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This Week in HIV Research: HIV/COVID-19 Case Studies Gain Momentum

June 4, 2020: The latest on COVID-19 hospitalization among people with HIV; real-world success of hepatitis C treatment in coinfected patients with good health care; poverty and adherence in Canada's health system; demographic and socioeconomic factors associated with viral rebound.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
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Creating Care Plans for People Who Use Drugs Or With Hepatitis C in the Time of Coronavirus

VOCAL-NY has kept its doors open through the COVID-19 pandemic to serve people who use drugs and may be living with hepatitis C, but how it provides services has changed.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
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This Week in HIV Research: The Fast-Acting Power of Integrase

April 9, 2020: Rapid efficacy of integrase-based treatment; a potent PrEP ad campaign in Chicago; more frequent STI screening for PrEP users; Ryan White funding fuels critical rural HIV care and services.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
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Retire? No, Thanks! This Doc Instead Moved to West Virginia to Fight HIV, Hepatitis C, and the Opioid Crisis

In a poor and conservative state, Judith Feinberg, M.D., aims to expand harm reduction—and bring treatment to active drug users.

By Tim Murphy
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This Week in HIV Research: Just a Text Away

Jan. 16, 2020: Texting (and stigma support) vs. email for care retention; beyond-childhood health risks for HIV-exposed infants; HIV, cardiovascular risk, and cognitive impairment; direct-acting antiviral efficacy and prescription delays.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
Housing Works co-founder Eric Sawyer holding a proclamation with Ginny Shubert during the dedication of The Ginny Shubert Center for Harm Reduction on July 17, 2019 in New York City.

This Community-Based Hepatitis C Treatment-Incentive Program Shows Great Results

The HIV services organization Housing Works implemented a hepatitis C treatment program in New York City, with very high completion rates.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
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This Week in HIV Research: Removing Barriers to Better Care

Oct. 31, 2019: HCV treatment efficacy regardless of injection drug use; chronic pain, marijuana, and prescription opoids; the most urgent HIV training priorities; neuro effects of switching from Atripla to Complera.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
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Strong Peer Networks in Prison Boost Overall Health, Study Finds

But other research links prisons themselves to mental health challenges and infectious disease outbreaks.

By Sony Salzman
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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.

By Barbara Jungwirth
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Antiviral Stewardship Program Reduces Medication Errors at a Veterans Affairs Hospital

When people living with HIV are admitted to a hospital, they may not be able to bring their medications with them, and could be prescribed new medication by a doctor who doesn't understand their complete medical history.

By Sony Salzman