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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More Socioeconomic Challenges for Hispanic Women With HIV

More Socioeconomic Challenges for Hispanic Women With HIV

Hispanic/Latino women with HIV infection face more socioeconomic and language challenges than men, but the clinical outcomes are similar.

Viral Suppression in Children on ART Identified Via Quantitative HIV Antibody Levels

Viral Suppression in Children on ART Identified Via Quantitative HIV Antibody Levels

For children receiving , HIV-1-specific antibody levels can be useful markers for measuring viral suppression or for low residual cell-associated HIV-1 DNA levels.

Integrated Intervention Engages PLWHIV who Inject Drugs

Integrated Intervention Engages PLWHIV who Inject Drugs

A flexible, scalable intervention increases antiretroviral therapy and medication-assisted treatment use while reducing mortality in people who inject drugs.

Cryptococcal Meningitis May Be Linked With Higher Mortality in PLWHIV

Cryptococcal Meningitis May Be Linked With Higher Mortality in PLWHIV

Antiretroviral therapy initiation within 4 weeks of a cryptococcal meningitis diagnosis in PLWHIV appears to be associated with a higher mortality risk.

Psychosocial Factors Associated With Persistent Pain in HIV

Psychosocial Factors Associated With Persistent Pain in HIV

A recent meta-analysis and literature review found moderate evidence supporting an association between pain outcomes in people with HIV and several psychosocial factors.

Certain Patient Characteristics May Augment Tenofovir in Viral Suppression of HIV

Certain Patient Characteristics May Augment Tenofovir in Viral Suppression of HIV

Tenofovir diphosphate in dried blood spots was strongly associated with virologic suppression in those living with HIV on TDF-based therapies.

Abacavir Linked to Increased Risk for Cardiovascular Disease in PLWHIV

Abacavir Linked to Increased Risk for Cardiovascular Disease in PLWHIV

Exposure to abacavir is associated with an increased risk for cardiovascular disease in individuals infected with HIV.

Carotid Artery Atherosclerosis Is Associated With Mortality in Adults With HIV

Carotid Artery Atherosclerosis Is Associated With Mortality in Adults With HIV

Carotid artery plaque was predictive of mortality, with differences observed by sex and HIV serostatus.

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.

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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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