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What's New in U.S. HIV Clinical Treatment Guidelines

The latest update to official guidelines issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on the treatment and care of people living with HIV occurred within the opportunistic infection guidelines on May 26.

By Myles Helfand

Featured

Juan Berenguer, M.D., Ph.D. and Antonio Urbina, M.D.
Interviews

Immediate HIV Treatment Initiation With Integrase Inhibitors Leads to Large Drop in Secondary HIV Transmission Among MSM

Integrase inhibitors are known to be potent first-line therapy options. Recent research suggests their benefits extend to onward HIV prevention as well.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W. and Myles Helfand
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Loneliness Linked to Poorer Brain Health and Reduced Quality of Life in HIV

As CATIE reports, a Canadian study found that people living with HIV were more likely to be lonely than the average person—and that loneliness grew more common the younger a person with HIV was.

By Sean R. Hosein for Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange
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News Analysis

Are Providers Ignoring Anal Sex as a Health Care Issue for Women at Risk for HIV and Cancer?

Recent studies examine the role anal sex is playing in HIV rates and anal cancer among women.

By Kenyon Farrow
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News

Long-Acting Injectable HIV Meds Just as Good as Daily Pill for Newly Diagnosed and Those Already Undetectable

Questions still remain as to when FDA will approve, and how it will be implemented.

By Kenyon Farrow
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News

New York City Makes Strides in HIV Diagnosis Times, More Work Ahead

Reducing the time between contracting HIV and being diagnosed and starting treatment is key to ending the epidemic, this study finds.

By Sony Salzman
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News

When Providers Don't Use Gender-Affirming Language, It Negatively Impacts HIV-Positive Transgender Women's Health

A new study shows that helping clinicians use gender-affirming language is important for transgender women in care. But we need more research on how HIV medications and feminizing hormones interact.

By Sony Salzman
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News Analysis

British Columbia Study Finds That Providing ART and Methadone in the Same Facility Helps Adherence

The scientists noted that daily ingestion of methadone provides an opportunity to supervise the consumption of HIV medications in places where methadone is dispensed.

By Sean R. Hosein for Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange
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News

New Drug Approved for Complicated Urinary Tract and Intra-Abdominal Infections

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a three-drug regimen to treat complicated urinary tract infections and complicated intra-abdominal infections, both of which can be especially problematic for people living with HIV.

By Kenyon Farrow
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News

After Pilot, Whitman-Walker Health Establishes Same-Day HIV Treatment Start Program

"We're very much putting the patient in the driver's seat," said Heather Alt, deputy director of nursing with Whitman-Walker. "If folks didn't feel ready, we would not push them to start."

By Kenyon Farrow
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News

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