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This Week in HIV Research: Today's Prescription Courtesy of Dr. Robot

Oct. 24, 2019: A computerized antiretroviral recommendation tool; higher Fiebig stage equals more frequent viral load blips; low prescription refill rates among Americans starting treatment; internalized stigma and HIV outcomes.

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This Week in HIV Research: Every Prescription Can Use a Good Steward

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.

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This Week in HIV Research: Unlocking Secrets of Engagement in Care

Aug. 15, 2019: PCP continuity, ID specialization, and adherence; rules of HIV patient engagement; long-term benefits of financial incentives on adherence; headaches and TDF/FTC.

Samuel J. Bunting
Conference Coverage

Getting PrEP to People by Training Entire Health Teams

Primary care providers need more education when it comes to PrEP, not only for them, but also for patients, who often think they need to see a specialist just to take this preventative medicine.

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Researchers Recommend Screening All People With HIV for Elevated Liver Function Values

Authors of a literature review note the high prevalence of liver disease among people with HIV and recommend a step-by-step approach to management.

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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.

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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.

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News Analysis

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.

Justin Alves, RN, and Theresa Minukas, RN
ANAC (Association of Nurses in AIDS Care) Conference

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.

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ANAC (Association of Nurses in AIDS Care) Conference

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.