As HIV treatment continues to improve with each passing year, it's wise to pause every now and then and ask ourselves: Does our approach to HIV clinical care still make sense? Or do aspects of care need to evolve alongside our medications and our growing knowledge? Those questions frame our top story in this week's spotlight on recently published HIV-related research, and they echo among our other stories as well, as new study findings force us to ask ourselves how we can better prevent and treat HIV in the U.S. Findings such as:
- The arguably negligible value of baseline genotype testing for people newly diagnosed with HIV.
- The association of severe insomnia with cardiovascular disease among people with HIV.
- A greater prevalence of cardiovascular risk among older women with HIV than older men with HIV.
- An excruciatingly slow apparent improvement in racial disparities among women diagnosed with HIV.
Join us in reading more about each of these findings -- and in questioning how we can best address their implications. To beat HIV, you have to follow the science!