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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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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
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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
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Addiction Science: What Policy Makers Need to Know

Addiction needs to be addressed by prevention and treatment, but policy makers need skin in the game too.

By Barbara Jungwirth
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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?

By Larry Buhl
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Trans Women Are Increasingly A Focus of HIV Programs, But What About their Cisgender Male Partners?

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.

By Martha Kempner
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This Week in HIV Research: Damming the Cascade of Unmet Needs

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.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
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This Week in HIV Research: Many Black MSM on PrEP Are Already Positive

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.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
Continuing Care Needed for HIV-Positive People After Hospitalization for Mental Health Issues Img

Continuing Care Needed for HIV-Positive People After Hospitalization for Mental Health Issues

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...

By Sean R. Hosein for Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange
Phone Calls Key in Improving Retention in Higher-Risk Patients Living With HIV Img

Phone Calls Key in Improving Retention in Higher-Risk Patients Living With HIV

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...

By Mark Mascolini