HIV

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.

DREAMS HIV Interventions Linked to Favorable Behavioral Outcomes Among Young Women in South Africa

May 19th 2022, 7:05pm

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Adolescent girls and young women in South Africa were more likely to practice favorable sexual behaviors if they accessed DREAMS (Determined, Resilient, Empowered, AIDS-free, Mentored, and Safe)–like interventions such as school-based HIV prevention and HIV testing.

The UK’s The Food Chain Fosters Food Engagement for PLWH Through Cooking

May 16th 2022, 1:21pm

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Anna Brewster, services and volunteer manager at The Food Chain, a London-based charity that provides short-term assistance to persons living with HIV (PLWH), discusses how education provided through the Eating Positively program connects the importance of food and proper nutrition to health outcomes.

Long-term ART Safe, Effective, Maintainable in Mothers With HIV

May 14th 2022, 3:10pm

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Research shows that long-term antiretroviral therapy (ART) can improve the overall health and survival of mothers living with HIV and their children who have been exposed to HIV.

Dr Anna Marzec-Bogusławska: Advocacy Helped to Overcome Fear, Stigma of HIV/AIDS in Poland

May 9th 2022, 12:11pm

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Anna Marzec-Bogusławska, MD, MPH, managing director, National AIDS Center, Warsaw, Poland, discusses how stigma and discrimination permeated the beginning of the HIV/AIDS epidemic the country in the early 1980s and ways that advocates stepped up to overcome peoples’ fears.

Cortisol, Cortisone Levels in Hair May Be Indicators of HIV Disease Progression, Study Finds

May 5th 2022, 1:50pm

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New research shows that cortisol and cortisone levels in the hair of people living with HIV were negatively associated with CD4 count, but not with HIV viral load.

PLWH in Romania Need More Comprehensive Care, Advocate Says

May 3rd 2022, 1:20pm

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Nicoleta Dascalu, founding member and advocacy manager of Asociaţia Română Anti-SIDA (ARAS; Romanian Association Against AIDS), discusses the status of care for persons living with HIV/AIDS (PLWH) in Romania, including health care coverage and lack of adequate medication access.

Dr Jason Myers Discusses How New Zealand Pivoted to Continue HIV Care During the Pandemic

April 29th 2022, 2:49pm

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Jason Myers, PhD, CEO of the New Zealand AIDS Foundation, addresses how New Zealand promptly adjusted its delivery of services for people living with HIV and AIDS in New Zealand, with examples including HIV self-test kits, online counseling, and provision of mental health care assistance.

TDF-Based PrEP Associated With Increased Risk of Kidney Adverse Events, Review Finds

April 27th 2022, 5:39pm

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According to a review, few individuals initiating tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF)–based HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) experienced clinically significant kidney impairment, although the risk was increased.

Review Finds POC VL Testing Has High Specificity for HIV Viral Load

April 20th 2022, 7:41pm

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Researchers found point-of-care viral load (POC VL) tests have high sensitivity and specificity for detection of viral loads of at least 1000 copies/mL.

Research Shows Extremely Low HIV Testing Performed at EDs in 2018

April 17th 2022, 12:41pm

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Research shows that only 1.05% of US emergency department (ED) visits included HIV testing in 2018 and that HIV testing rates varied by race, age group, and region.