Most weeks, we try to find a common theme that threads through the four studies we select as our peer-reviewed HIV-related research to highlight in brief. This week, however, we're going the opposite route: We've picked a potpourri of topics with at-best casual connections to one another -- with the possible exception of the first two, we suppose. On tap this week:
- Men who have sex with men (MSM) in the U.S. are reporting more casual sex partners than they did in the prior decade.
- MSM may underestimate the value of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) when their levels of sexual activity or social connectedness are relatively low.
- Proteinuria is a risk factor for fragility fractures, and appears to be quite common among people with HIV.
- Cannabis use may have a complex relationship with inflammation in people living with HIV (PLWH).
Hop from topic to topic with us as we take a deeper look at each. To beat HIV, you have to follow the science!