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HIV, TB Co-Infection Associated With Decreased Neurological Performance

HIV, TB Co-Infection Associated With Decreased Neurological Performance

Co-infection of HIV+ and tuberculosis (TB) may be associated with decreased neurological and neuropsychological functioning.

Metabolic Effects of Initiating Lopinavir/Ritonavir Treatment in Children

Metabolic Effects of Initiating Lopinavir/Ritonavir Treatment in Children

Lopinavir/ritonavir-based treatment may be associated with higher total cholesterol in young children.

Recipients of Popular Facial May Have Been Exposed to HIV, Hepatitis

Recipients of Popular Facial May Have Been Exposed to HIV, Hepatitis

Inspection at the VIP Spa in Albuquerque detected practices that might spread HIV or hepatitis B and C.

Checkpoint Blockade Demonstrates Antitumor Activity in HIV-Associated Kaposi Sarcoma

Checkpoint Blockade Demonstrates Antitumor Activity in HIV-Associated Kaposi Sarcoma

One patient achieved complete remission in the trial, while 5 other patients experienced partial remission.

Aptima and RealTime Assay Have High Concordance in Monitoring HIV Viral Load

Aptima and RealTime Assay Have High Concordance in Monitoring HIV Viral Load

The Aptima assay has 6-sigma performance, high concordance with the RealTime reference assay, and is user friendly and efficient, making it a good choice for laboratories that perform routine monitoring of HIV-1 viral loads.

Ibalizumab, a Treatment Option for Multidrug Resistant HIV-1 Infection

Ibalizumab, a Treatment Option for Multidrug Resistant HIV-1 Infection

Ibalizumab showed significant antiviral activity in patients with multidrug-resistant HIV-1 infection, advanced disease, and few other treatment options

FDA Approves Two New Oral Treatments for HIV-1 Infection

FDA Approves Two New Oral Treatments for HIV-1 Infection

Delstrigo is approved as a complete regimen whereas Pifeltro is to be administered in combination with other antiretrovirals.

Behavioral Intervention Reduces HIV Transmission Risk in Young Transgender Women

Behavioral Intervention Reduces HIV Transmission Risk in Young Transgender Women

A group-based behavioral intervention reduced the sexual risk for HIV infection and transmission by nearly 40% in young transgender women.

Patient Navigation Associated With Positive Outcomes in HIV

Patient Navigation Associated With Positive Outcomes in HIV

Patient navigation may be considered an effective strategy to enhance engagement and continuation in disease treatment among people with HIV.

Smartphone App Can Help Improve Outcomes in Patients With HIV

Smartphone App Can Help Improve Outcomes in Patients With HIV

Improvements seen in retention in care, CD4 counts, and viral suppression.

HIV Viral Suppression Rates Show Increasing Trend, 1997 to 2015

HIV Viral Suppression Rates Show Increasing Trend, 1997 to 2015

Lower odds of having detectable viral load for older adults and those using ISTI-based regimen

The Nature of Stigma-Pain Relation in People Living With HIV

The Nature of Stigma-Pain Relation in People Living With HIV

Anxiety sensitivity may explain the association between stigma and pain among people living with HIV.

Trends in HIV/AIDS Have Worsened in African-Americans

Trends in HIV/AIDS Have Worsened in African-Americans

Recommendations have been developed for addressing the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the African-American community.

Ibalizumab Active in Multidrug Resistant HIV-1 Infection

Ibalizumab Active in Multidrug Resistant HIV-1 Infection

Ibalizumab has antiviral activity among patients with multidrug resistant HIV-1 infection.

Tolerability of Switching to Long-acting Cabotegravir Plus Rilpivirine From Current HIV-1 Regimen

Tolerability of Switching to Long-acting Cabotegravir Plus Rilpivirine From Current HIV-1 Regimen

The ATLAS study enrolled 570 patients infected with HIV-1; participants were randomized to either the experimental or active comparator arms.

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