HIV

Previous Intravenous Drug Use May Impact Women’s Comfort With Injectable HIV Medications

January 24th 2021, 1:30pm

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A recent study found that women had varying levels of willingness to use long-acting injectable HIV medications, based on their history with intravenous drug use.

What We’re Reading: FDA Clears First Monthly Shot for HIV; Biologic for COVID-19 Shows Promise; Food Aid to Rise

January 22nd 2021, 3:58pm

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The FDA approved the first injectable monthly treatment for HIV; Eli Lilly announced positive effects of its monoclonal antibody treatment for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19); President Joe Biden will sign an executive order on food insecurity.

Dr Milena Murray: Social Acceptance Facilitates Access to HIV Care

January 17th 2021, 12:30pm

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Consider social determinants of health when trying to help gay and bisexual men, stressed Milena Murray, PharmD, MSc, BCIDP, AAHIVP, associate professor at Midwestern University College of Pharmacy.

What We’re Reading: Expanded Access to Opioid Use Disorder Treatment; Top OWS Official Announced; Biden Unveils $1.9 Trillion Relief Package

January 15th 2021, 3:02pm

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HHS aims to ease access to medication-assisted treatment for patients with opioid use disorder; David Kessler, MD, named top Operation Warp Speed official; President-Elect Joe Biden unveils coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) relief package.

ART Betters Quality of Life for People Living With HIV

January 14th 2021, 8:00pm

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Study findings show that antiretroviral therapy (ART) improved overall quality of life for these individuals, as well as their physical, psychological, environment, and spiritual well-being and level of independence.

Dr Milena Murray: Maintaining HIV Viral Load Suppression Can Save Health Care Dollars

December 31st 2020, 1:00pm

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Several economic benefits stem from engaging in care soon after HIV transmission and maintaining viral load suppression, noted Milena Murray, PharmD, MSc, BCIDP, AAHIVP, associate professor, Midwestern University College of Pharmacy.

Dr Robert Massie: World-Class Research Is Transforming Our Understanding of HIV Suppression

December 24th 2020, 1:00pm

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Researchers are studying the blood of Robert K. Massie, Jr, PhD, MA, Society for Progress, who was born with severe factor VIII hemophilia and contracted HIV and hepatitis C from contaminated blood products. He did not require antiretrovirals until undergoing a liver transplant a decade ago.

Top 5 Most-Read HIV Articles of 2020

December 21st 2020, 1:00pm

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Four of our top 5 HIV articles for 2020 saw the HIV pandemic overlap with the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic and had Anthony Fauci, MD, in common. The fifth is from this year's AIDS 2020 virtual conference, itself a product of the overlapping pandemics.

More PrEP Support Needed for Minority Groups

December 18th 2020, 1:00pm

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Four principal themes emerged in this study, describing why Latino/a and Black transgender women and men who have sex with men discontinued their preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to prevent HIV.

Dr Milena Murray on How Insurance Status Plays Into Uptake of Care for HIV

December 13th 2020, 1:00pm

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Insurance status can influence an individual’s ability to access care, stated Milena Murray, PharmD, MSc, BCIDP, AAHIVP, associate professor at Midwestern University College of Pharmacy.