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News

This Week in HIV Research: Disclosing Our Disparities

Sept. 17, 2020: HIV prevalence gaps between Latinx people and non-Latinx white people; Obamacare awareness and perceptions among HIV clinicians; the relationship between pain and HIV; cancer mortality trends among PLWH.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
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Loneliness Linked to Poorer Brain Health and Reduced Quality of Life in HIV

As CATIE reports, a Canadian study found that people living with HIV were more likely to be lonely than the average person—and that loneliness grew more common the younger a person with HIV was.

By Sean R. Hosein for Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange
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Research

This Week in HIV Research: The Mind Matters

July 23, 2020: Depression and HIV risk mitigation among MSM; a consistent HIV provider is good for CD4 and viral load; spirituality and HIV prevention; HCV treatment access and reinfection risk.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
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News

This Week in HIV Research: Links in a Chain

July 16, 2020: Starting HIV treatment during hospitalization for people who use drugs; type of substance use affects viral suppression odds; benefits of a cross-disciplinary medical support team; does STI recency dictate PrEP necessity for women?

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
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Features

Holistic Care Pays Dividends in Managing HIV, Study Finds

It’s more than just HIV, but comprehensive care systems aren’t as available as they should be.

By Larry Buhl
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Conference Coverage

For Older Americans With HIV, Holistic Health Concerns Often Outweigh the Virus Itself

A Chicago survey of people over 60 finds high self-reported viral suppression rates—but also clear signs that people need help navigating a range of other physical and mental health concerns.

By Myles Helfand
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News

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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News

COVID-19 Impacts Gay and Bisexual Men's Mental Health, Sexual Behavior, and Access to HIV/STI Services

This new study is the first to look at the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic on men who have sex with men.

By Kenyon Farrow
teleconference therapy
Features

With In-Person Counseling Banned During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Telehealth Can Be a Lifeline

Psychotherapy, as a part of comprehensive HIV care, may forever be transformed.

By Larry Buhl
minority stress theory
Features

Why All HIV Care Must Be Trauma-Informed Care

Giving good HIV care means taking into account the many marginalize identities patients can hold. And, being marginalized often comes with a lot of trauma.

By Chase Alston