Grindr Users Take PrEP More and Have Lower HIV Rates, but Have Higher Rate of STIs Than Men Not on the App
Gay and bisexual men who used Grindr were having more sex acts associated with increased risk, but were more likely to use PrEP or be open to it, which translated to lower HIV incidence.
Young people in the nation's capital are living in the middle of some of the worst structural and systemic inequalities in America. We should be helping them out.
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.
Asa Radix, M.D., M.P.H., discusses providing quality care to transgender people. It can be done.
Experts Flummoxed By Conflicting New Data on STIs, HIV, and Long-Term Contraception in Sub-Saharan Africa
ECHO trial results and follow-up studies find unexpectedly low rates of some STIs among users of certain long-term hormonal contraceptives. They also find high HIV rates (unrelated to the contraceptives) that suggest considerable value for PrEP integration.
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.
A new CDC study suggests that many urgent care centers in the U.S. still need to be made aware of pre-exposure prophylaxis and how to provide it.
However, a number of leading clinicians argue that the results should not deter care providers from prescribing PrEP for patients who are most at risk for HIV.
Some have expressed concern that, as PrEP use increases in the U.S., so will the transmission of other STIs. A new study pushes back against that worry.
In an era of HIV biomedical prevention and undetectable equals untransmittable (U=U), the primacy of condom use has changed, but the need to consider approaches to decrease STIs has not.