Dec. 12, 2019: A lot of catchup to do before “Ending the HIV Epidemic”; the value of online HIV self-test distribution; viral suppression is about more than basic HIV treatment services; effect of hormone therapy on PrEP levels.
Common Antidepressant Reduces Meth Use and High-Risk Sexual Behavior for Gay and Bisexual Men and Transgender Women
Could this give hope to people struggling with crystal meth addiction?
Men with a main partner used drugs during sex at similar rates to those with only casual partners. But studying couples could lead to HIV prevention programs that could reduce racial disparity.
Oct. 31, 2019: HCV treatment efficacy regardless of injection drug use; chronic pain, marijuana, and prescription opoids; the most urgent HIV training priorities; neuro effects of switching from Atripla to Complera.
This population is under-represented in HIV data, and few prevention or treatment interventions exist to support them. A new meta-analysis hopes to paint a picture of what's needed.
An in-depth update on what we know about HCV risk, symptoms, screening, outcomes, and treatment (including financial barriers).
Sep. 5, 2019: An extra decade of "heart age"; stop grouping trans women with MSM; women often have anal cancer precursor lesions; hep C treatment success doesn't equal more risk behavior.
Aug. 29, 2019: Viral load blips, low-level viremia, and eventual virologic failure; pinpointing non-adherence as a cause of HIV treatment failure; HIV care costs vary widely throughout U.S.; Kaposi sarcoma incidence in the modern HIV treatment era.
The scientists noted that daily ingestion of methadone provides an opportunity to supervise the consumption of HIV medications in places where methadone is dispensed.
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.