Hardly a week goes by without a new study highlighting the extent to which HIV status has been rendered inconsequential thanks to the success of modern antiretroviral therapy. We review a couple of such studies in this week's tour of recently published HIV-related research -- as well as a study that reminds us of the extent to which stigma remains supremely prevalent in our society despite those scientific successes.
On tap this week:
- The effect -- or lack thereof -- of acute syphilis on virologic control.
- The value -- or lack thereof -- of switching off efavirenz (Sustiva, Stocrin, component of Atripla) to improve neuropsychological performance.
- The relationship -- or lack thereof -- between structural LGBTQ stigma and HIV criminalization in individual U.S. states.
- The safety -- period -- of lung cancer resection surgery in people with HIV.
Come along as we peer more closely at each of these findings. To beat HIV, you have to follow the science!