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HIV Care and Coronavirus (COVID-19): The Latest Info and Guidance

Multiple U.S. health agencies have released HIV-specific information, and research on HIV and the novel coronavirus is trickling in. Here's what health care providers need to know.

By Myles Helfand and Sony Salzman
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Some Research on Pregnant and Postpartum Women with HIV Is Presented at CROI, But More Trials Are Needed

Pregnant people who are living with or vulnerable to HIV need to be included in clinical trials in order to close our knowledge gaps.

By Barbara Jungwirth
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Contraceptives Don’t Increase HIV Risk, but They Do Interact With Some Antiretrovirals

A CROI 2020 roundup of studies on birth control and women living with HIV.

By Barbara Jungwirth
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Tempering Previous Concerns, Study Finds Dolutegravir Safest HIV Treatment During Pregnancy

New data shows the drug is not more likely to cause birth defects.

By Sony Salzman
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Researchers Discuss the Lessons of the HIV Vaccine Trial That Terminated Earlier This Year

HVTN 702 may not have proven an effective vaccine, but scientists still learned from the research.

By Barbara Jungwirth
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Recent Initiation of Testosterone Therapy Linked to Greater Atherosclerosis Progression in MSM With HIV

New findings contribute to the indication that people with HIV taking testosterone therapy should be counseled on the cardiovascular risks.

By Myles Helfand
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HIV Life Expectancy in U.S. Now Matches General Population—With Some Big “Buts”

The biggest may be that more of an HIV-positive person’s equally long lifespan will be spent managing comorbidities, one large study found.

By Myles Helfand
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This Week in HIV Research: Playing Catchup on the Aging Front

March 12, 2020: The impact of age on viral suppression and immunologic recovery; chronic obstructive pulmonary disease risk among older PLWHIV; sex-based differences in older men vs. women; effect of aging on drug-drug interactions.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
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Scientists Report Documented Sustained HIV Remission in a 4-Year-Old Child

Treating newborns with antiretroviral therapy in the hours after birth may help put HIV into remission.

By Sony Salzman
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A PrEP Pricing Pickle: Descovy Will Need a Drastic Discount to Be Worthwhile, Study Finds

With Truvada going generic soon in the U.S., public health officials will need to make some decisions to make access to both drugs sustainable.

By Myles Helfand