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This Week in HIV Research: The Real-World Effects of COVID-19

Oct. 22, 2020: Impact of COVID-19 shutdowns on HIV viral suppression; unsuppressed HIV viral load despite no treatment failure; point-of-care rapid testing vs. lab testing; it's not about "what," it's about "when."

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand

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This Week in HIV Research: Many Sizes Fit Many People

Oct. 15, 2020: Adherence barriers among Latinx MSM; Atlanta's Ending the HIV Epidemic priorities; Ryan White HIV service coordination; PrEP, white coat dosing, and drug resistance.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
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This Week in HIV Research: Revisiting Our Needs

Oct. 8, 2020: HPV-related cancer risk among women living with HIV; the interplay between HIV, HBV, and liver disease; Framingham vs. other tools to gauge statin value; integrase inhibitors, weight gain, and menopause.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
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This Week in HIV Research: Incidence and Clinical Care Trends Among MSM

Oct. 1, 2020: HIV surveillance trends among U.S. MSM; health insurance and viral suppression; PrEP prescribing among motivated clinicians; PrEP sharing between MSM.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
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This Week in HIV Research: The Long Road to Racial Health Justice

Sept. 24, 2020: HIV adherence cohorts usually fail to reflect the diversity of the epidemic; HIV thrives in deprived neighborhoods; rethinking barriers to rapid HIV treatment initiation; long-term adverse events on INSTIs vs. efavirenz.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
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This Week in HIV Research: Disclosing Our Disparities

Sept. 17, 2020: HIV prevalence gaps between Latinx people and non-Latinx white people; Obamacare awareness and perceptions among HIV clinicians; the relationship between pain and HIV; cancer mortality trends among PLWH.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
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This Week in HIV Research: Where the Rubber Meets the Ring

Sept. 10, 2020: Concomitant use of vaginal rings with condoms; benefits of more frequent HIV screening for young MSM; Black MSM, substance use, and the PrEP continuum; HIV outcomes stratified by anti-LGTBQ policy across U.S. states.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
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This Week in HIV Research: Hep C, That Other Epidemic Within an Epidemic

Sept. 3, 2020: A hepatitis C microelimination program for people living with HIV; PrEP concentrations and gender-affirming hormones; a collaborative intervention to improve opioid prescribing practices; TDF and fracture risk.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
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This Week in HIV Research: When Treating Trans Patients, Check Your Priors

Aug. 27, 2020: Traditional CVD risk calculation tools falter for transgender women; switching to B/F/TAF despite NRTI resistance; how tenofovir has altered the HBV landscape; syndemic effects on viral load and blood pressure.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
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This Week in HIV Research: What We Don’t Know Hurts Them

Aug. 20, 2020: HIV knowledge and stigma among health care workers in the southern U.S.; condomless sex vs. HIV risk among MSM; how drug class choice may affect onward transmission risk; STI screening rates among MSM on PrEP.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
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This Week in HIV Research: Why Aren’t We Listening to Ourselves?

Aug. 13, 2020: HCV testing rates among people newly diagnosed with HIV; HCV treatment referrals ammong coinfected people; HIV mortality rates despite free treatment access; mysterious, plummeting CD4 test results.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand