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This Week in HIV Research: What's in a Blip?

Aug. 29, 2019: Viral load blips, low-level viremia, and eventual virologic failure; pinpointing non-adherence as a cause of HIV treatment failure; HIV care costs vary widely throughout U.S.; Kaposi sarcoma incidence in the modern HIV treatment era.

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This Week in HIV Research: Damming the Cascade of Unmet Needs

Unmet subsistence needs and clinical outcomes; finding HIV treatment success alongside quality-of-life issues; the potential value of facility-level HIV care continuum data; stimulant use and viral suppression.

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Continuing Care Needed for HIV-Positive People After Hospitalization for Mental Health Issues

Researchers found that in the 90 days after being hospitalized for mental health issues, HIV-positive people were at increased risk for visits to the emergency department because of substance use disorders and were less likely to receive access to me...

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This Week in HIV Research: Where Support Is Lacking, the Virus Can Spread

Housing, social support, and HIV transmissibility among people who use drugs; concerning hepatitis C incidence trends in France; frailty among people aging with HIV; untreated HIV and brain atrophy.

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California: UCLA Receives $7 Million Grant to Investigate Links Between Substance Abuse and HIV Among Minority Men

The National Institute on Drug Abuse has awarded $7 million to the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), to research the links between substance abuse and HIV among Latino and African-American men who have sex with men (MSM). The research wou...

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Case Reports of Complications From Ketamine Use in Two MSM on Ritonavir-Based Combinations

Zhou and colleagues from Brighton and Sussex Hospitals presented a poster detailing two cases of bile duct and liver complications related to recreational use of ketamine.

Both patients had regularly used ketamine for 12 months and were taking riton...

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HIV Among Drug Using Populations: A Global Perspective

Transcript (.pdf)

For more information on this session, including access to speaker presentations, please see the conference Programme-at-a-Glance.

The International AIDS Society (IAS) in collaboration with the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NID...

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Use of Amphetamines Linked to Cancer

HIV infection, because it weakens the immune system, is linked to an increased risk for the development of certain cancers, including the following:

Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) lymphoma cervical cancer

This cancer risk arises in part because the vari...

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HIV-Infected IDUs in the HAART Era Survive in Rates Similar to That of HIV-Negative IDUs

It remains unclear whether HIV-infected injection drug users (IDUs) in the era of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) have durations of survival similar to those for comparable HIV-uninfected IDUs. The aim of the current study was to compare...

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HAART Found Effective in Former Crystal Meth Abusers

Methamphetamine (METH) use and HIV infection frequently co-exist, perhaps because METH use is associated with high-risk behaviors. The current study evaluated potential interactions between METH use and HIV infection among current METH users, abstine...