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Hypertension Control Emerges as Key Concern in Examination of HIV, Aging, and Cardiovascular Disease

David Alain Wohl, M.D., talks through new data presented at CROI 2021 that further our understanding of the interplay between HIV and comorbidities we often associate with aging, particularly those related to cardiovascular disease.

By David Alain Wohl, M.D.
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This Week in HIV Research: The Indirect Harms of the COVID-19 Pandemic

March 25, 2021: HIV disease progression spikes in a London hospital; neurocognitive impairment and frailty in PLWH; the smell of HIV-associated neurocognitive disorder; statin usage and physical function decline.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
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Older Adults Living With HIV Often Have Delayed Entry Into Care

A new study shows that almost two-thirds of older adults who were diagnosed with HIV at a Connecticut clinic were already at an advanced stage of disease progression.

By Michael Broder
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This Week in HIV Research: The Importance of Challenging Our Assumptions

Feb. 25, 2021: High HCV SVR among people using substances; geographic HIV care disparities among Black Americans; self-administered imiquimod vs. ASIL excision; PrEP uptake in syringe service programs.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
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This Week in HIV Research: To Sleep, Perchance to Dream

Feb. 18, 2021: Insomnia rates among PLWH; trends in multimorbidity diagnosis; viral load control loss in the modern HIV treatment era; acceptability of HIV self-test dissemination methods.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
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Elevated Dementia Risk Persists Among Older People Living With HIV

Even among people on modern HIV treatment, just over a quarter of PLWH are diagnosed with dementia by age 80, compared to just under 14% of HIV-negative people, according to a new U.S. study.

By Larry Buhl
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How Can We Manage Pain Better in Older Adults Living With HIV?

“Telling them now that ‘the government is saying I need to decrease your opioids. ... Sorry you’re going to suffer,’ was just not satisfying to me as a physician,” says Maile Young Karris, M.D.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
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Taking a Sexual History Is an Essential Part of Good Health Care

Sex is a vital part of human life—and clinicians should be asking about it.

By Gigi Engle
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This Week in HIV Research: Revisiting Our Needs

Oct. 8, 2020: HPV-related cancer risk among women living with HIV; the interplay between HIV, HBV, and liver disease; Framingham vs. other tools to gauge statin value; integrase inhibitors, weight gain, and menopause.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
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This Week in HIV Research: Disclosing Our Disparities

Sept. 17, 2020: HIV prevalence gaps between Latinx people and non-Latinx white people; Obamacare awareness and perceptions among HIV clinicians; the relationship between pain and HIV; cancer mortality trends among PLWH.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand