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From Incarceration to Post-Release, Local Programs Improve Inmate Care for HIV and Hepatitis C

Two models, one from Washington State and another from Los Angeles County, can be duplicated elsewhere to get people into care, experts say.

By Stephen Hicks

Studying HIV and STI Testing Preferences in Men Who Have Sex With Men

Our series on mentor-mentee researchers continues with Ellen Eaton, M.D., and Kelsie Dodson, with the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

By Jeanine Barone

Why Nurses Should Take the HIV Self-Test

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.

By Amanda Lee and Mark Hayter for The Conversation

Nurse-Led Pilot Program Boosts HIV, Hepatitis C Diagnosis Rates

"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."

By Sony Salzman

How Innovation Can Help End the AIDS Epidemic by 2030

"A new approach is being piloted. The idea is to test if point-of-care viral load monitoring is in reach."

By Glenda Gray for The Conversation

Too Few Teens and Youth Adults Using Opioids Are Screened for Hepatitis C and HIV, New Study Finds

Despite their increased risk, only one-third of adolescents and young adults with known opioid use disorder were screened for hepatitis C, according to a study released at the IDWeek conference in San Francisco.

By Kenyon Farrow

This Week in HIV Research: Not-So-Routine Testing

Missed chances for HIV testing; depressive symptoms associated with detectable HIV viral load; perceived HIV discrimination declines overall; zoledronic acid beats TDF switching for bone mass improvement.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand

This Week in HIV Research: Self-Testing Passes a Big Test

HIV self-testing vs. professional HIV testing; the most effective influenza vaccine strategies for people with HIV; how age can affect flu vaccine efficacy; early HIV treatment and CD4:CD8 ratio normalization.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand

This Week in HIV Research: Why It's Good to Integrate Primary Care With HIV Care

Primary care + HIV care = improved health care engagement; the efficacy of different HIV testing and treatment interventions; abdominal fat and hypertension rates; the ethics of HIV phylogenetics.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand

This Week in HIV Research: Our High Tally of Glucose Disorders

Long-term glucose disorders; anal vs. cervical HPV; PrEP adherence among U.S. veterans; economic incentives to spur HIV testing.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand