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After Pilot, Whitman-Walker Health Establishes Same-Day HIV Treatment Start Program

"We're very much putting the patient in the driver's seat," said Heather Alt, deputy director of nursing with Whitman-Walker. "If folks didn't feel ready, we would not push them to start."

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Social Work and HIV: Exploring Grief in the Newly Diagnosed Client

What medical providers should know about the mental health of their patients.

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Researchers Recommend Screening All People With HIV for Elevated Liver Function Values

Authors of a literature review note the high prevalence of liver disease among people with HIV and recommend a step-by-step approach to management.

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This Week in HIV Research: A Test of Resistance

May 16, 2019: The dwindling value of baseline genotype testing; severe insomnia and cardiovascular disease; cardiovascular risk stratified by sex among people over 50; the persistence of racial disparities among women diagnosed with HIV.

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This Week in HIV Research: Better Serving the Underserved

May 9, 2019: HIV care retention and viral suppression among transgender women; heating opioid use equipment to curb HIV transmission; managing HIV outbreaks among people who are homeless; improving viral suppression among people who use substances.

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Researchers Crave More Data on HIV Care Continuum Programs for Recently Incarcerated People

Sixteen years after the success of Project START for HIV risk reduction, we still don't know what works best for helping people with HIV stay in care after prison.

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Native Americans Have HIV Treatment Adherence Rates on Par With Other Groups

Despite rising HIV rates and structural barriers to accessing care, American Indians and Alaska Natives do not have worse clinical outcomes when they're in care.

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De-Simplifying Single-Tablet Regimens for HIV Treatment

A Canadian study of this cost-saving approach found high acceptance of de-simplification among people already on a single-tablet regimen, and even higher rates among people who were just initiating single-tablet treatment.

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Are Integrase Inhibitors Linked to Weight Gain? An Evidence Review

Integrase inhibitors are associated with greater increases in body weight than other antiretrovirals, especially among women and black people. But it's unclear whether these changes are clinically significant.

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What's New in the U.S. HIV Clinical Guidelines

We walk you through the most recent updates to official guidelines issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on the treatment and care of people living with HIV.