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This Week in HIV Research: U=U and the Hippocratic Oath

April 1, 2021: The ethics of teaching U=U; the role of primary care in HIV service acceptance; STI testing rates in transgender women; the potential in anal self-sampling.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
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Hepatitis D Infection Poses Greater Risks to People Living With HIV, Study Finds

New research suggests a high prevalence of hepatitis D, the most severe form of viral hepatitis, in PLWH in regions of Europe, and a particularly high risk for people who inject drugs.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
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Anal Cancer Screening Must Include Women Living With HIV, Researchers Say

The incidence of anal cancer is rapidly growing in the United States, and may overtake cervical cancer within the next 10 years.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
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This Week in HIV Research: What Risk Compensation?

Feb. 4, 2021: STI rates among PrEP users; how Medicaid expansion affects HIV testing and PrEP rates; utilizing mental health care providers in PrEP uptake; adapting HIV care in the COVID era.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
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This Week in HIV Research: Health in Unity

Jan. 21, 2021: Dyad-level interventions in serodiscordant relationships; using social media to improve PrEP uptake; HCV prevalence among MSM; the irrelevance of doxycycline prophylaxis against mycoplasma genitalium.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
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Self-Swabbing Is an Affirming and Effective Cervical-Cancer Screening Tool for Transmasculine People

Transmasculine people face an array of barriers when understanding their HPV risk and accessing cervical-cancer screenings.

By Emmett Patterson
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This Week in HIV Research: Our Immensely Intersectional Epidemic

Dec. 3, 2020: A simple scoring system for PrEP referral; integrating meth use and HIV prevention interventions; genetically linked HIV strains cross county lines; viral suppression rates in first vs. second pregnancies.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
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DoxyPEP for STIs: Are We Ready for Prophylactic Doxycycline for MSM on HIV PrEP?

A recent expert debate explored the pros and cons of prescribing the antibiotic as a preventive measure for a subset of people at especially high risk for sexually transmitted infections.

By Michael Broder
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Understanding U=U Can Improve Health Outcomes for People Living with HIV—but the Message Matters

W. David Hardy, M.D., discusses the takeaway messages for HIV care providers after a recent research paper found that a third of all people living with HIV reported never discussing U=U with their provider.

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