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This Week in HIV Research: What's in a Blip?

Aug. 29, 2019: Viral load blips, low-level viremia, and eventual virologic failure; pinpointing non-adherence as a cause of HIV treatment failure; HIV care costs vary widely throughout U.S.; Kaposi sarcoma incidence in the modern HIV treatment era.

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Government Panel Finds PrEP Is Effective, Must Be Available Free of Cost to Patients

The US Preventive Services Task Force released its final ruling in JAMA.

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Advances in HIV Science Must Not Leave Needs of People Behind, Experts Urge

As the 2019 National HIV Prevention Conference kicked off on March 18, plenary speakers discussed not only recent biomedical advances, but also what is truly needed in heavily affected U.S. communities to end the epidemic.

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Staying on PrEP is Significantly Different for PrEP Users With Commercial Insurance Versus Medicaid

Young adults, blacks, cisgender women, and people in rural areas, as well as people on Medicaid, were less likely to persist on PrEP.

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Pharma Payments to Doctors Associated With Spike in Opioid Deaths, New Study Reveals

After years of anecdotes and speculation, harm reduction and pharma watchdog advocates have data to back claims that the spike in opioid deaths in the U.S. can be tied to pharmaceutical companies marketing highly addictive opioids to doctors.

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This Week in HIV Research: Do We Need New Statin Guidelines?

Cholesterol guidelines may underestimate statin value; shifting from Ryan White CARE Act to Affordable Care Act coverage; HCV seroconversion and CD4 count suppression; HCV reinfection odds by risk group.

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This Week in HIV Research: The Case for Pre-Pregnancy Treatment

The benefits of pre-pregnancy HIV treatment initiation for mothers-to-be; HIV diagnoses rise among young U.S. MSM; cost effectiveness of PrEP for heterosexual women; methotrexate and arterial function.

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California: A Health Care Laboratory With Mixed Results

A report on HIV patients is one example showing that though the state is often a national beacon in health care, some of its innovations fall short of expectations.

HIV Prevalence Among Non-Medicaid Expansion States

Separate and Unequal Access Frames Discussion at CROI Panel on U.S. HIV Care Cascade

The lack of Medicaid expansion in the South is creating worse racial disparities in the U.S., according to researchers and medical providers discussing the HIV care cascade at CROI 2018.

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Ending the Epidemic Without Medicaid Expansion?

With Louisiana being the only state in the Deep South that has expanded Medicaid to date, are "End the Epidemic" strategies realistic in the southern U.S.?