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Juan Berenguer, M.D., Ph.D. and Antonio Urbina, M.D.

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.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W. and Myles Helfand
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This Week in HIV Research: Where the Rubber Meets the Ring

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.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
Hep C virus

This Week in HIV Research: Hep C, That Other Epidemic Within an Epidemic

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.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
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This Week in HIV Research: What We Don’t Know Hurts Them

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.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
Annette Gaudino and Bryn Gay

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.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
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This Week in HIV Research: Solving the Riddle of Poor PrEP Uptake

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.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
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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
Vaccination being filled

Investigational PrEP Injection, Dosed Every Other Month, Beats Daily PrEP in Phase 3 Study

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.

By Kenyon Farrow
white man black man

This Week in HIV Research: Existing Solutions Won't Close the Race Gap

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.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
Truvada

New Study Shows Effectiveness of On-Demand PrEP

Kaiser Permanente’s 2-1-1 pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) program shows event-driven dosing works.

By Larry Buhl