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Conference Centre at 10th IAS Conference on HIV Science (IAS 2019), Mexico City, Mexico
Conference Coverage

Does Descovy Really Work Better Than Truvada for PrEP? One Researcher Raises Questions About the DISCOVER Trial Results

Newly presented data from IAS 2019 spark discussion about study populations, study endpoints, and potential weight gain.

Christoph D. Spinner
Conference Coverage

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
Conference Coverage

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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News

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.

man getting vaccine
News

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

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

Mexico City's Downtown At Twilight
Conference Coverage

IAS 2019: What to Expect in HIV Science

Six thousand HIV researchers and experts are expected to make their way to Mexico City for the 10th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Science, which will feature more than 1,000 abstracts highlighting the latest findings in HIV treatment, prevention, and public health policy.

Contraception pills on blue background
News

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.

Smiling man holding a banner reading "I AIN'T SORRY" during Stockholm Pride Parade
News

Racism and Homophobia in Health Care Settings May Reduce PrEP Uptake for Young Black Gay and Bisexual Men, Study Finds

Racial segregation and medical mistrust in Milwaukee may keep pre-exposure prophylaxis out of their hands.

Demetre Daskalakis
Interviews

In New York City, PrEP on Demand Is Now on the Menu for Men Who Have Sex With Men

On-demand pre-exposure prophylaxis may be best for people with episodic risk who cannot or would prefer not to take the pill every day.

Woman biting into apple
News

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.