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The First In-Human Chlamydia Vaccine Trial Shows Positive Immune Response

A chlamydia infection makes HIV acquisition more likely.

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Four PrEP Studies Address Challenges and Best Practices for Uptake and Retention

Four recent studies in JAIDS chiefly focused on PrEP provision to cisgender women and gay and bisexual men.

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This Week in HIV Research: Sex, Drugs, and Broken Bones

Aug. 8, 2019: Casual sex partners increase among U.S. MSM; why some MSM undervalue PrEP; proteinuria prevalence and fracture risk; cannabis, cocaine, and inflammation in people living with HIV.

Christoph D. Spinner

DISCOVER PrEP Trial Finds F/TAF Has Superior Load Time and Tail Compared to F/TDF

But given cost concerns, advocates question whether the benefits are enough to warrant dumping F/TDF as the go-to PrEP option.

Ivana Beesham

Experts Flummoxed By Conflicting New Data on STIs, HIV, and Long-Term Contraception in Sub-Saharan Africa

ECHO trial results and follow-up studies find unexpectedly low rates of some STIs among users of certain long-term hormonal contraceptives. They also find high HIV rates (unrelated to the contraceptives) that suggest considerable value for PrEP integration.

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This Week in HIV Research: When STIs Flock Together

July 18, 2019: Anal neoplasia risk amidst comorbid HPV and chlamydia; predictive modeling for PrEP outreach; long-term benefits of hepatitis C cure in coinfection; first-line therapy with dolutegravir/lamivudine.

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Large Scale HIV Vaccine Trial Announced, But PrEP May Challenge Enrollment

Will potential study participants choose a vaccine trial over getting access to PrEP?

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This Week in HIV Research: Cracking the Contraception Conundrum

July 11, 2019: Seroconversion while on long-acting contraceptives; cardiovascular risk in people with HIV; suboptimal testing in high-prevalence U.S. areas; E/C/F/TAF may be suitable for PEP.

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This Week in HIV Research: A Bite of the Apple

June 20, 2019: Housing stability and HIV viremia; how the stigma of poverty affects viral load; the best time to employ syringe services; promise for the practice of index testing.

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Researchers Discuss Ethics and Privacy Concerns About the Growing Field of HIV Adherence Monitoring

"A lot of patients want to know, 'Who else is going to see this data?'" said Peter Chai of Fenway Health in Boston.