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This Week in HIV Research: Under One Roof

March 18, 2021: Improving viral suppression among PLWH experiencing homelessness; co-located PrEP services for trans women; subsidized health care and PrEP uptake; Heplisav-B hepatitis B vaccine efficacy in PLWH.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
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This Week in HIV Research: To Sleep, Perchance to Dream

Feb. 18, 2021: Insomnia rates among PLWH; trends in multimorbidity diagnosis; viral load control loss in the modern HIV treatment era; acceptability of HIV self-test dissemination methods.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
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This Week in HIV Research: What Risk Compensation?

Feb. 4, 2021: STI rates among PrEP users; how Medicaid expansion affects HIV testing and PrEP rates; utilizing mental health care providers in PrEP uptake; adapting HIV care in the COVID era.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
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Elevated Dementia Risk Persists Among Older People Living With HIV

Even among people on modern HIV treatment, just over a quarter of PLWH are diagnosed with dementia by age 80, compared to just under 14% of HIV-negative people, according to a new U.S. study.

By Larry Buhl
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This Week in HIV Research: A Patient’s History Really Matters

Jan. 14, 2021: Interpersonal violence history and adverse HIV outcomes; the incidence and severity of breast cancer; the effect of menopause on integrase-associated weight gain; two-drug therapy for HIV treatment-experienced people.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
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Will the Biden-Harris Administration Breathe Life Back Into Vital HIV and Hepatitis Programs?

We spoke with Amy Killelea at NASTAD, a major national health policy advocacy organization, about the priorities she sees in January 2021 and beyond.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
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This Week in HIV Research: What’s in Your Head

Nov. 12, 2020: The most significant burdens experienced by PLWH; asymptomatic neurocognitive impairment and HAND risk; financial incentives for improving HIV knowledge and testing; linking HIV and COVID-19 testing.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
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How to De-Escalate Conflict in HIV Care and Community Health

For some clients, escalation is how they communicate that they feel unsafe or feel that their needs are not being taken seriously.

By Juan Michael Porter II
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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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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