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PositiveLinks: Mobile Intervention for People With HIV Img

PositiveLinks: Mobile Intervention for People With HIV

Study results of an intervention that includes a custom smartphone app tailored to the needs and preferences of a rural population of people with HIV living in the southern U.S.

Doravirine Sets a New Standard for NNRTIs -- but What Role in HIV Treatment Today? Img

Doravirine Sets a New Standard for NNRTIs -- but What Role in HIV Treatment Today?

"Since this appears to be a 'best in class' drug, doravirine has enough advantages that it is a useful advance in HIV therapy, if not a transformational one," writes Paul Sax, M.D.

FDA Approves Doravirine (Pifeltro) and New FDC With TDF/3TC (Delstrigo) in the U.S. Img

FDA Approves Doravirine (Pifeltro) and New FDC With TDF/3TC (Delstrigo) in the U.S.

On Aug. 30, 2018, the U.S. FDA approved doravirine as a separate formulation for use with ART and in a fixed-dose combination with generic tenofovir DF and lamivudine (3TC).

More People With HIV Virally Suppressed on Doravirine Than Darunavir at 96 Weeks, Study Shows Img

More People With HIV Virally Suppressed on Doravirine Than Darunavir at 96 Weeks, Study Shows

After 96 weeks, more people achieved viral suppression on a doravirine-based antiretroviral drug regimen compared with a darunavir (Prezista)-based one, according to data presented at the recent 22nd International AIDS Conference.

ARVs and Children: New Research Shows the Devastating Impact of a Late Start Img
Children (Ages 0-17)

ARVs and Children: New Research Shows the Devastating Impact of a Late Start

The first global comparison of adolescents who acquired HIV as newborns highlights the challenges around treatment for children in developing countries.

Symtuza: FDA Approves New Fixed-Dose Combination for Treatment of HIV Img
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Symtuza: FDA Approves New Fixed-Dose Combination for Treatment of HIV

On July 17, 2018 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Symtuza, a four-drug combination indicated as a complete regimen for the treatment of HIV-1 infection in adults.

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Study Shows Depressive Symptoms Associated With Detectable HIV Viral Load, but Not With Missed Visits

Adherence to HIV care visits was associated more with mental health conditions before starting antiretroviral treatment than with recent depressive symptoms, while a detectable viral load was related to such symptoms.

Latest DHHS Guidelines for Initial HIV Therapy Now Include 5 Choices -- but Really 2 Are Best Img
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Latest DHHS Guidelines for Initial HIV Therapy Now Include 5 Choices -- but Really 2 Are Best

On March 28, the Department of Health and Human Services Guidelines issued an update to the HIV treatment guidelines, with a focus on the recent approval of bictegravir/TAF/FTC.

Heavy Marijuana Use Linked to Heart Problems in HIV-Positive People Img
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Heavy Marijuana Use Linked to Heart Problems in HIV-Positive People

Researchers found that heavy marijuana use increased the risk for complications of cardiovascular disease -- including heart attack and stroke -- regardless of whether the study participants also smoked tobacco and regardless of the presence of other...

Will De-Simplification of HIV Treatment Become Common in High-Income Countries? Img

Will De-Simplification of HIV Treatment Become Common in High-Income Countries?

As more people start HIV treatment, researchers are exploring ways to cut costs. Single tablets can be replaced by a few pills comprising cheaper generic drugs.