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This Week in HIV Research: We Need to Better Serve Our Teens

April 8, 2021: PrEP “contemplation” and uptake among adolescents; adolescent perception of HIV risk; HIV diagnosis rates among transgender people; PrEP and HIV incidence in Scotland.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
dapivirine vaginal ring

This Week in HIV Research: Where the Rubber Meets the Ring

Sept. 10, 2020: Concomitant use of vaginal rings with condoms; benefits of more frequent HIV screening for young MSM; Black MSM, substance use, and the PrEP continuum; HIV outcomes stratified by anti-LGTBQ policy across U.S. states.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
busy hospital

To Increase Access to HIV Post-Exposure Prophylaxis, New York State Updated Its Guidelines for Clinicians

If you’re a provider in or outside the state, you’ll want to read these new guidelines.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
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
Lynne Mofenson

After Years of Decline, Perinatal HIV Transmission Has Hit a Plateau. Why?

This researcher has some ideas about what we need to do to address the problem.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
selective focus image of Gilead Truvada for PrEP

This Week in HIV Research: PrEP So White

May 21, 2020: PrEP demographics by health insurance claim data; pediatricians call for better PrEP formulations for teens; weight gain after switching from TDF to TAF; two-drug regimen efficacy when baseline viral load is high.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
woman working in the medical lab

One-Two Punch of Antibodies and Antiretrovirals Stops HIV Infection in Primate Infants

While it is too soon to tell, this research involving broadly neutralizing antibodies could point to new methods for preventing vertical transmission.

By Sony Salzman
Young people walking with the Lincoln Memorial in the background

Washington, D.C. Youth Face Barriers to HIV Prevention and Sexual Health

Young people in the nation's capital are living in the middle of some of the worst structural and systemic inequalities in America. We should be helping them out.

By Chase Alston
Shadow of a man

Preventing HIV Among Young, Black Teens With Mental Illness

Bridgette Brawner, Ph.D., APRN, was recently honored for her research on heterosexually active black teens with mental illness -- a group that's under-represented in HIV prevention campaigns.

By Sony Salzman
Adult HIV Prevalence and Estimated Number of Adults and Children Infected With HIV, 2016

HIV Prevention and Treatment Strategies for Africa's Growing Teen and Young Adults Are Central to Future World Progress

For the world's HIV epidemics to be controlled, effective community-based prevention programs reaching adolescents and young people, especially in sub-Saharan Africa, need to be developed, funded, and scaled up.

By Sam Avrett