The AJMC® HIV compendium is a comprehensive resource for clinical news and expert insights for the condition, including disparities in care, prevention of infection among at-risk groups, and the importance of viral suppression.
PrEP Training During Residency Increased Knowledge of HIV
Residents grew more knowledgeable and more comfortable with using pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) drugs for prevention against HIV after training was included in their residency program.
What We’re Reading: Free HIV Medication; MA Anticompetitive Regulations; Surge in Syphilis Cases
Medicare may cover full cost of preexposure prophylaxis drugs; rules aim to prevent excessive compensation in Medicare Advantage (MA) market; health officials advocate for widespread syphilis testing and intervention.
Stigma Could Affect Mothers Disclosing HIV Status to Children
Mothers in the United States were surveyed about the time of disclosure of their HIV status to their children, with internalized stigma of HIV a significantly associated factor.
Intervention Increases HIV Testing Uptake in Men, Study Finds
Men who had sex with men had increased HIV testing after participating in an intervention.
Highly Active ART Treatment Improved Immunohematological Profile
Patients with HIV who started highly active antiretroviral therapy (ART) for 6 months had an improved immunohematological profile by the end of the study.
Telehealth Well Received With Satisfaction in Patients Living With HIV
Patients living with HIV had an interest in future use of telehealth due to high satisfaction in the care provided.
Pediatric, Adolescent Patients Desire Continued Telehealth Use in HIV Care
Individuals aged up to 24 years living with HIV were likely to be satisfied with and would recommend telehealth services to their friends, a recent study found.
COVID-19 Vaccination Uptake Associated With HIV Viral Suppression in People Who Inject Drugs
People who inject drugs tended to have quicker COVID-19 vaccination uptake if they had HIV infection and viral suppression.
Comorbidities Need to Be Considered When Prescribing ART to Optimize Treatment Outcomes
Patient comorbidities should be considered when prescribing antiretroviral therapy (ART) to treat HIV to avoid comedication drug toxicities.
What We’re Reading: College Degrees Linked to Longer Lifespans; Black Women Face Low PrEP Access; New COVID-19 Vaccines, End of Cards
Americans with college degrees live longer than those without; pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) accessibility is low for Black women; new COVID-19 vaccine access is proving difficult for some Americans, as the COVID-19 vaccine card is being phased out.
HBV Vaccine Recommendations, Catch-Up Efforts Decreased Infection Rate in Patients With HIV
Prevalence of hepatitis B virus (HBV) decreased in people living with HIV in Germany when vaccination coverage increased due to general recommendations and catch-up vaccination efforts.
Need for PrEP Support Services Persists Among Latino MSM
Among Latino men who have sex with men (MSM), access to and use of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) remain at suboptimal levels, despite this population of individuals having disproportionately high rates of diagnosed HIV in the United States.
What We’re Reading: Self-Injectable HIV Drug; COVID-19 Vaccine Coverage Resolved; Ozempic Adverse Effect
ViiV Healthcare is developing a self-injectable HIV drug similar to Cabenuva; HHS met with insurance companies to resolve COVID-19 vaccine coverage issues; the FDA has greenlit drugmaker Novo Nordisk to add reports of ileus, or intestinal blockage, to its Ozempic label.
Tailoring mHealth HIV Interventions Is Key for Equity of Access in Latinx Patients
Patients with limited English proficiency need their mobile health (mHealth) interventions tailored more closely to their needs to improve equity of access for patients with HIV.
Transmasculine People Report Acceptance of Mobile App With Sexual Health Information, Resources
Transmasculine individuals found mobile apps such as Transpire to be beneficial in increasing their access to information on sexual health.
Incidence Rate of Tuberculosis Among Individuals With HIV in Africa Higher Than Estimated
The World Health Organization 2022 Africa regional report underestimated the incidence rate of tuberculosis in sub-Saharan African individuals living with HIV, according to a recent analysis.
Study: Financial Incentives Increase PrEP Initiation, Adherence for HIV
Applying novel and effective approaches based on behavioral economics for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) dissemination programs could help to tailor the programs to the populations and settings of areas with high HIV burden.
Program Structure, Group Dynamics Fundamental to HIV Intervention Success
An intervention for Black women living with HIV was shown to have improved perceived outcomes when incorporating a support network and when the program structure emphasized trust.
Survey of Women With HIV Suggests Stigma, Discrimination Persist
Women living with HIV reported their experiences living with the disease, highlighting discrimination in their social lives.
Differentiated Service Delivery Models Have Comparable Effectiveness to Standard of Care in HIV
Patients with HIV were able to maintain care and achieve viral suppression with differentiated service delivery models with comparable effectiveness to the standard of care.
Exchange Sex Associated With Different Types of Sexual Risk
Access to HIV testing and pre-exposure prophylaxis could benefit from being tailored to the type of exchange sex.
Behaviors Associated With HIV Transmission Varied Across Rural Communities
Interventions should be tailored to local factors when aiming to reduce the risk of HIV in rural residents who use drugs.
USPSTF Recommends PrEP for People at Risk of HIV Infection
The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has recommended that clinicians prescribe pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to decrease the risk of acquiring HIV.
COVID-19 Had Limited Effect on Prevalence of HIV, STI Diagnosis Rates
Men who have sex with men living with HIV were found to have diagnosis rates of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) that were stable throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
Burden of Aging-Related Comorbidities Higher in Women Living With HIV
The overall burden of aging-related comorbidities was higher in women compared with men, especially in people living with HIV.
High Prevalence of Women With HIV Have Chronic Pain
A global assessment found that there was a high prevalence of chronic pain in women living with HIV.
Testing for HIV Decreased for Sex Workers in Iran
Female sex workers were found to have tested for HIV less in 2020 than had been reported in 2015.
Frequency of Watching Television, Listening to Radio Associated With Knowledge of HIV/AIDS in Women in Somalia
New research found that women in Somalia relied on television and radio to learn about HIV/AIDS.
Associations Among BMI, Waist Circumference, Neuropsychological Performance in Women With HIV Appear Unclear
The results found within women living with HIV and women without HIV differed from those found in a similar study on men living with HIV and men without HIV.
Patients Have Low Risk of Sexually Transmitting HIV With Viral Loads Less Than 1000 Copies/mL
Evidence shows almost zero risk of sexual transmission when HIV viral loads are less than 1000 copies/mL, which could allow providers to destigmatize HIV and promote antiretroviral therapy adherence.
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