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This Week in HIV Research: Resistance (Testing) Is Futile

Dec. 5, 2019: The value of pre-treatment drug resistance testing; resistance rates among viremic Americans; persistent pneumonia incidence among people with HIV; mixed HIV prevention results for the U.S. National HIV Strategy.

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Features

DAWNING Study Casts New Light on the Details of Resistance

The findings will help providers manage patients who have known or potential resistance to NRTIs, but who we want to place on a simplified antiretroviral regimen.

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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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CDC Study Reinforces the Importance of Annual STI Testing Among MSM

Rectal and throat tests matter too, and providers should be recommending them.

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Antiviral Stewardship Program Reduces Medication Errors at a Veterans Affairs Hospital

When people living with HIV are admitted to a hospital, they may not be able to bring their medications with them, and could be prescribed new medication by a doctor who doesn't understand their complete medical history.

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This Week in HIV Research: Additional Nuance on Pregnancy and Antiretrovirals

Switching HIV treatment regimens during the first trimester; drivers of viral breakthrough during pregnancy; HIV’s effect on liver risk after hepatitis C treatment; hepatic steatosis among young people with HIV.

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This Week in HIV Research: Exorcizing Our PrEP Demons

Experts push for normalization of PrEP; U.S. HIV transmission rates across the care continuum; sociodemographic disadvantage and HIV drug resistance; real-world success of integrase inhibitors for treatment-experienced people.

Phase 3 Results With Dual Therapy Cabotegravir/Rilpivirine Long-Acting Injections: ATLAS and FLAIR Studies Img
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Phase 3 Results With Dual Therapy Cabotegravir/Rilpivirine Long-Acting Injections: ATLAS and FLAIR Studies

Two oral presentations at CROI 2019 showed that dual therapy with long-acting monthly injections resulted in very low levels of virological failure with high participant preference for injections compared to oral combinations.

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Interviews

Exploring HIV Drug Resistance in Trans Women, MSM

We spoke with a mentor/mentee pair, an infectious diseases expert and a second-year medical student, about a research project that focuses on HIV drug resistance in trans women and MSM.

New Study Triggers Concerns Over Use of Molecular HIV Surveillance Img
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New Study Triggers Concerns Over Use of Molecular HIV Surveillance

This study identified some information about transgender women's sexual networks in Los Angeles. But activists worry about privacy and the potential that the surveillance method will be used in HIV criminalization cases.