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Two-Drug Regimen Is Being Studied as a Long-Acting Injectable. But Does It Work as a Daily Pill?

New analysis of the LATTE trial shows the two drugs cabotegravir and rilpivirine may also work as a daily oral formulation, which could be a bridge therapy for people who miss an injectable appointment.

By Sony Salzman
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Best Practices for Most Vulnerable Populations: Transgender People, Adolescents, and the Recently Incarcerated

"As we think about the care cascade, we can't even test people [for HIV] to diagnose them if we can't get them in the door to a health care setting," one clinician said.

By Sony Salzman
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Two-Drug HIV Regimen Works Well Except in People With Low CD4 Count, Study Finds

The combination of dolutegravir and lamivudine is effective for treatment-naive patients regardless of age, gender, or race, according to a new subgroup analysis of the GEMINI clinical studies.

By Sony Salzman
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IDWeek 2019: What to Expect at This Year's Conference

We're covering the latest news and research from this major interdisciplinary meeting on infectious diseases, which takes place in Washington, D.C., from Oct. 2 to Oct. 6.

By Sony Salzman
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What Is the State of the Art in HIV Treatment and Prevention?

With several new regimens nearing late-stage trials, a new generation of HIV antiretrovirals may soon be entering the marketplace.

By Sony Salzman
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Triumeq Virologically Superior to Boosted-Atazanavir Regimen in Women's Trial

A fixed-dose combination of dolutegravir plus abacavir/lamivudine proved virologically superior to once-daily ritonavir-boosted atazanavir plus tenofovir/emtricitabine, in a large study of women with HIV.

By Mark Mascolini
Joseph Eron Jr., M.D.

If at First an HIV Viral Load Blips, Test, Test (the Same Sample) Again

If an HIV-positive patient's viral load test results come back between 50 copies/mL and 200 copies/mL, consider retesting the same blood sample, Joseph Eron Jr., M.D., recommends. New study results suggest that the retest results may alter a clinicia...

By Myles Helfand
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What's Hot in HIV Cure Research?

When it comes to an HIV cure, what do we know now and what are the main areas of focus for future research? Irini Sereti, M.D., reviewed and analyzed the current strategies in cure research, during a presentation at IDWeek 2016 in New Orleans.

By Warren Tong
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HIV Research Preview for IDWeek 2016

Here's a look at some of the noteworthy HIV research being presented at IDWeek 2016 in New Orleans from Oct. 25 to 30.

By Warren Tong
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What Can We Learn From HIV-Positive Patients Who Control the Virus After Stopping Treatment?

In this interview, Matthew Perkins, M.D., discusses the interest in post-treatment controllers -- people living with HIV who are able to control the virus for a period of time after stopping therapy -- and the first study such individuals.

By Olivia G. Ford