This study identified some information about transgender women's sexual networks in Los Angeles. But activists worry about privacy and the potential that the surveillance method will be used in HIV criminalization cases.
Prior studies have indicated that hepatitis C direct-acting antivirals reduce the risk of hepatocellular carcinoma, but this is the first large prospective study to compare outcomes among treated and untreated patients.
Internalized HIV stigma, depression, and adherence in women; what “internalized HIV stigma” actually means; tenofovir-containing gel and genital herpes prevention; the neurocognitive effects of cerebrospinal HIV escape.
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.
Some have expressed concern that, as PrEP use increases in the U.S., so will the transmission of other STIs. A new study pushes back against that worry.
Alternate PrEP guideline recommendations; partner notification and onward HIV transmission; shifting causes of death among HIV/HCV-coinfected people; correlates of lower adherence among people on methadone maintenance.
New for the week ending March 15: Study of young black MSM finds no link between PrEP uptake and STI incidence; HIV risk scores and PrEP usage; impact of youth-tailored HIV services; long-acting antiretroviral interest among younger people with HIV.
Sexually transmitted infections are on the rise in the U.S. A recent study explored whether chlamydia and gonorrhea infections have a direct relationship to HIV rates and, if so, how large the impact is.
Cardiorespiratory fitness and inflammation among sedentary people with HIV; helping patients increase physical activity; transwomen and metabolic syndrome; failed treatment of precancerous cervical lesions.
Do the guidelines for laboratory monitoring still make sense when our HIV treatments have become so safe and effective? Paul E. Sax, M.D., offers a revised -- and deliberately provocative -- recommendation.