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This Week in HIV Research: Setting a New Bar

June 11, 2020: Diagnosis rates within a year of infection; rates of intentional non-daily PrEP use; neurological development in children of birth parents with HIV; point-of-care urine test to assess tenofovir levels.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
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This Week in HIV Research: The Fast-Acting Power of Integrase

April 9, 2020: Rapid efficacy of integrase-based treatment; a potent PrEP ad campaign in Chicago; more frequent STI screening for PrEP users; Ryan White funding fuels critical rural HIV care and services.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
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Communities Should Be Involved in Research. Here Are Some Key Insights on Good Participatory Practice.

Increasingly, researchers are looking for ways to involve communities not just by participating in trials, but by helping shape these projects. But, how do you go about making sure affected communities are at the table?

By Barbara Jungwirth
Samuel J. Bunting
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Getting PrEP to People by Training Entire Health Teams

Primary care providers need more education when it comes to PrEP, not only for them, but also for patients, who often think they need to see a specialist just to take this preventative medicine.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
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Conference Coverage

3D Imaging Videos Show HIV Infection Might Establish Within Hours

A fascinating lecture at this year's HIVR4P conference showed how advances in modern scanning technologies can be used to get more accurate information about the first stages of HIV infection and on the ways that HIV drugs are absorbed and distribute...

By Simon Collins for AVAC: Global Advocacy for HIV Prevention
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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.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
Study Links Gut-Homing Protein Levels With HIV Infection Risk, Disease Progression Img

Study Links Gut-Homing Protein Levels With HIV Infection Risk, Disease Progression

For the first time, scientists have shown a relationship between the proportion of key immune cells that display high levels of a gut-homing protein called alpha-4 beta-7 at the time of HIV infection and health outcomes.

By National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
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Taking HIV to the Gut

During the early stages of infection, HIV mounts a severe and prolonged attack on the gut, which harbors a rich population of CD4 T cells. Watch a two-minute animation describing the process.

By National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
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Implementation of a Rapid HIV Diagnostic and Referral Strategy

One study in Amsterdam deployed a strategy to identify acute HIV in men who have sex with men (MSM) and then link newly diagnosed individuals to care.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
Viral Load Blips During Acute HIV Infection Predict Viral Rebound When Treatment Stops Img

Viral Load Blips During Acute HIV Infection Predict Viral Rebound When Treatment Stops

Number of viral load blips during antiretroviral therapy begun during acute HIV infection predicted viral rebound when treatment stopped in a 228-person international study.

By Mark Mascolini