Primary Care of People With HIV

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This Week in HIV Research: The Power of 10,000 Steps

Cardiorespiratory fitness and inflammation among sedentary people with HIV; helping patients increase physical activity; transwomen and metabolic syndrome; failed treatment of precancerous cervical lesions.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand

This Week in HIV Research: Gendered Nuances in Care and Complications

Alcohol use worsens HIV care outcomes; sex-based differences in cognitive performance seen; higher cardiovascular risk among trans women; glycemic status related to cognitive function.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand

This Week in HIV Research: Why It's Good to Integrate Primary Care With HIV Care

Primary care + HIV care = improved health care engagement; the efficacy of different HIV testing and treatment interventions; abdominal fat and hypertension rates; the ethics of HIV phylogenetics.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand

Nurse-Led Program Bridges Gap Between HIV Diagnosis and Linkage to Care

A pilot study at Massachusetts General Hospital successfully utilizes nurses to engage HIV-positive patients in follow-up care regardless of the hospital department into which they've been admitted.

By Sony Salzman

At ANAC, Nurses Unpack the Importance of Emotional Intimacy in Providing High-Quality Care

Nurses spend more time with patients than any other member of the care team does, forging strong bonds that can be an asset when advocating for a patient's care, and a burden when coping with emotional fatigue and burnout.

By Sony Salzman

In Their Words: Burdens of HIV Nursing Include Lack of Respect and Resources

At the 2017 Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (ANAC) conference, nurses gathered in Dallas to talk about juggling the medical complexities of HIV infection, managing their patients' additional comorbid conditions, and providing emotional support....

By Sony Salzman

'Caring at Its Essence': HIV Nurses Recall Pivotal Moments With Patients

At the 2017 Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (ANAC) conference, we asked HIV nurses to share a moment in which their unique perspective made a big difference in the care of a particular patient.

By Sony Salzman

Following the HIV Primary Care Guidelines: A Walk-Through

To provide a better sense of how to provide primary care for patients living with HIV, here's a walk-through of the HIVMA/IDSA Primary Care Guidelines.

By Rob Camp

Key Issues Affecting the Care of HIV-Positive Adolescents

"When you give a diagnosis of HIV positive to a youth, not only are you giving them difficult news, which they may or may not be developmentally equipped to deal with, but they frequently have other variables in their life that make it more difficult...

By Mathew Rodriguez

What Is the Most Pressing Issue in HIV Care Today?

In terms of HIV care in the U.S., we’ve certainly come a long way in the 30 years since the virus was discovered. People with full access to care are generally living long and healthy lives, thanks to potent antiretrovirals and support from care provide...

By Warren Tong