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Uncertainty About PrEP Persists Among Physicians in the United States Img

Uncertainty About PrEP Persists Among Physicians in the United States

A large proportion of physicians in the U.S. still don't know how they feel about the use of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), according to a study presented at IDWeek 2014. The study concluded that programs should be developed to train providers pri...

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Long-Term Tenofovir Use Associated With Higher Rates of Kidney Problems

Renal dysfunction was more likely in patients who had taken tenofovir (Truvada, TDF) longer, were older, or also had diabetes or hypertension, according to a study presented at IDWeek 2014.

HIV-Positive Men Taking Erectile Dysfunction Drugs More Likely to Take Sexual Risks and Have Syphilis Img

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...

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Asking About Sexual History More Likely to Get HIV-Positive Patients Tested for Syphilis

Patients living with HIV who had had their sexual history taken were four times more likely to be tested for syphilis than those who had no such history documented, according to a study presented at IDWeek 2014, highlighting the importance of obtaini...

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What 2014 Development Has the Biggest Impact on HIV Care?

Each year we see new developments in HIV that improve the lives of those living with the disease and make it easier for providers to care for patients. We asked some of the leading experts what development this year they thought would have the biggest …

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HIV Researchers Weigh In on Ebola Outbreak

With the Ebola outbreak making headlines, many have drawn comparisons to the early days of the AIDS epidemic. We asked HIV researchers and clinicians what their opinions were on the current Ebola epidemic.

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HIV Drug Development Pipeline Update, Fall 2014 Edition

HIV treatment remains far from perfect, and there are still seats at the table available for improved antiretrovirals. Paul Sax, M.D., provides an update on several of the most noteworthy candidates currently in development.

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Comparing Older and Younger Patients Starting HIV Treatment

There were no apparent differences between older (aged 50 and up) and younger people living with HIV who initiated antiretroviral treatment in terms of the CD4 and virologic responses; however, blood chemistry and metabolic complications did differ, ...

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Does Timing of Flu Vaccination Affect Immunity for HIV-Positive Patients?

More HIV-positive patients who were vaccinated against influenza early in the season got the flu compared to those vaccinated after mid-November, according to a study at IDWeek 2014, raising questions about whether timing of vaccination matters.

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Viral Rebound Is Significantly Delayed Among Some Who Interrupt HIV Treatment

Is taking a month or two off from antiretroviral therapy truly such a bad thing? If new research presented at IDWeek 2014 is any indication, the argument for or against HIV treatment interruptions may be more nuanced than we thought.