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Depression Linked to Cognitive Dysfunction in HIV-Positive Women

More research is needed to understand the connections between HIV, mental health, and the neurocircuitry that controls executive function.

By Martha Kempner

TAF as Effective as TDF in Cisgender Women, With Fewer Side Effects

A pooled analysis presented at CROI 2019 showed fewer kidney and bone density issues with tenofovir alafenamide in cisgender women than were found with the older formulation.

By Martha Kempner

Viral Reservoir Can Explain Persistent Low Level Viremia With Good Adherence on ART

A CROI 2019 study suggests the dynamics of HIV proliferation in the viral reservoir might explain why viral load sometimes fails to become undetectable, especially when adherence is good.

By Simon Collins for HIV i-Base

Really Rapid Review: International AIDS Conference 2018, Amsterdam

Paul Sax, M.D., provides highlights of the important and interesting studies that caught his eye at AIDS 2018.

By Paul E. Sax, M.D. for NEJM Journal Watch

Blood, Hair, or Urine? Weighing PrEP Adherence Options Beyond Self-Report

There are a number of measures determine adherence to PrEP, each with benefits and drawbacks. Currently, no one guideline or definitive standard is being used.

By Stephen Hicks

U=U Offers a 'Message of Hope' for People Living With HIV -- and Providers Need to Spread the Word

Leading researchers and clinicians who influence best practices for conversations about the direct and indirect impact of HIV infection and treatment agree that communications regarding transmission must shift.

By Ace Robinson

HIV 'Providers' Aren't Just Doctors: An Interview With Gerald Friedland, M.D.

At the recent Adherence 2018 Conference, Friedland emphasized the importance of engaging providers, as well as expanding the definition of HIV providers beyond the clinical setting to include social workers, HIV test counselors, and lawyers.

By Stephen Hicks

Adherence 2018 Panel Tackles Violence and Its Impact on the HIV Care Continuum

A panel at the 13th annual International Conference on HIV Treatment and Prevention Adherence discussed the ways in which violence complicates health outcomes for people with HIV.

By Stephen Hicks

Data Collection Is Revolutionizing HIV Surveillance and Care, but at the Cost of Privacy?

Providers and researchers at the Adherence 2018 Conference discussed the role of data and surveillance through several approaches and how they are being used to understand local and global epidemics, marshal resources, and mobilize stakeholders for i...

By Kenyon Farrow

Dr. Gina Brown on Highlights of Research on Women and HIV From CROI 2018

Gina Brown, M.D., shares her reflections on some of the many research findings about HIV prevention, care, and treatment for women and girls presented at CROI 2018.