Cardiovascular Disease in HIV

Persons living with HIV infection have a higher risk for cardiovascular disease; use of some antiretroviral agents can exacerbate this risk.

Should the FDA Lift the Ban on MSM Blood Donations?

Critics of the blood donation ban propose a policy based on individual risk rather than sexual orientation.

Expert Q&A on HIV Research in Women

Drs Gianella and Karris discuss the many factors that play a role in the underrepresentation of women in HIV research.

HIV Care Continuum: Improving Future Outcomes

The steps in the middle of the HIV continuum of care (between diagnosis and viral suppression) are essential in securing optimal health outcomes.

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Visit this link to see all the latest videos from Infectious Disease Advisor's HIV Advisor Channel with Channel Editor Michael Tapper, MD.

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Interrupting Transmission of Tuberculosis Key to Containing Global Epidemic

Interrupting Transmission of Tuberculosis Key to Containing Global Epidemic

Interrupting the transmission of extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis is the most important factor in curtailing the epidemic areas of high disease burden.

Atazanavir/Ritonavir Plus Lamivudine is as Safe, Effective as Triple Therapy

Atazanavir/Ritonavir Plus Lamivudine is as Safe, Effective as Triple Therapy

Dual combination ART with atazanavir/ritonavir plus lamivudine demonstrated similar efficacy and safety as atazanavir/ritonavir plus 2 NRTIs at 48 weeks in the ATLAS-M trial.

Two HIV Studies Reinforce Guidelines Recommending TAF-Based Regimens

Two HIV Studies Reinforce Guidelines Recommending TAF-Based Regimens

Switching to TAF-based regimen was non-inferior to continuing TDF-based regimen in maintaining viral suppression.

Routine HIV Testing Cost-Effective in Antenatal Settings

Routine HIV Testing Cost-Effective in Antenatal Settings

Data from the reviewed studies showed cost savings between $5,761.20 and $3.69 million per case of previously undiagnosed maternal HIV-positive infection prevented.

Increasing Risk of HIV Among Men Who Have Sex With Men

Increasing Risk of HIV Among Men Who Have Sex With Men

Belief that treatments prevent HIV has increased condomless anal sex in both HIV positive men and men who had not tested HIV positive.

Liver Cancer Rates With Interferon-Free Regimens in HIV/HCV

Liver Cancer Rates With Interferon-Free Regimens in HIV/HCV

The incidence of hepatocellular carcinoma after sustained virological response has not increased with the widespread use of all oral direct antivirals regimens as suggested in previous studies, according to a new study.

French Study Points to Eradication of HIV-HCV Coinfection

French Study Points to Eradication of HIV-HCV Coinfection

Prevalence of active HIV-HCV coinfection may decrease to 1.1% in France over the next decade.

Latent HIV May Exist in Both Resting and Non-Resting CD4 T cells

Latent HIV May Exist in Both Resting and Non-Resting CD4 T cells

Researchers quantify inducible virus in long-term suppressed patients that was missed by the gold standard assay that measures the latent reservoir.

New Study Links Darunavir to Increased Risk for CVD

New Study Links Darunavir to Increased Risk for CVD

Study looking at the use of 2 frequently used protease inhibitors (atazanavir and darunavir) is suggesting that cumulative use of darunavir may be independently associated with a small but gradually increasing cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk.

Early ART Reduces Bacterial Infection Risk in HIV With High CD4 Counts

Early ART Reduces Bacterial Infection Risk in HIV With High CD4 Counts

Immediate antiretroviral therapy lowers the risk for severe bacterial infections in patients with HIV and high CD4. This effect may be mediated by increases in CD4 count, but not by increases in neutrophil count.

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Should the FDA Lift the Ban on Blood Donations From MSM?

Should the FDA Lift the Ban on Blood Donations From MSM?

Critics of the FDA's current restriction on blood donation from MSM argue that it is unnecessary and discriminatory, and propose a policy based on individual risk rather than sexual orientation.

HIV Research in Women: Expert Q&A

HIV Research in Women: Expert Q&A

Drs Gianella and Karris discuss the many factors that play a role in the underrepresentation of women in HIV research.

Confronting Coronary Heart Disease in HIV/AIDS

Confronting Coronary Heart Disease in HIV/AIDS

A review of coronary heart disease in patients with HIV.

HIV Care Continuum: Improving Future Outcomes

HIV Care Continuum: Improving Future Outcomes

While 86% of all persons living with HIV in the US know that they are HIV-infected, only an estimated 35% actually achieve viral suppression.

Efforts to Boost HIV Testing Rates Working, But Work Remains

Efforts to Boost HIV Testing Rates Working, But Work Remains

Ramped up efforts to encourage more men who have sex with men to get tested for HIV have made an impact, but rates are still lower than needed.

IDSA Guidelines Urge 'Prompt Coordinated Treatment' for HIV and TB

IDSA Guidelines Urge 'Prompt Coordinated Treatment' for HIV and TB

The guidelines note that TB treatment should begin as soon as the patient is suspected of having active TB disease, even before test results confirm the diagnosis.

Traveling the HIV Spectrum With an HIV/AIDS Specialist in the Developed and Developing Worlds

Traveling the HIV Spectrum With an HIV/AIDS Specialist in the Developed and Developing Worlds

Gary Blick, MD, shares his 30+ years of experience in treating HIV.

Social Media Could Help Increase HIV Testing Rates

Social Media Could Help Increase HIV Testing Rates

Following the year-long study period, the intervention group had a testing rate of 63.7% and the comparison group had 42%.

Patients With HIV Face Higher Risk of Cardiovascular Disease, Challenges in CVD Treatment

Patients With HIV Face Higher Risk of Cardiovascular Disease, Challenges in CVD Treatment

Thanks in large part to antiretroviral therapy, patients with HIV are living longer, but they and the physicians who treat them are facing unique challenges as they age.

Gay and Bisexual Men Living in the South Have Greatest Risk Of HIV Infection

Gay and Bisexual Men Living in the South Have Greatest Risk Of HIV Infection

Emory researchers have made new data analyses of where gay and bisexual men are most likely to be infected with HIV. The data will be used to direct vital HIV resources to areas of the most need.

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