Housing stability and HIV viremia; how the stigma of poverty affects viral load; the best time to employ syringe services; promise for the practice of index testing.
Our HIV research agenda has to address the world outside of a clinical trial, vaccine researcher Stephaun E. Wallace, Ph.D., argues.
"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.
Epidemiologists are using a combination of molecular surveillance and tuberculosis-style contact tracing in hopes of helping local health departments curb HIV transmissions.
April 4, 2019: what’s driving the HIV outbreak in northeastern Massachusetts; race-gender HIV disparities among Baltimore sex workers; high PrEP interest, low awareness among southern black women; naltrexone implants for opioid dependence.