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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
links in chain

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
raising the bar

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
beat goes on

This Week in HIV Research: The Beat Goes On

March 19, 2020: Mood disorders and metabolic syndrome; comorbidity burden among women living with HIV; two-year weight gain after switching to integrase; long-term adipose tissue density trends.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
young man taking pill

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
many maps overlapping

This Week in HIV Research: New Explorations of Antiretroviral Adherence

Nov. 14, 2019: Psychiatric disorders, adherence, and viral suppression; depression and adherence among women with HIV; using hair to link food insecurity and HIV viremia; a point-of-care test for tenofovir adherence.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
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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
Prison Cells

Strong Peer Networks in Prison Boost Overall Health, Study Finds

But other research links prisons themselves to mental health challenges and infectious disease outbreaks.

By Sony Salzman
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This Week in HIV Research: Braining Bad

Aug. 22, 2019: Links between thiamine deficiency and cognitive issues; HIV in cerebrospinal fluid and neurocognitive impairment; frailty, depression, and symptomatic cognitive issues; alcohol consumption and HIV disease progression.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
Young nurse handing prescription to senior woman

This Week in HIV Research: The Clinical Impacts of Stigma

July 25, 2019: Challenges in viral suppression for young, black women; stigma's impact on women's health; generalized anxiety disorder screening needed; how depression harms the brain.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand