Women with HIV should receive not only the same antiretroviral therapy as men, but also clinical care tailored to their specific risk factors and health care goals, according to Kathleen Squires, M.D.
"The first lesson in adherence is that preconceived ideas about who will be adhering and who will not are often wrong," said Carlos Del Rio, M.D., a professor of medicine at Emory University School of Medicine.
In rural areas, scarce clinical resources exist for many people living with chronic infectious diseases -- or for the clinicians who provide care for them. But a program called Project ECHO is trying to turn that tide.
Researchers at IDWeek 2015 discussed the logistics of delivering antiretroviral therapy to all 37 million people living with HIV in the world and how to reach people during acute HIV infection.
Sex Workers, Injection Drug Users and Men Who Have Sex With Men Continue to Be Most Affected by HIV Epidemic, Panelists Say
People involved in sex work are 12 times more likely, men who have sex with men are 19 times more likely, and people who inject drugs are 28 times more likely to become infected with HIV than the general public.
What are the hottest developments in HIV clinical science over the past year? Physician-researcher Adaora Adimora, M.D., M.P.H., brought us a brief tour of key highlights at the start of the IDWeek 2015 medical conference in San Diego.
A six-week ad campaign on Grindr -- a popular dating app for MSM (men who have sex with men) -- resulted in 344 requests for OraQuick HIV self-test kits, showing high potential for social media campaigns to reach untested populations.
Virginia Triant, M.D., M.P.H., provided an in-depth overview on what is now known about the context and pathophysiology of cardiovascular disease in people living with HIV -- as the understanding of these complications has evolved considerably in rec...
"Our understanding of mechanisms of HIV-associated cardiovascular disease (CVD) has not yet translated into tailored clinical interventions," says Virginia Triant, M.D., M.P.H., who provided strategies for healthcare providers to integrate the preven...
HIV-Positive Men Taking Erectile Dysfunction Drugs More Likely to Take Sexual Risks and Have Syphilis
HIV-positive men who had been prescribed medication for erectile dysfunction had a higher rate of syphilis and were more likely to have engaged in sexual risk behaviors than those who had not been prescribed such drugs, according to a study presented...