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Is HIV Itself a Marker for Worse COVID-19 Outcomes? Research Remains Mixed

Over a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, clinicians’ worst fears about HIV and COVID-19 don’t appear to have materialized—but there remains a lot of uncertainty.

By Larry Buhl
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This Week in HIV Research: The Bridges We Strive to Make

Jan. 28, 2021: COVID-19 information mistrust among Black PLWH; opportunities to intervene prior to deadly drug overdoses; we're unprepared for end-of-life needs for aging PLWH; hospitalization disparities despite universal health care.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
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This Week in HIV Research: Health in Unity

Jan. 21, 2021: Dyad-level interventions in serodiscordant relationships; using social media to improve PrEP uptake; HCV prevalence among MSM; the irrelevance of doxycycline prophylaxis against mycoplasma genitalium.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
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This Week in HIV Research: A Patient’s History Really Matters

Jan. 14, 2021: Interpersonal violence history and adverse HIV outcomes; the incidence and severity of breast cancer; the effect of menopause on integrase-associated weight gain; two-drug therapy for HIV treatment-experienced people.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
An HIV testing event with Melanie Thompson alongside staff from the AIDS Research Consoritum of Atlanta (ARCA) and Fulton County, Georgia, HIV prevention workers

Leading HIV Scientist Eulogizes a Pioneering Atlanta-Based Research Organization

“ARCA started because there was a heartbreaking need for new drugs to treat HIV,” says Melanie Thompson, M.D. “The landscape for HIV research has indeed changed, largely as a result of our successes.”

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
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This Week in HIV Research: Delivering Care Through Uncertainty

Jan. 7, 2021: HIV status and COVID-19 disease severity; associations between tobacco smoking, cancer incidence, viral load, and CD4 count; immune recovery on integrase inhibitors; using smart pill bottles to boost adherence.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
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NIH Restructures HIV Clinical Trial Networks; AIDS Director Touts Milestones

“You could think of this as ‘who is in and who is out,’ but in reality [restructuring] is more like changing chairs,” said Carl Dieffenbach, Ph.D.

By Larry Buhl
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What's New in U.S. HIV Clinical Treatment Guidelines

The latest update to official guidelines issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on the treatment and care of people living with HIV occurred within the perinatal HIV prevention guidelines on Dec. 20.

By Myles Helfand
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U.S. Waits on Approval of Long-Acting HIV Treatment Cabotegravir and Rilpivirine as European Union Gives the Green Light

The era of once-a-month HIV treatment has begun in the European Union—and it may soon commence in the U.S. as well. Long-acting pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is also on the horizon.

By Michael Broder
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This Week in HIV Research: Taking Stock of Our Epidemic

Dec. 17, 2020: HIV-related mortality in the U.S.; trends in extensive multidrug resistance; 96-week fostemsavir data; statins for microbial cancer prevention.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand