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This Week in HIV Research: Our Immensely Intersectional Epidemic

Dec. 3, 2020: A simple scoring system for PrEP referral; integrating meth use and HIV prevention interventions; genetically linked HIV strains cross county lines; viral suppression rates in first vs. second pregnancies.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
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DoxyPEP for STIs: Are We Ready for Prophylactic Doxycycline for MSM on HIV PrEP?

A recent expert debate explored the pros and cons of prescribing the antibiotic as a preventive measure for a subset of people at especially high risk for sexually transmitted infections.

By Michael Broder
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For PrEP to Work, Shared Doctor-Patient Decision-Making Is Key

The process of choosing between PrEP options is often not straightforward. Oni Blackstock, M.D., explains how providers can help ensure their patients end up with the most successful option for them.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
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Understanding U=U Can Improve Health Outcomes for People Living with HIV—but the Message Matters

W. David Hardy, M.D., discusses the takeaway messages for HIV care providers after a recent research paper found that a third of all people living with HIV reported never discussing U=U with their provider.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
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This Week in HIV Research: Many Sizes Fit Many People

Oct. 15, 2020: Adherence barriers among Latinx MSM; Atlanta's Ending the HIV Epidemic priorities; Ryan White HIV service coordination; PrEP, white coat dosing, and drug resistance.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
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Taking a Sexual History Is an Essential Part of Good Health Care

Sex is a vital part of human life—and clinicians should be asking about it.

By Gigi Engle
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This Week in HIV Research: Incidence and Clinical Care Trends Among MSM

Oct. 1, 2020: HIV surveillance trends among U.S. MSM; health insurance and viral suppression; PrEP prescribing among motivated clinicians; PrEP sharing between MSM.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
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

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

Sept. 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