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CROI 2019

New COVID-19 Research and HIV Intervention Breakthroughs Are on the Menu at CROI 2021

Arriving on the one-year anniversary of nationwide COVID-19 shutdowns, the 2021 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections won't be in person this year—but it will emphasize COVID-19 alongside important HIV prevention and treatment updates.

By Larry Buhl
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How a Midwestern HIV Clinic Rapidly Adjusted to the Spreading COVID-19 Pandemic

At the University of Nebraska Medical Center, HIV care providers scrambled to set up new systems in hopes of maintaining retention in care and viral suppression among as many patients as possible.

By Larry Buhl
pain

How Can We Manage Pain Better in Older Adults Living With HIV?

“Telling them now that ‘the government is saying I need to decrease your opioids. ... Sorry you’re going to suffer,’ was just not satisfying to me as a physician,” says Maile Young Karris, M.D.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
groceries

HIV Incidence Is Lower in States With More Generous Low-Income Food Benefits

“The message that needs to be communicated to people in power, and it needs to be communicated loud and frequently, is, ‘Look. Here’s the actual human cost of not enacting these kinds of policies. Here’s the potential benefit,’” says Aaron Richterman, M.D., M.P.H.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
chlamydia

DoxyPEP for STIs: Are We Ready for Prophylactic Doxycycline for MSM on HIV PrEP?

A recent expert debate explored the pros and cons of prescribing the antibiotic as a preventive measure for a subset of people at especially high risk for sexually transmitted infections.

By Michael Broder
birds on soil

Histoplasmosis and HIV in the U.S.: Often Forgotten, Never Gone

IDWeek 2020 provided a perfect opportunity to better understand the modern-day impact of histoplasmosis among Americans living with HIV—and to bone up on the basics.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
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For PrEP to Work, Shared Doctor-Patient Decision-Making Is Key

The process of choosing between PrEP options is often not straightforward. Oni Blackstock, M.D., explains how providers can help ensure their patients end up with the most successful option for them.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
Homeless Man Shaking a Person's Hand

U.S. Homeless Shelters Are Key Centers for HIV and Tuberculosis Prevention, Experts Say

HIV and TB often go hand in hand among people experiencing homelessness in the U.S.—a reality that gives public health officials an opportunity to utilize shelters in tackling both viruses at the same time.

By Larry Buhl
injection

Long-Acting Injectable HIV Treatment Still Appears Safe and Effective—and Largely Accessible Despite COVID-19 Disruptions

Research newly presented at the IDWeek 2020 conference yields further promising data on injectable cabotegravir/rilpivirine, as well as encouraging info regarding COVID-19 disruptions in treatment delivery.

By Larry Buhl
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Flurry of New Research Explores Weight Gain on Integrase Inhibitors Among People Living With HIV

Taken together, these studies appear to confirm that weight gain is a class effect of INSTIs, albeit with potential differences between individual drugs—and much left to be learned about the health impact.

By Michael Broder