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Research

Elevated Dementia Risk Persists Among Older People Living With HIV

Even among people on modern HIV treatment, just over a quarter of PLWH are diagnosed with dementia by age 80, compared to just under 14% of HIV-negative people, according to a new U.S. study.

By Larry Buhl
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News

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
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Interviews

How Can We Manage Pain Better in Older Adults Living With HIV?

“Telling them now that ‘the government is saying I need to decrease your opioids. ... Sorry you’re going to suffer,’ was just not satisfying to me as a physician,” says Maile Young Karris, M.D.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
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Interviews

Understanding U=U Can Improve Health Outcomes for People Living with HIV—but the Message Matters

W. David Hardy, M.D., discusses the takeaway messages for HIV care providers after a recent research paper found that a third of all people living with HIV reported never discussing U=U with their provider.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
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News

This Week in HIV Research: Revisiting Our Needs

Oct. 8, 2020: HPV-related cancer risk among women living with HIV; the interplay between HIV, HBV, and liver disease; Framingham vs. other tools to gauge statin value; integrase inhibitors, weight gain, and menopause.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
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News

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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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