Even studies that yield unsurprising overarching results can sometimes contain individual findings that are unusual or thought-provoking. So it is with some of our featured studies in this week's exploration of recently published HIV-related research. This week, we learn that:
- HIV-related stigma may have a direct impact not only on anxiety levels, but also cognitive performance.
- Trauma history and social factors may help explain higher HIV rates among young black men who have sex with men (MSM) despite other risk-reducing behaviors.
- Receiving fewer than 12 weeks of HIV treatment in pregnancy may correlate with a greater risk of falling out of the care continuum afterward.
- Raltegravir (Isentress) passes muster as a pediatric treatment option, but with an important caveat.
Join us for a closer look at each of these studies -- and a few of their intriguing data points. To beat HIV, you have to follow the science!