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Donna Futterman, M.D. and Rachel L. Epstein, M.D., M.A.
People Who Use Drugs

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.

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Bone

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.

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Colds and Influenza

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.

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News Analysis

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.

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Metabolic

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.

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CDC Estimates 3-Year Average Gap Between HIV Transmission and Diagnosis in U.S.

Despite progress, time to diagnosis for many high-risk groups stretches into years.

Jason Zucker, M.D.
IDWeek

Better Use of Electronic Health Records Might Help Close HIV Testing Gap in U.S.

Jason Zucker, M.D., discusses how we can use computer algorithms to help ensure that undiagnosed people with HIV are tested, thus increasing the likelihood of them moving forward on the HIV care cascade.

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British Columbia Study Finds HIV Testing and Treatment Programs Save Money

Researchers found that, although HIV testing and treatment cost money, over the long term their impact on health resulted in savings because fewer people became infected with HIV.

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IAS (International AIDS Society) Conference

Early ART and Testing HIV Negative With Rapid HIV Tests

Very early initiation of ART, followed by several years of viral suppression, can have a relatively common outcome of testing HIV negative using rapid HIV tests.

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HIV Self-Test Helps ID 'Hidden People' With HIV Across the Globe, but Questions Remain

OraQuick use is being scaled up across the globe -- but, as with any new technology, some experts are worried about possible implications of a rollout in Africa, Asia and other less-wealthy regions where HIV is a major public health crisis.