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This Week in HIV Research: Sex, Drugs, and Broken Bones

Aug. 8, 2019: Casual sex partners increase among U.S. MSM; why some MSM undervalue PrEP; proteinuria prevalence and fracture risk; cannabis, cocaine, and inflammation in people living with HIV.

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New Drug Approved for Complicated Urinary Tract and Intra-Abdominal Infections

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a three-drug regimen to treat complicated urinary tract infections and complicated intra-abdominal infections, both of which can be especially problematic for people living with HIV.

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This Week in HIV Research: From PrEP to Treatment, There's Always More to Learn

April 18, 2019: lamivudine/raltegravir for PrEP; feminizing hormone may impact PrEP efficacy; why TAF has a better renal profile than TDF; the role of internet dating in HIV incidence trends.

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This Week in HIV Research: The Science of Risk

Traditional factors vs. HIV-specific factors in non-communicable complications; frailty and fracture risk among women; lipid measurements and coronary risks; new data on efavirenz and birth defects.

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This Week in HIV Research: Renal Upsides for Tenofovir Alafenamide

E/C/F/TAF viability for dialysis patients; TAF safety following renal damage; mental health needs for American Indians; parenting desires of people with HIV.

After Hepatitis C Cure, Kidney Problems Linked to Cocaine Use Img

After Hepatitis C Cure, Kidney Problems Linked to Cocaine Use

For people who used cocaine after being cured of HCV, the health of their kidneys declined at a relatively rapid pace.

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This Week in HIV Research: HIV Antiretrovirals vs. HPV

The effect of HIV treatment on HPV risk; bone mineral density declines in women vs. men; how hep C cure affects kidney function; when it comes to non-daily PrEP, location matters.

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Three Kidney Metrics Worse With HIV Than Without in Aging Adults

Having HIV infection raised the chances of impaired kidney function by three standard measures in a Dutch comparison of aging adults living with versus without HIV.

Switching to Genoya Plus Prezista Maintains Viral Suppression, Improves Renal Markers Img

Switching to Genoya Plus Prezista Maintains Viral Suppression, Improves Renal Markers

Switching from a suppressive five-drug regimen to Genvoya and Prezista proved virologically noninferior to maintaining the initial regimen at 24 weeks and virologically superior at 48 weeks.

Hepatitis C Increases Risk of Some Nonliver Diseases in People With HIV Img

Hepatitis C Increases Risk of Some Nonliver Diseases in People With HIV

Hepatitis C independently raised the risk of kidney disease and osteoporosis or fracture in an analysis of 5,000 people with HIV.