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New Website Helps People Trying to Navigate Their PrEP Options

A team led by Shannon Weber, M.S.W., has developed PleasePrEPMe, an online PrEP provider search and chat service.

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This Week in HIV Research: Unexpected Outcomes

May 2, 2019: patient-centered care model improves viral suppression; subpar immune responses when baseline CD4 tops 500; when CD4 plummets despite viral suppression; vaccination, immunoglobulin, and hepatitis A exposure.

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This Week in HIV Research: Disparities Drive the Epidemic

April 25, 2019: stigma and viral load among African-American women; U.S. HIV incidence sans racial disparities; the care continuum is failing young MSM; a moment of reckoning regarding HIV among U.S. youth.

The U.S. Ending the Epidemic Plan Has to Deal With Uneven Health Care Systems Img

Plan to End HIV Epidemic in U.S. Must Contend With Uneven State Health Care Systems

Best practices need to be replicated, but our health care structure will make doing so more challenging, says Ace Robinson of the Fast-Track Cities initiative.

Primary Care Providers Aware of PrEP in NYC Suburbs, but Report Barriers to Prescribing Img

Primary Care Providers Aware of PrEP in NYC Suburbs, but Report Barriers to Prescribing

Anthony J. Santella, Dr.P.H., explains why prevention efforts are lagging within the largest suburban HIV epidemic in the U.S.

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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.

Overdoses and Smoking Are Taking the Lives of People With HIV Who Have Been Cured of Hepatitis C Img

Overdoses and Smoking Are Taking the Lives of People With HIV Who Have Been Cured of Hepatitis C

"Providing HCV treatment alone while neglecting to concurrently address the social determinants of health will do little to improve the health outcomes of the majority of individuals with chronic HCV," the study authors wrote.

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This Week in HIV Research: HIV Is Not an Obstacle

April 11, 2019: acute syphilis and virologic control; neuropsychological performance after switching off efavirenz; structural LGBTQ stigma and HIV criminalization in U.S. states; lung cancer resection surgery in people with HIV.

New Study Finds HPV Infection High -- and Vaccination Rates Low -- in Young Sexual Minority Men and Transgender Women Img

New Study Finds HPV Infection High -- and Vaccination Rates Low -- in Young Sexual Minority Men and Transgender Women

More awareness of human papillomavirus is needed for gay/bisexual men and transgender women of color -- and their health care providers, research suggests.

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Depression Linked to Cognitive Dysfunction in HIV-Positive Women

More research is needed to understand the connections between HIV, mental health, and the neurocircuitry that controls executive function.