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This Week in HIV Research: Do As We Say, Not As We Do

July 9, 2020: Abysmal HIV testing rates in U.S. ambulatory care settings; STI testing frequency in PrEP users; trends in U.S. PrEP uptake; integrating opioid therapy with HCV care in people who inject drugs.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
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This Week in HIV Research: As Pill Burden Drops, Pill Cost Rises

Feb. 6, 2020: HIV medication costs outpace inflation; HIV's role in attenuating childhood vaccinations; the challenges of researching effects of medications during pregnancy; the need for localized HIV interventions in the U.S.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
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New York City Makes Strides in HIV Diagnosis Times, More Work Ahead

Reducing the time between contracting HIV and being diagnosed and starting treatment is key to ending the epidemic, this study finds.

By Sony Salzman
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Black Gay Men in the Ballroom Scene Experience a Unique Form of HIV Prevention

Though not as widely studied, there are many ways that men who belong to the gay family networks of the ballroom scene may be getting an HIV intervention.

By Mathew Rodriguez
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This Week in HIV Research: Today's Prescription Courtesy of Dr. Robot

Oct. 24, 2019: A computerized antiretroviral recommendation tool; higher Fiebig stage equals more frequent viral load blips; low prescription refill rates among Americans starting treatment; internalized stigma and HIV outcomes.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
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Washington, D.C. Youth Face Barriers to HIV Prevention and Sexual Health

Young people in the nation's capital are living in the middle of some of the worst structural and systemic inequalities in America. We should be helping them out.

By Chase Alston
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HIV Testing Among Black Gay and Bisexual Men Remains 'Suboptimal,' Study Finds

Black men who have sex with men test in high numbers over a lifetime, but not frequently or recently.

By Stephen Hicks
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Top 10 HIV/AIDS-Related Clinical Developments of 2011

David Wohl, M.D., takes an in-depth look at this year's most critical HIV-related studies, and explains how each one may change how we prevent and treat HIV in 2012 and beyond. (Fair warning: This article can get pretty technical, but each story has ...

By David Alain Wohl, M.D.
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The Effect of Peer-Driven Intervention on Rates of Screening for AIDS Clinical Trials Among African Americans and Hispanics

The study authors examined the efficacy of a peer-driven intervention to increase screening rates for AIDS clinical trials among African Americans and Hispanics with HIV/AIDS.

The intervention (six hours of structured sessions and the opportunity to...

By CDC National Prevention Information Network
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Study: HIV Detection Varies by Method

The odds of detecting HIV infection in African-American men vary according to the type of testing approach used, according to a new study.

CDC recently reported that men who have sex with men accounted for 61 percent of all new HIV infections in 200...

By CDC National Prevention Information Network