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

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.

Socioeconomic Score Predicts Detectable Viral Load in French Study Img

Socioeconomic Score Predicts Detectable Viral Load in French Study

A poor socioeconomic score -- largely driven by financial difficulties -- independently doubled chances that HIV-positive adults in France would have a detectable viral load.

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Recap and Highlights From CROI 2015

Jennifer Johnsen, M.D., M.P.H., provides a broad update on CROI 2015, including developments in treatment, prevention and cure research.

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How Marijuana Use Affects HIV Testing and Care

Smoking marijuana was associated with less HIV testing, but didn't affect a patient's journey toward viral suppression, according to a study presented at CROI 2015.

Official Airline Choice of International AIDS Conference "Problematic," Says Secretariat Img

Official Airline Choice of International AIDS Conference "Problematic," Says Secretariat

AIDS 2014 has chosen Emirates Airlines as the official airline for the conference. However, the airline is owned by a government rife with HIV stigma. David Duran reports.

Insight Into HIV Transmission Risk When the Viral Load Is Undetectable and No Condom Is Used Img

Insight Into HIV Transmission Risk When the Viral Load Is Undetectable and No Condom Is Used

If a major study found "zero" cases of HIV transmission among mixed-status couples, why did it also find that the risk was higher than zero?