This Week in HIV Research: Chronic Health Problems More Likely in Older People With HIV; and Mental Health Treatment Improves Adherence
This week, a study finds people living with HIV who are older than 65 are twice as likely to develop another chronic disease when compared with their HIV-negative counterparts.
This Week in HIV Research: Antiretrovirals for Both Partners in Mixed-Status Relationship Prevent Transmission; and Study Examines As-Needed Rectal Microbicide Gel
This week, a study finds that providing antiretrovirals for both partners in a serodiscordant couple -- for both treatment and prevention -- substantially reduces HIV transmission risk.
This Week in HIV Research: Researchers Exonerate Long-Alleged 'Patient Zero,' and Triggering bNAb Production Shows Promise
This week, a study uses genetic testing to clear the name of Gaëtan Dugas, who was wrongly identified as "Patient Zero" over 30 years ago, and continually blamed for being the first person in the U.S. with HIV.
This Week in HIV Research: Sustained SIV Remission Study Paves Way for Human Trials, and New Case of HIV Transmission Despite PrEP
This week, a study reports that an experimental treatment regimen, using a specific antibody plus antiretroviral therapy, induced sustained SIV remission in monkeys for up to two years.
This Week in HIV Research: Inflammatory Biomarkers Predict Mortality Regardless of Viral Load, and Mortality Rates With Non-AIDS Cancers
This week, a study finds that several biomarkers of inflammation were associated with a higher mortality risk among HIV-positive men who have sex with men, regardless of whether they were virally suppressed or not.
Saturn study researchers found that participants who reported to have engaged in "at least two and a half hours of moderate-intensity exercise per week were likely to experience lower levels of inflammation and [improved cardiovascular health]."
Researchers pooled health-related information collected from about 13,000 HIV-positive people who began ART in the years 1996 to 1999 to find out what happened to people who began ART when it first emerged.
This Week in HIV Research: Sustained Viral Suppression Still Elusive for Some, and HIV Care Provider Shortage Expected by 2019
This week, a study finds that more than a third of people in HIV care did not achieve an undetectable viral load, increasing the risk of transmission. Another study predicts that the number of HIV care providers won't be enough to manage the expected...
Up to three quarters of people living with HIV suffer from pain. The Conversation Africa spoke to Antonia Wadley about research that measured activity and resilience among people living with HIV and pain.
Exercise Associated With Significantly Reduced Risk of Serious Health Problems and Higher CD4 Counts in Large Multicenter U.S. Study
A large U.S. study in over 11,000 people living with HIV reported significant benefits of exercise. These benefits included higher CD4 counts, better lipid and glucose levels and reduced incidence of heart disease and other comorbidities.