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This Week in HIV Research: PrEP Relief

Feb. 13, 2020: PrEP's psychosocial benefits; supplementing ADAP with Obamacare plans; lack of HIV and HCV testing for people who inject drugs; frailty is more common, but not more deadly, in HIV settings.

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This Week in HIV Research: Our Attunement to Aging

Jan. 30, 2020: Polypharmacy vs. drug interaction risk among people living with HIV as they age; cost-effectiveness of ibalizumab; PrEP persistence on Medicaid vs. private health coverage.

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Patients With HIV Should Think About How Many Pills They Take a Day

Taking more than five medications could be a problem. And many people with HIV are at risk of being on medication overload.

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This Week in HIV Research: Weighing Anchor on NRTI-Free Treatment

June 27, 2019: Long-term viability of NRTI-free salvage therapy; factors associated with HIV treatment interruption; evolution of frailty risk among older people; skin and soft tissue infections among people with HIV.

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Ketogenic Diet May Hold Promise for Older People With HIV

New scientific evidence suggests that the celebrity-backed diet may have significant cognitive benefits for older people living with HIV.

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This Week in HIV Research: How Should We Measure Success?

The case for a new measurement of HIV treatment success; PrEP and HIV incidence in Australia; benefits of moderate exercise among older people with HIV; CD4 recovery rates after long-term viral suppression.

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Inflammation Associated With Pre-Treatment Viral Load in People With HIV

A new study published in PLOS Pathogens reveals that a person's viral load prior to starting antiretroviral therapy directly determines his or her level of inflammation later in life.

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Survival After Age 50 With HIV Doubles in Nationwide Denmark Study

Among HIV-positive people in Denmark, estimated survival from age 50 almost doubled from 11.8 years in 1996-1999 to 22.8 years in 2006-2014. But HIV-positive people still had shorter estimated survival than people the same age and gender in the gene...

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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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Life Expectancy Rising in HIV Group Over 50, But Still Lags General Population

Life expectancy of HIV-positive people over age 50 rose by more than 10 years from 1996-1999 to 2006-2014, according to results of a nationwide study in Denmark.