For HIV nurses, care often includes working with patients with mental illness and substance abuse issues.
Though deeply impacted by the virus, HIV may not be the first concern for transgender women.
The experimental drug ibalizumab, a monoclonal antibody, continues to effectively lower viral load in people with drug-resistant HIV through 48 weeks of treatment, as potential FDA approval nears.
A pilot study at Massachusetts General Hospital successfully utilizes nurses to engage HIV-positive patients in follow-up care regardless of the hospital department into which they've been admitted.
Nurses spend more time with patients than any other member of the care team does, forging strong bonds that can be an asset when advocating for a patient's care, and a burden when coping with emotional fatigue and burnout.
Two studies presented at IDWeek 2017 looked at patient and provider issues that impact retention in care and offered new insights that might help end disparities in the HIV care continuum.
Low dietary calcium might contribute to low bone mineral density (BMD) in men living with hepatitis C but not in those with HIV, according to a Veterans Administration analysis.
A single-tablet combination D/C/F/TAF proved virologically noninferior to continuing a suppressive boosted protease inhibitor plus F/TDF at 48 weeks in the phase 3 randomized Emerald trial.
At the 2017 Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (ANAC) conference, nurses gathered in Dallas to talk about juggling the medical complexities of HIV infection, managing their patients' additional comorbid conditions, and providing emotional support....
At the 2017 Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (ANAC) conference, nurses gathered in Dallas to talk about juggling the medical complexities of HIV infection, managing their patients’ additional comorbid conditions, and providing emotional support.