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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
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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
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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
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Investigational PrEP Injection, Dosed Every Other Month, Holds Up Against Daily PrEP in Phase 3 Study

The long-acting injectable drug cabotegravir proved non-inferior to daily oral TDF/FTC for MSM and transgender women.

By Kenyon Farrow
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Increased HIV Testing and Treatment for Black Bisexual Men May Have Played a Role in HIV Drop in Black Women. But Has the Stigma Gone Away?

Researchers say the “bisexual bridge” theory creates stigma and biphobia.

By Akilah Wise, Ph.D.
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COVID-19 Impacts Gay and Bisexual Men's Mental Health, Sexual Behavior, and Access to HIV/STI Services

This new study is the first to look at the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic on men who have sex with men.

By Kenyon Farrow
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This Week in HIV Research: There’s No Such Thing as Too Much Data

May 7, 2020: Epidemiological factors among transgender women; revised PrEP indication estimates for MSM; trends in HIV strain similarity between younger and older MSM; current hepatitis C epidemic among British MSM with HIV.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
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This Week in HIV Research: The Fast-Acting Power of Integrase

April 9, 2020: Rapid efficacy of integrase-based treatment; a potent PrEP ad campaign in Chicago; more frequent STI screening for PrEP users; Ryan White funding fuels critical rural HIV care and services.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
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A PrEP Pricing Pickle: Descovy Will Need a Drastic Discount to Be Worthwhile, Study Finds

With Truvada going generic soon in the U.S., public health officials will need to make some decisions to make access to both drugs sustainable.

By Myles Helfand
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This Week in HIV Research: Do You Believe in U=U?

Feb. 27, 2020: U=U perception vs. reality; frequency of incorrect self-reported viral load levels; how HIV transmission cluster predicts care continuum gaps; integrase inhibitor uptake and discontinuation.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand