A Transgender Woman’s Perspective on HIV Prevention and Care

Dr Sara Gianella talks with Brooke Sullivan, a transgender woman and HIV activist, about ways to improve transgender individuals' involvement in HIV research.

Study to Examine Effects of PrEP in Transgender Population

Dr Sara Gianella talks with Dr Sheldon Morris, from the University of California San Diego AntiViral Research Center about an upcoming PrEP study in transgender ...

HIV Transmission Through Breastfeeding

Mother-to-child HIV transmission rates are low in the presence of antiretroviral therapy but increase once ART stops at 6 months postpartum.

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.

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Life Expectancy for People With HIV Has Improved With ART

Life Expectancy for People With HIV Has Improved With ART

Young adult patients with HIV who are on treatment are living longer in North America and Europe.

Congressional Acts Pose Threat to National ID Health Initiatives

Congressional Acts Pose Threat to National ID Health Initiatives

Passage of the 2017 budget, along with congressional approval of the AHCA, leaves large holes in the funding of the proposed national approach to infectious disease control.

Higher Risk for Pneumonia in HIV Does Not Mean Worse Outcomes

Higher Risk for Pneumonia in HIV Does Not Mean Worse Outcomes

A Barcelona study found that patients with HIV required no special treatment for pneumonia compared with healthy individuals.

WHO: Trained Lay Providers Can Perform HIV Rapid Diagnostic Testing

WHO: Trained Lay Providers Can Perform HIV Rapid Diagnostic Testing

A World Health Organization expert panel recommended lay health care workers be allowed to conduct HIV testing services using rapid diagnostic tests.

FDA Updates Labeling for Two HIV Drugs

FDA Updates Labeling for Two HIV Drugs

The Drug Interactions section has been updated to include information on concomitant use of corticosteroids with 2 HIV medications.

Can Bone Ultrasonography Accurately Detect HIV-induced Osteoporosis?

Can Bone Ultrasonography Accurately Detect HIV-induced Osteoporosis?

Researchers assessed whether bone ultrasonography parameters were altered with a tenofovir treatment regimen compared to other antiretroviral drugs.

Improving Long-term Outcomes in Perinatally Infected Youth With HIV

Improving Long-term Outcomes in Perinatally Infected Youth With HIV

Nearly 1500 youth infected perinatally with HIV were included in a cohort study to examine rates of clinical events.

Pitavastatin Lowers Cholesterol More Effectively Than Pravastatin in HIV

Pitavastatin Lowers Cholesterol More Effectively Than Pravastatin in HIV

Pitavastatin reduced low-density lipoprotein cholesterol to a greater extent than pravastatin with a similar safety profile in patients with HIV and dyslipidemia.

Intervention for Reducing HIV Risk Behaviors in Hispanic/Latino MSM

Intervention for Reducing HIV Risk Behaviors in Hispanic/Latino MSM

A novel intervention reduced HIV risk behavior and improved education among Hispanic/Latino men who have sex with men.

Does HIV Coinfection Play a Role in Persistent Ebola RNA in Semen?

Does HIV Coinfection Play a Role in Persistent Ebola RNA in Semen?

Researchers discuss a case of an Ebola virus disease survivor with HIV coinfection whose semen tested positive for Ebola virus RNA 565 days after recovering from the disease.

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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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