Oct. 22, 2020: Impact of COVID-19 shutdowns on HIV viral suppression; unsuppressed HIV viral load despite no treatment failure; point-of-care rapid testing vs. lab testing; it's not about "what," it's about "when."
Oct. 1, 2020: HIV surveillance trends among U.S. MSM; health insurance and viral suppression; PrEP prescribing among motivated clinicians; PrEP sharing between MSM.
Immediate HIV Treatment Initiation With Integrase Inhibitors Leads to Large Drop in Secondary HIV Transmission Among MSM
Integrase inhibitors are known to be potent first-line therapy options. Recent research suggests their benefits extend to onward HIV prevention as well.
Aug. 20, 2020: HIV knowledge and stigma among health care workers in the southern U.S.; condomless sex vs. HIV risk among MSM; how drug class choice may affect onward transmission risk; STI screening rates among MSM on PrEP.
April 9, 2020: Rapid efficacy of integrase-based treatment; a potent PrEP ad campaign in Chicago; more frequent STI screening for PrEP users; Ryan White funding fuels critical rural HIV care and services.
March 5, 2020: How U=U reduces more than HIV transmission; "other" HPV strain risks post-vaccination; vitamin E for nonalcoholic steatohepatitis; HCV therapy and increased cardiovascular risk.
Feb. 27, 2020: U=U perception vs. reality; frequency of incorrect self-reported viral load levels; how HIV transmission cluster predicts care continuum gaps; integrase inhibitor uptake and discontinuation.
Jan. 9, 2020: Bone loss after HIV treatment initiation; aging and antiretroviral dosage; more U=U evidence for women; viral suppression and executive function.
What Needs to Happen Before California Pharmacies Can Sell PrEP and PEP Without an Initial Prescription
Pharmacists will increasingly play a role in pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) access in California.
Oct. 10, 2019: Long-term viral suppression = zero genital tract shedding among women; HIV treatment initiation and sexual risk among MSM; PrEP interest vs. uptake among trans women of color; polypharmacy among people living with HIV.