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.
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.
Psychotherapy, as a part of comprehensive HIV care, may forever be transformed.
Addiction needs to be addressed by prevention and treatment, but policy makers need skin in the game too.
Common Antidepressant Reduces Meth Use and High-Risk Sexual Behavior for Gay and Bisexual Men and Transgender Women
Could this give hope to people struggling with crystal meth addiction?
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.
Unmet subsistence needs and clinical outcomes; finding HIV treatment success alongside quality-of-life issues; the potential value of facility-level HIV care continuum data; stimulant use and viral suppression.
High HIV prevalence among black MSM on PrEP; substance use reduction lessens depressive symptoms; correlations between pain symptoms and age; the impact of seroconversion and antiretroviral therapy on risk behaviors.
Researchers found that in the 90 days after being hospitalized for mental health issues, HIV-positive people were at increased risk for visits to the emergency department because of substance use disorders and were less likely to receive access to me...
An intervention to improve retention in HIV care had little impact on patients with depression or anxiety, alcohol use or drug use, in a 12-month study. However, among higher-risk patients who received at least 60% of intended intervention phone call...