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Joseph Eron Jr., M.D.

If at First an HIV Viral Load Blips, Test, Test (the Same Sample) Again

If an HIV-positive patient's viral load test results come back between 50 copies/mL and 200 copies/mL, consider retesting the same blood sample, Joseph Eron Jr., M.D., recommends. New study results suggest that the retest results may alter a clinicia...

Gretchen Volpe, M.D., M.P.H.

Over Time, High-Dose Omega-3 May Improve Some Cardiovascular Measures in People With HIV

High-dose, long-term omega-3 supplementation appears to yield improved triglycerides and C-reactive protein levels among HIV-positive people who have elevated triglycerides, but only after more than a year of use, a new study has found.

Virological Response Without Routine Viral Load Monitoring in Children: Results From the ARROW Trial Img

Virological Response Without Routine Viral Load Monitoring in Children: Results From the ARROW Trial

Reassuring virological outcomes without routine viral load monitoring shown in the ARROW trial but viral rebound greater than 5000 copies/mL should prompt switch to second-line, according to data presented 8th International Workshop on HIV Paediatric...

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Life Expectancy for People Living With HIV Has Increased Again With Recent Analysis

The Swiss HIV Cohort Study presented additional data at this year's International AIDS Conference showing that life expectancy has increased another 34 years for a person who is on HIV treatment and in care.

Treatment in Primary HIV Infection Is Significantly More Likely to Normalize CD4:CD8 Ratio Img

Treatment in Primary HIV Infection Is Significantly More Likely to Normalize CD4:CD8 Ratio

Starting ART in primary compared to chronic HIV infection had a significantly higher chance of getting a CD4:CD8 ratio >1.0 in a retrospective study in which individuals were their own controls.

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CD4:CD8 Ratio Is More Sensitive Marker of Risk Than CD4 Counts in Analysis From START Study

An analysis from the START study reported that the CD4:CD8 ratio was a better predictor of risk compared to the CD4 count in people with strong immune function.

Really Rapid Review -- AIDS 2016, Durban Img

Really Rapid Review -- AIDS 2016, Durban

Paul Sax, M.D., provides a brief rundown of important prevention, treatment and complications research presented at the International AIDS Conference, and whatever else happened to catch his eye.

This Week in HIV Research: Taking Treatment 4 Days a Week Maintains Viral Suppression, and On-Demand PrEP Highly Effective Img

This Week in HIV Research: Taking Treatment 4 Days a Week Maintains Viral Suppression, and On-Demand PrEP Highly Effective

This week, a study finds that taking antiretroviral therapy from Monday to Thursday, while taking weekends off, maintained undetectable viral loads for the majority of study participants.

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Challenges in Achieving a Longer Life

Researchers found that certain factors played an important role in reducing survival among HIV-positive people, including co-infection with hepatitis-causing viruses, excessive intake of alcohol, substance use and tobacco smoking.

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What's the Most Overlooked Issue in HIV Care Today?

Even with current HIV treatment, there are still barriers to care and complications. To help identify and address these obstacles, we asked some leading HIV experts and advocates what they think is the most overlooked issue in HIV care today.