Immediate HIV Treatment Initiation With Integrase Inhibitors Leads to Large Drop in Secondary HIV Transmission Among MSM
Integrase inhibitors are known to be potent first-line therapy options. Recent research suggests their benefits extend to onward HIV prevention as well.
Sep. 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.
Sep. 3, 2020: A hepatitis C microelimination program for people living with HIV; PrEP concentrations and gender-affirming hormones; a collaborative intervention to improve opioid prescribing practices; TDF and fracture risk.
Aug. 20, 2020: HIV knowledge and stigma among health care workers in the southern U.S.; condomless sex vs. HIV risk among MSM; how drug class choice may affect onward transmission risk; STI screening rates among MSM on PrEP.
With Several Curative Therapies for Hepatitis C on the Market, the Research Pipeline for Prevention Continues
The authors of an influential annual report on hepatitis C research and development talk through what's new and evolving in clinical science.
July 30, 2020: HIV prevention shortfalls among adolescents of color; PrEP use among trans people; PrEP information gaps among women of color; the case for vacation-based (a.k.a. episodic) PrEP.
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.
New data presented at AIDS 2020 show the long-acting injectable drug cabotegravir proved superior to daily oral TDF/FTC for MSM and transgender women.
June 18, 2020: Existing evidence-based interventions aren't enough to close HIV's racial gap; transgender patient outcomes in the HIV care continuum; meeting long-term needs of formerly incarcerated people; acute respiratory illness severity and HIV status.
Kaiser Permanente’s 2-1-1 pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) program shows event-driven dosing works.