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Why Are Parents Living With HIV Still Being Advised Not to Breastfeed?

A new expert consensus statement explores how providers can give birthing parents who are living with HIV the information they need to decide for themselves.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
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What's New in U.S. HIV Clinical Treatment Guidelines

The latest update to official guidelines issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on the treatment and care of people living with HIV occurred within the perinatal HIV prevention guidelines on Dec. 20.

By Myles Helfand
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This Week in HIV Research: Our Immensely Intersectional Epidemic

Dec. 3, 2020: A simple scoring system for PrEP referral; integrating meth use and HIV prevention interventions; genetically linked HIV strains cross county lines; viral suppression rates in first vs. second pregnancies.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
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Neighborhood Is a Factor in Women’s HIV Viral Load During Pregnancy

A reasonably understandable initial response to this important study could be “WTF”—but the forces that conspire to harm people of color and people living in poverty are persistent and intransigent.

By David Alain Wohl, M.D.
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New Study Will Test Safety of PrEP and Dapivirine Ring in Pregnancy

While the vaginal ring is still currently under FDA review, the new study will show whether it is safe and acceptable for people who are pregnant.

By Martha Kempner
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This Week in HIV Research: More Answers—and Questions—on Cannabis Use

Jan. 23, 2020: Neurocognitive benefits of cannabis use; how unquantifiable HIV in CSF correlates to executive function; updated findings on efavirenz and microcephaly; cost-efficacy of a specialized HIV care coordination team.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
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One-Two Punch of Antibodies and Antiretrovirals Stops HIV Infection in Primate Infants

While it is too soon to tell, this research involving broadly neutralizing antibodies could point to new methods for preventing vertical transmission.

By Sony Salzman
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This Week in HIV Research: Pregnancy Findings That Aren't About Dolutegravir

Aug. 1, 2019: Raltegravir OK in pregnancy; HIV disclosure and viral suppression among pregnant women; newborn size following HIV exposure; causes of hearing problems among people with HIV.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
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World Health Organization Updates Guidance on Dolutegravir After Reassuring Data Regarding Safety in Early Pregnancy

New study results leave many experts feeling they went too far in their concerns over birth defect risks associated with the drug.

By Sony Salzman
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IAS 2019: What to Expect in HIV Science

Six thousand HIV researchers and experts are expected to make their way to Mexico City for the 10th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Science, which will feature more than 1,000 abstracts highlighting the latest findings in HIV treatment, prevention, and public health policy.

By Sony Salzman