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This Week in HIV Research: Life in the Integrase Era

Aug. 6, 2020: Recent trends in drug interaction rates; integrase inhibitors and cardiac event risk; a deep dive into HIV drug resistance in Florida; frailty symptoms and neurocognitive disorders amidst high CD4 counts.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
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Conference Coverage

For Older Americans With HIV, Holistic Health Concerns Often Outweigh the Virus Itself

A Chicago survey of people over 60 finds high self-reported viral suppression rates—but also clear signs that people need help navigating a range of other physical and mental health concerns.

By Myles Helfand
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News

This Week in HIV Research: HIV/COVID-19 Case Studies Gain Momentum

June 4, 2020: The latest on COVID-19 hospitalization among people with HIV; real-world success of hepatitis C treatment in coinfected patients with good health care; poverty and adherence in Canada's health system; demographic and socioeconomic factors associated with viral rebound.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
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Features

Vicarious Trauma and the HIV Workforce: How to Take Care of Your Own Mental Health

Having to diagnose people with HIV again and again can take a mental toll on health care workers, as can hearing people’s traumas. But few health care workers process the vicarious trauma they experience.

By Chase Alston
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News

This Week in HIV Research: Our Attunement to Aging

Jan. 30, 2020: Polypharmacy vs. drug interaction risk among people living with HIV as they age; cost-effectiveness of ibalizumab; PrEP persistence on Medicaid vs. private health coverage.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
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News

This Week in HIV Research: U=U Grows Ever Stronger

Oct. 10, 2019: Long-term viral suppression = zero genital tract shedding among women; HIV treatment initiation and sexual risk among MSM; PrEP interest vs. uptake among trans women of color; polypharmacy among people living with HIV.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
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Older Adults (Ages 50+)

Ketogenic Diet May Hold Promise for Older People With HIV

New scientific evidence suggests that the celebrity-backed diet may have significant cognitive benefits for older people living with HIV.

By Sony Salzman
Loneliness, Depression, Financial Problems, and Comorbidities Top List of Issues Faced by Older Adults Living With HIV in New Report Img
Older Adults (Ages 50+)

Loneliness, Depression, Financial Problems, and Comorbidities Top List of Issues Faced by Older Adults Living With HIV in New Report

Comorbidities, mental health issues, loneliness, and financial problems are the biggest issues faced by older people living with HIV, the San Francisco portion of a new report issued by the ACRIA Center on HIV and Aging at GMHC showed.

By Barbara Jungwirth
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Older Adults (Ages 50+)

How Providers Can Address HIV, Aging, and Polypharmacy

"Finding the proper balance between risk and benefit can sometimes be more art than science," writes David Fawcett Ph.D., LCSW.

By David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.
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Older Adults (Ages 50+)

The Reunion Project Seeks to Build an HIV Research Agenda for Long-Term Survivors

Since 2015, The Reunion Project (TRP) long-term survivors connect and talk about their common experiences. Several workshops at USCA 2018 facilitated by TRP offered long-term survivors a rare opportunity voice to their experiences and feelings.

By David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.