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This Week in HIV Research: What We Don’t Know Hurts Them

Aug. 20, 2020: HIV knowledge and stigma among health care workers in the southern U.S.; condomless sex vs. HIV risk among MSM; how drug class choice may affect onward transmission risk; STI screening rates among MSM on PrEP.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
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This Week in HIV Research: Links in a Chain

July 16, 2020: Starting HIV treatment during hospitalization for people who use drugs; type of substance use affects viral suppression odds; benefits of a cross-disciplinary medical support team; does STI recency dictate PrEP necessity for women?

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
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This Week in HIV Research: Do As We Say, Not As We Do

July 9, 2020: Abysmal HIV testing rates in U.S. ambulatory care settings; STI testing frequency in PrEP users; trends in U.S. PrEP uptake; integrating opioid therapy with HCV care in people who inject drugs.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
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This Week in HIV Research: The Fast-Acting Power of Integrase

April 9, 2020: Rapid efficacy of integrase-based treatment; a potent PrEP ad campaign in Chicago; more frequent STI screening for PrEP users; Ryan White funding fuels critical rural HIV care and services.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
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Contraceptives Don’t Increase HIV Risk, but They Do Interact With Some Antiretrovirals

A CROI 2020 roundup of studies on birth control and women living with HIV.

By Barbara Jungwirth
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This Week in HIV Research: Is Viral Suppression an STI Prevention Tool?

March 5, 2020: How U=U reduces more than HIV transmission; "other" HPV strain risks post-vaccination; vitamin E for nonalcoholic steatohepatitis; HCV therapy and increased cardiovascular risk.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
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Ending the HIV Epidemic Is a Team Effort. The New York City and State Health Departments Discuss Their Combined Work

Johanne Morne, M.S., and Oni Blackstock, M.D., sat down with TheBody to discuss their successes and their work to close the disparities gap.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
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This Week in HIV Research: Where Our Reach Falls Short

Dec. 19, 2019: Often-insufficient CD4 and viral load testing for women; factors affecting syphilis incidence among women with HIV; STI testing rates among people with HIV; the effect of benzodiazepines on neurocognition.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
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Doxycycline for Bacterial STI Prevention: A Different Type of PrEP

An international team of experts conducted a thoughtful review of existing research regarding the use of doxycycline for STI prevention. Do the risks of its use outweigh the benefits?

By David Alain Wohl, M.D.
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HPV Vaccine Rates Are Low Because People Still Don't Understand Its Cancer Risks

The vaccine for human papillomavirus got a bad rap when it debuted. And yet time has shown it's very effective in reducing cancers linked to HPV.

By Martha Kempner