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This Week in HIV Research: When STIs Flock Together

July 18, 2019: Anal neoplasia risk amidst comorbid HPV and chlamydia; predictive modeling for PrEP outreach; long-term benefits of hepatitis C cure in coinfection; first-line therapy with dolutegravir/lamivudine.

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This Week in HIV Research: Weighing Anchor on NRTI-Free Treatment

June 27, 2019: Long-term viability of NRTI-free salvage therapy; factors associated with HIV treatment interruption; evolution of frailty risk among older people; skin and soft tissue infections among people with HIV.

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This Week in HIV Research: The Racism of Perceived Risk

June 6, 2019: HIV/STI risk perceptions differ by race; psychosocial issues and HIV risk among young trans women; switching to dolutegravir/atazanavir; reports of severe hepatotoxicity on dolutegravir.

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This Week in HIV Research: I Screen, You Screen, We All Screen for HPV-Related Cancers

May 23, 2019: How CD4 variables over time affect anal cancer risk; when to consider anal pap smears for women; switching from E/C/F/TAF to ABC/3TC; new data on marijuana use among people with HIV.

This Week in HIV Research: The Perils of Polypharmacy

The risks of multiple non-HIV medication prescriptions; PrEP use and sexually transmitted infection incidence; how vaginal bacteria relate to HIV seroconversion; the effect of early treatment on HIV in the brain.

This Week in HIV Research: When Prioritizing Treatment, Look Beyond CD4

Gauging treatment priority when CD4 count is high; the effect of hepatitis C coinfection on response to HIV treatment; HIV, aging and comorbidity in Africa; PrEP and drug-resistant gonorrhea.

Response to HPV Vaccine Best in Women With Undetectable HIV Viral Load Img

Response to HPV Vaccine Best in Women With Undetectable HIV Viral Load

Women with undetectable HIV viral loads when they received the first of three injections of Gardasil produced significantly more antibodies to HPV than women whose viral load was not undetectable.

Disease Experts See Syphilis Diagnosis as Time to Re-Engage in HIV Care Img

Disease Experts See Syphilis Diagnosis as Time to Re-Engage in HIV Care

A recent analysis investigated the relationship between HIV and syphilis -- specifically, to find out what syphilis infection may mean for people with HIV in terms of HIV viral load and risk of transmission.

Cervical Lesions in Women With HIV May Point to Developing Anal Cancer Img

Cervical Lesions in Women With HIV May Point to Developing Anal Cancer

HIV-positive women who had precancerous cervical lesions (damaged tissue) in the past had a four times greater chance of precancerous anal lesions, according to a large French study. Human papillomavirus (HPV) infection can cause both cervical and an...

High Rate of New Infections With HPV Types Associated With a High Risk of Anal Cancer Among Gay Men Living With HIV

This article was reported by NAM aidsmap. NAM aidsmap reported that the incidence of anal infection with strains of cancer-causing human papillomavirus (HPV) is high among HIV-positive gay men. Researchers in San Francisco conducted a prospective st...