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.
Could home-based self-swabs and mobile technology be helpful tools in the future of HIV prevention?
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.
Black men who have sex with men test in high numbers over a lifetime, but not frequently or recently.
May 30, 2019: Myocardial infarction risk among people with HIV; dolutegravir vs. efavirenz; a new way to estimate date of seroconversion; identifying people at imminent risk for disengagement from care.
Two models, one from Washington State and another from Los Angeles County, can be duplicated elsewhere to get people into care, experts say.
Our series on mentor-mentee researchers continues with Ellen Eaton, M.D., and Kelsie Dodson, with the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
People newly diagnosed with HIV must be able to access treatment and support, which could be improved if guided by people who have been taken the test themselves, researchers found.
"We're already triaging people," said Kara Vassily, RN, "so for us, this is another series of things we can do to get the rapid HIV and hepatitis C screening done."
"A new approach is being piloted. The idea is to test if point-of-care viral load monitoring is in reach."