Timothy Ray Brown, known as "the Berlin patient," has begun taking PrEP to make sure he doesn't have to deal with an HIV diagnosis -- again.
Oct. 10, 2019: Long-term viral suppression = zero genital tract shedding among women; HIV treatment initiation and sexual risk among MSM; PrEP interest vs. uptake among trans women of color; polypharmacy among people living with HIV.
The FDA approved the fixed-dose combination of emtricitabine and tenofovir alafenamide for PrEP, but advocates hope to see more research on the HIV prevention drug's efficacy for receptive vaginal sex for cisgender women and transgender men.
Sept. 26, 2019: Racial disparities in the PrEP continuum; HIV and ocular syphilis; Kaposi sarcoma among people with well-suppressed HIV; modifiable risk factors in the management of chronic kidney disease.
Sept. 19, 2019: HIV antiretroviral stewardship plans in hospitals can save money -- and lives; demographic correlates of PrEP interruption; HIV and atrial fibrillation risk; cytopenias common, despite viral suppression.
Sept. 12, 2019: Better virologic outcomes at coordinated walk-in facilities offering incentives; same-day PrEP initiation at STD clinics; U=U and "low drug regimens"; adherence trends among perinatally infected adolescents.
Four recent studies in JAIDS chiefly focused on PrEP provision to cisgender women and gay and bisexual men.
Aug. 8, 2019: Casual sex partners increase among U.S. MSM; why some MSM undervalue PrEP; proteinuria prevalence and fracture risk; cannabis, cocaine, and inflammation in people living with HIV.
But given cost concerns, advocates question whether the benefits are enough to warrant dumping F/TDF as the go-to PrEP option.
July 18, 2019: Anal neoplasia risk amidst comorbid HPV and chlamydia; predictive modeling for PrEP outreach; long-term benefits of hepatitis C cure in coinfection; first-line therapy with dolutegravir/lamivudine.