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.

Confronting Coronary Heart Disease in HIV/AIDS

A review of coronary heart disease in patients with HIV/AIDS.

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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Investigational 2-Drug HIV Regimen Showing Promise

Investigational 2-Drug HIV Regimen Showing Promise

Investigational combination of a once-daily 2-drug regimen of dolutegravir plus rilpivirine may be as effective as a 3- or 4-drug current antiretroviral regimen in HIV-1-infected patients.

Multiple Viral Load Value Testing May Better Inform HIV Transmission Potential

Multiple Viral Load Value Testing May Better Inform HIV Transmission Potential

Viral loads can fluctuate over time depending on patients' access and response to HIV treatment, their medication adherence behavior, and care status.

Potential New Drug Option for Treatment-Naïve HIV-1 Patients

Potential New Drug Option for Treatment-Naïve HIV-1 Patients

The once-daily dosing doravirine appears to have similar efficacy and to be non-inferior to once-daily ritonavir-boosted darunavir (DRV+r) on a background of 2 NRTIs in HIV-1 treatment-naïve adults.

Investigational HIV Monoclonal Antibody Effective in Multiple Drug Resistant HIV-1

Investigational HIV Monoclonal Antibody Effective in Multiple Drug Resistant HIV-1

New phase 3 results were reported from a single arm, multicenter study evaluating the safety and effectiveness of ibalizumab in patients infected with multi-drug resistant HIV-1.

Transmission Route-Specific HIV-1 Variant Selection Identified

Transmission Route-Specific HIV-1 Variant Selection Identified

Viral transmission through breastfeeding appears to select for viral variants with fewer potential glycosylation sites in gp41.

Achieving Optimal Neurodevelopmental Outcomes in HIV-Infected Infants

Achieving Optimal Neurodevelopmental Outcomes in HIV-Infected Infants

HIV-infected infants who have a good response to ART are likely to recapture missed developmental milestones compared with uninfected infants but are unlikely to achieve full recovery.

Does Diabetic Medication Impact HbA1c in HIV-Infected Patients With T2D?

Does Diabetic Medication Impact HbA1c in HIV-Infected Patients With T2D?

Glycemic response was independent of diabetic medication prescribed among HIV-infected adults with T2D, according to a study.

Higher Rates of Diabetes Mellitus Seen in Patients With HIV

Higher Rates of Diabetes Mellitus Seen in Patients With HIV

Diabetes mellitus in HIV-infected adults may develop at an earlier age and in the absence of obesity when compared to the general adult population, according to a study.

More HIV Testing Needed in Patients With Severe Mental Illness

More HIV Testing Needed in Patients With Severe Mental Illness

People with bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, or major depression with psychosis may be up to 15 times more likely to be HIV positive compared to the general population, according to a study.

Reducing Diabetes Risk Key to Eradicating HCV in Coinfected Patients

Reducing Diabetes Risk Key to Eradicating HCV in Coinfected Patients

Sustained viral response correlated with a significant decrease in the risk of diabetes mellitus and a trend towards decrease in chronic renal failure, according to a study.

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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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