Addressing Gaps for Women With HIV Involved in the Criminal Justice System

Jaimie P. Meyer, MD, from the Yale School of Medicine, discusses her work on identifying opportunities to reduce risk for HIV transmission, particularly in women ...

Treating and Preventing HIV With Generic Drugs

Generic antiretroviral agents have had a dramatic effect on outcomes in developing nations, and their availability in developed countries is rapidly expanding as more brand-name ...

Treating Major Depressive Disorder Improves Outcomes in HIV

Mental health problems are 1 of the most important reasons for failing to engage in long-term control of HIV.

Improving Adherence to ART in HIV

The rapidly developing landscape of antiretroviral therapy adherence monitoring has great potential for clinical application, but cost-effectiveness and feasibility studies are needed to define the ...

Preventing HIV, STIs Through School-Based Programs

Although a positive impact on behavior change has been reported following the implementation of curriculum-based programs, there is a lack of clear evidence that school-based ...

PrEP Crucial for People Involved in Criminal Justice Systems

Important strategies to consider for people involved in the criminal justice systems include linkage to antiretroviral therapy for those who are HIV positive and linkage ...

Pausing ART: Safety and Ethical Considerations

Dr Gianella Weibel talks with Dr Li and Dr Dubé, investigators of a new study from the AIDS Clinical Trials Group, which uses an intensively ...
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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.

Feature Article

Insight Into the HIV Self-Testing Debate

Insight Into the HIV Self-Testing Debate

Although the CDC recommends routine HIV screening for all people age 13-64 years, numerous barriers to HIV testing in healthcare settings have been identified, including lack of access and fear of stigma and discrimination.

Telling Children Their HIV Status: Interview With Dr Elizabeth Lowenthal

Telling Children Their HIV Status: Interview With Dr Elizabeth Lowenthal

Infectious Disease Advisor speaks with Elizabeth D. Lowenthal, MD, about the challenges associated with revealing HIV seropositive status to children.

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.

Vagus Nerve Stimulation May Improve HIV-Associated Depression

Vagus Nerve Stimulation May Improve HIV-Associated Depression

Transcutaneous vagus nerve stimulation could provide a safe alternative treatment in HIV-depression by targeting both depression and other comorbidities that can burden people living with HIV.

How HIV Affects Cervical Cancer Risk and Outcomes

How HIV Affects Cervical Cancer Risk and Outcomes

Women with HIV have an increased risk for persistent HPV infection, which frequently progresses to cervical cancer, and they should be warned of their increased risk for HPV and cervical cancer and, when appropriate, advised to undergo HPV vaccination.

Linkage to HIV Care: To Give or Not to Give Financial Incentives?

Linkage to HIV Care: To Give or Not to Give Financial Incentives?

Use of incentives makes the most sense with disadvantaged populations including homeless, drug users, and people in developing countries.

Role of the Microbiome on HIV Infection, Prevention, and Treatment

Role of the Microbiome on HIV Infection, Prevention, and Treatment

The interactions between HIV, ART, human sexual behavior, and the gut microbiome are complex and sorting out these interactions will be important to design future interventions.

Adolescents at Risk for HIV Should Be Offered PrEP

Adolescents at Risk for HIV Should Be Offered PrEP

Experts discuss new findings supporting the need for PrEP in adolescents and discuss the continued debate surrounding parental consent and other relevant issues.

Assessing the Risk Factors of Neurocognitive Decline in HIV+ Individuals

Assessing the Risk Factors of Neurocognitive Decline in HIV+ Individuals

The incidence of neurocognitive impairment is high in HIV-infected population, despite the introduction of combination antiretroviral therapy (CART).

Why Patients Discontinue ART— and What You Can Do to Stop It

Why Patients Discontinue ART— and What You Can Do to Stop It

Learn more about when stopping antiretroviral therapy (ART) may be necessary, why patients discontinue ART, predicting viral suppression, and predicting and encouraging adherence.

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