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The HIV Pandemic: Time to Recalibrate and Target the Weak Spots

A conversation with International AIDS Society president Linda-Gail Bekker about a new report on what the future response to HIV should be, released at the the 22nd International AIDS Conference.

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Blood, Hair, or Urine? Weighing PrEP Adherence Options Beyond Self-Report

There are a number of measures determine adherence to PrEP, each with benefits and drawbacks. Currently, no one guideline or definitive standard is being used.

Bruce Richman at Adherence 2018

U=U Offers a 'Message of Hope' for People Living With HIV -- and Providers Need to Spread the Word

Leading researchers and clinicians who influence best practices for conversations about the direct and indirect impact of HIV infection and treatment agree that communications regarding transmission must shift.

Gerald Friedland, M.D. addresses attendees at Adherence 2018

HIV 'Providers' Aren't Just Doctors: An Interview With Gerald Friedland, M.D.

At the recent Adherence 2018 Conference, Friedland emphasized the importance of engaging providers, as well as expanding the definition of HIV providers beyond the clinical setting to include social workers, HIV test counselors, and lawyers.

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Adherence 2018 Panel Tackles Violence and Its Impact on the HIV Care Continuum

A panel at the 13th annual International Conference on HIV Treatment and Prevention Adherence discussed the ways in which violence complicates health outcomes for people with HIV.

Paul Weidle, Pharm.D., M.P.H.

Data Collection Is Revolutionizing HIV Surveillance and Care, but at the Cost of Privacy?

Providers and researchers at the Adherence 2018 Conference discussed the role of data and surveillance through several approaches and how they are being used to understand local and global epidemics, marshal resources, and mobilize stakeholders for i...

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Is Ending the HIV Epidemic Possible, and If So, How? IAPAC Meeting in Geneva Takes Stock of Progress and the Road Ahead

More than 200 health care providers, researchers, and advocates gathered in Geneva, Switzerland, from across the globe to discuss progress and challenges in turning the tide on the HIV epidemic across the globe at the "Controlling the Epidemic" Summi...

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Reducing Risk of Myocardial Infarction in HIV-Positive People

This year at CROI 2018 a few studies tried to explore possible mechanisms for the association of increased myocardial infarction risk and abacavir use.

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M184V Mutation Associated With Increased Risk of Viral Blip but Not Viral Failure With 3TC-Based Dual Therapy

A retrospective analysis presented at CROI 2018 looked at risk of viral rebound in people who switched to lamivudine (Epivir, 3TC)-based dual antiretroviral therapy.

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Efavirenz Might Decrease Effectiveness of the Vaginal Contraceptive Ring

Efavirenz (Sustiva, Stocrin) alters hormone exposure from the vaginal ring in HIV positive women, similar or greater to that previously reported with oral hormonal contraceptives.