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CROI 2014: HIV Prevention and the PARTNERS Study (Video) Img

CROI 2014: HIV Prevention and the PARTNERS Study (Video)

The PARTNERS study showed a lot of promise for treatment as prevention, and could also have a lot of positive repercussions regarding pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). A few leading researchers weigh in.

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Insight Into HIV Transmission Risk When the Viral Load Is Undetectable and No Condom Is Used

If a major study found "zero" cases of HIV transmission among mixed-status couples, why did it also find that the risk was higher than zero?

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CROI 2014: HIV and Women's Issues (Video)

Heidi Nass of the AIDS Treatment Activists Coalition talks with medical sociologist Kristi Stringer and HIV prevention researcher Sharon Hillier about HIV stigma and its relationship to postpartum depression. The three women also discuss the role of ...

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What Major HIV Research Developments Does 2014 Hold in Store?

In a field of research as rapidly evolving as HIV, new developments come fast and furious; anticipating the research that’s most likely to make waves can be a challenge. That’s why we turn to experts for their thoughts, predictions and educated guesses.

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Safer Sex Without a Condom: The PARTNER Study

Ever since the HPTN Study 052, we've concluded that having an undetectable HIV viral load strongly reduces the risk of HIV transmission. But how safe is condomless sex if one's viral load is undetectable?

The PARTNER Study is an ongoing large Europe...

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Zero HIV Infections Seen Through Condomless Sex When HIV-Positive Partner Is on Effective Treatment

Zero cases of HIV transmission were observed in mixed-status couples when the HIV-positive partner was on treatment with a viral load below 200, according to a study presented by Alison Rodger, M.D., at CROI 2014 in Boston. However, the result comes ...

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Should HIV-Serodiscordant Couples Always Take Preventive Measures? Experts Debate

You're in a long-term, committed, monogamous relationship with a loving partner. You don't have HIV, but your partner does -- and is on stable, successful HIV treatment. Is unprotected sex "safe enough"?

Recreational Drug Use Associated With Increased High-Risk Sexual Behaviors Among Young Gay Men Living With HIV Img

Recreational Drug Use Associated With Increased High-Risk Sexual Behaviors Among Young Gay Men Living With HIV

Intense recreational drug use and high-risk sex are strongly linked in young HIV-infected MSM (men who have sex with men). This may have negative impacts on treatment adherence and virus transmission, requiring targeted harm-reduction advice and supp...

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Detectable HIV May Be in Semen Despite Viral Suppression in Blood

Roughly one out of every 13 gay men in a recent study had detectable HIV in their semen but an undetectable viral load in their bloodstream.

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Repeating Patterns: However, "Critical Consciousness" Can Break the Cycle of Abuse

Interview with Gwendolyn Kelso, M.A., and doctoral student on the study "Critical Consciousness, Perceived Racial Discrimination and Perceived Gender Discrimination in Relation to Demographics and HIV Status in African-American Women" at the 19th Int...