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IAS 2019 Presenters at Community Involvement in Research Panel

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

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.
3D Imaging Videos Show HIV Infection Might Establish Within Hours Img

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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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.
The Day the HIV Treatment Pendulum Stopped Swinging Img

The Day the HIV Treatment Pendulum Stopped Swinging

People expected the START study results to be good. But they never expected them to be this good.

By Myles Helfand
HIV Remission for More Than 12 Years After Very Early Treatment in French Teenager Img

HIV Remission for More Than 12 Years After Very Early Treatment in French Teenager

An 18-year-old female has been able to maintain an undetectable viral load for more than 12 years after interrupting early antiretroviral treatment, according to a study presented at IAS 2015.

By Warren Tong
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HIV Transmission Risk Remains During First 6 Months of Treatment

A person living with HIV can transmit the virus during the first six months of starting treatment. Researchers suggest extra prevention strategies for mixed-status couples during this period before viral suppression is achieved.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
Inflammation Persists Despite Very Early HIV Treatment Img

Inflammation Persists Despite Very Early HIV Treatment

Biomarkers of inflammation increase during acute HIV infection and remain elevated despite early suppressive antiretroviral therapy, according to a study presented at CROI 2015.

By Warren Tong
Intensive Intervention Re-Engages Patients Lost to Care in Inner-City Philadelphia Clinic Img

Intensive Intervention Re-Engages Patients Lost to Care in Inner-City Philadelphia Clinic

Actively identifying patients living with HIV who have been lost to care and then implementing a brief, focused, patient-oriented bundled intervention in two dedicated office visits improved re-engagement in HIV care at a large urban HIV clinic in Ph...

By Theo Smart
Some HIV-Infected People Develop Spontaneous Control of HIV After Short-Term HAART During Acute Infection Img

Some HIV-Infected People Develop Spontaneous Control of HIV After Short-Term HAART During Acute Infection

If a person takes HIV meds for a year or two beginning immediately after they're infected, can their immune system gain the ability to hold off HIV on its own, without treatment, for years? New research suggests it's possible.

By Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.