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Ivana Beesham

Experts Flummoxed By Conflicting New Data on STIs, HIV, and Long-Term Contraception in Sub-Saharan Africa

ECHO trial results and follow-up studies find unexpectedly low rates of some STIs among users of certain long-term hormonal contraceptives. They also find high HIV rates (unrelated to the contraceptives) that suggest considerable value for PrEP integration.

Fernanda Fernandes Fonseca and Meg Doherty at an IAS 2019 press conference

World Health Organization Updates Guidance on Dolutegravir After Reassuring Data Regarding Safety in Early Pregnancy

New study results leave many experts feeling they went too far in their concerns over birth defect risks associated with the drug.

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Having Fallen Out of Care, Most Gay and Bisexual Men With Detectable HIV Viral Loads Were Successfully Reconnected, Study Finds

The study enrolled more than a thousand people in four U.S. cities: Atlanta, Baltimore, Birmingham, and Boston.

Mexico City's Downtown At Twilight

IAS 2019: What to Expect in HIV Science

Six thousand HIV researchers and experts are expected to make their way to Mexico City for the 10th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Science, which will feature more than 1,000 abstracts highlighting the latest findings in HIV treatment, prevention, and public health policy.

Depression Linked to Cognitive Dysfunction in HIV-Positive Women Img

Depression Linked to Cognitive Dysfunction in HIV-Positive Women

More research is needed to understand the connections between HIV, mental health, and the neurocircuitry that controls executive function.

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The Next Frontier of U=U Science

Undetectable equals untransmittable (U=U) has improved HIV prevention and tackled stigma, but there are still a few questions to answer.

CDC Explains and Defends Molecular Surveillance System Img

CDC Explains and Defends Molecular Surveillance System

A leading researcher at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention addressed community concerns that surveillance data will be used to put people in prison under HIV criminalization laws.

'Drug Users Are People Too': Addressing Opioid Addiction, Chemsex, Alcoholism, and Smoking Among People Living With HIV Img

'Drug Users Are People Too': Addressing Opioid Addiction, Chemsex, Alcoholism, and Smoking Among People Living With HIV

A CROI 2019 symposium demonstrated the need for continued research and programs that address substance use and its impact on people living with HIV.

Not Surprisingly, PopART Study Showed Community-Based Services Reduce HIV Incidence Img

Not Surprisingly, PopART Study Showed Community-Based Services Reduce HIV Incidence

"We don't need to spend another $140 million to find out how to retain people in care," activist David Barr writes. "We need to invest in the kinds of services people need so that they can use treatment easily and effectively."

The Genetic Mutation Behind the Only Apparent Cure for HIV Img

The Genetic Mutation Behind the Only Apparent Cure for HIV

The HIV-resistant gene mutation CCR5 delta 32 has an interesting past. Could it also be the future of HIV treatment and prevention?