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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
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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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
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Researchers Discuss the Lessons of the HIV Vaccine Trial That Terminated Earlier This Year

HVTN 702 may not have proven an effective vaccine, but scientists still learned from the research.

By Barbara Jungwirth
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This Week in HIV Research: The Long Road to the End

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.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
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This Week in HIV Research: My Achy-Breaky Heart

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.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
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The First In-Human Chlamydia Vaccine Trial Shows Positive Immune Response

A chlamydia infection makes HIV acquisition more likely.

By Sony Salzman
Ivana Beesham

Experts Flummoxed By Conflicting New Data on STIs, HIV, and Long-Term Contraception in Sub-Saharan Africa

ECHO trial results and follow-up studies find unexpectedly low rates of some STIs among users of certain long-term hormonal contraceptives. They also find high HIV rates (unrelated to the contraceptives) that suggest considerable value for PrEP integration.

By Sony Salzman
Mexico City's Downtown At Twilight

IAS 2019: What to Expect in HIV Science

Six thousand HIV researchers and experts are expected to make their way to Mexico City for the 10th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Science, which will feature more than 1,000 abstracts highlighting the latest findings in HIV treatment, prevention, and public health policy.

By Sony Salzman
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This Week in HIV Research: A Bite of the Apple

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.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand