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Risk Prediction Scores Aid Management of Chronic Kidney Disease in HIV

Risk Prediction Scores Aid Management of Chronic Kidney Disease in HIV

Investigators sought to assess the effectiveness of tools to predict the risk of chronic kidney disease in individuals with HIV.

Assessment of Chronic Opioid Therapy in People Living With HIV

Assessment of Chronic Opioid Therapy in People Living With HIV

Appropriate monitoring and implementation of guidelines for opioid therapy is lacking in patients living with HIV.

Unplanned Pregnancies Prevalent Among HIV-Positive Women

Unplanned Pregnancies Prevalent Among HIV-Positive Women

Researchers examined unplanned pregnancies and contraceptive use among HIV-positive women in a cross-sectional study.

Multilevel Interventions Needed to Improve Barriers to PrEP

Multilevel Interventions Needed to Improve Barriers to PrEP

The final review included 47 articles that fell under 1 of the following categories: primary data on cognitive variables of providers; data on cognitive variables and perspectives of individuals at risk for HIV infection; literature on PrEP implementation; and case studies of PrEP demonstration and implementation projects.

Higher Rate of Mother-to-Child Transmission Among Women With Perinatal HIV

Higher Rate of Mother-to-Child Transmission Among Women With Perinatal HIV

Although rates of mother-to-child transmission of HIV have decreased as a result of effective treatments and protective delivery and feeding practices, transmission does persist.

Social Network Support Decreases Risk for HIV Seroconversion in Black MSM

Social Network Support Decreases Risk for HIV Seroconversion in Black MSM

The increased presence of social network support may decrease the risk for HIV seroconversion in black MSM.

Long-Term Viral Suppression May Decrease Cancer Risk in HIV+ Individuals

Long-Term Viral Suppression May Decrease Cancer Risk in HIV+ Individuals

Antiretroviral therapy resulting in long-term viral suppression of HIV may contribute to cancer prevention.

ART Simplification Does Not Affect Systemic Inflammation in Virologically Suppressed HIV

ART Simplification Does Not Affect Systemic Inflammation in Virologically Suppressed HIV

Simplification to atazanavir/ritonavir plus lamivudine as a maintenance therapy has the same effect on markers of systemic inflammation biomarkers as triple therapy.

HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis Linked to Drop in Condom Use

HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis Linked to Drop in Condom Use

For gay and bisexual men, an increase in HIV PrEP is associated with a reduction in condom use.

Closer Monitoring Recommended for Older Patients Treated With Dolutegravir for HIV

Closer Monitoring Recommended for Older Patients Treated With Dolutegravir for HIV

The maximum concentration of the integrase inhibitor dolutegravir was significantly higher in older people living with HIV.

Prezcobix Not Recommended During Pregnancy, According to Updated Labeling

Prezcobix Not Recommended During Pregnancy, According to Updated Labeling

The labeling now states that Prezcobix is not recommended for use in pregnant women due to substantially lower exposures of the active ingredients, darunavir and cobicistat, during pregnancy.

Abnormal Glucose Regulation Associated With Cognitive Dysfunction in HIV+ Men

Abnormal Glucose Regulation Associated With Cognitive Dysfunction in HIV+ Men

A study sought to determine the relationship between glycemic status and cognition in people living with HIV.

Cumulative Ritonavir-Boosted Darunavir Use May Be Associated With Increased CVD Risk

Cumulative Ritonavir-Boosted Darunavir Use May Be Associated With Increased CVD Risk

An increased risk for cardiovascular disease with ritonavir-boosted darunavir regimens for HIV was identified in a prospective multicenter study.

Cancer Treatment Disparities in Elderly HIV-Infected Americans Warrant Attention

Cancer Treatment Disparities in Elderly HIV-Infected Americans Warrant Attention

Cancer treatment rates for HIV-infected seniors were lowest among the younger subset of patients, who would likely benefit most from treatment in terms of life expectancy.

Psychosocial Interventions in HIV: How Best to Support HIV-Positive Patients

Psychosocial Interventions in HIV: How Best to Support HIV-Positive Patients

Mental health professionals supporting patients living with HIV need to make space for their patients to process the emotional effect of their diagnosis, but not to make assumptions about what it means to them.

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