Telemedicine Effective at Care Retention Among Rural Patients Living With HIV

June 19th 2021, 7:45pm


As a specialized health care service, telemedicine was shown to be comparable to traditional care for persons living with HIV in rural Georgia.

Increased Sudden Cardiac Death, Myocardial Fibrosis Seen in Persons Living With HIV

June 16th 2021, 9:00pm


Compared with individuals without known HIV infection, persons living with HIV had higher rates of sudden cardiac death and increased interstitial myocardial fibrosis in a new New England Journal of Medicine study.

What We’re Reading: Decrease in Childhood Vaccinations; Threat to PrEP Access; J&J Vaccine Expiration Date Extended

June 11th 2021, 1:45pm


The pandemic led to decreased rates of routine childhood vaccinations; changes could inhibit use of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP); officials extend the shelf-life of the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) COVID-19 vaccine.

Contributor: The Importance of People-First Language in the HIV Community

June 9th 2021, 3:00pm


People-first language should be a cultural norm, with patients’ best interests always coming first, and we must encourage everyone to become change agents, according to Milena Murray, PharmD, MSc, BCIDP, AAHIVP, Midwestern University College of Pharmacy.

Study Supports Importance of Patient Agency, Stability in HIV Treatment

June 7th 2021, 4:00pm


Adherence to antiretroviral therapy (ART) can be improved by health care providers reinforcing ART dispensing models and creating ART models that promote situational stability, according to a new study.

A Q&A With HIV/AIDS Pioneer Dr Michael Gottlieb

June 4th 2021, 11:15am


This week marks the 40th anniversary of the CDC's June 5, 1981, Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report describing rare instances of immunocompromised status among 5 homosexual men in Los Angeles. The American Journal of Managed Care® spoke recently with lead author Michael Gottlieb, MD, who was the first to describe what would come to be known as HIV and AIDS.

Contributor: A Renewed Call to Arms to Defeat HIV/AIDS on Its 40th Anniversary

June 2nd 2021, 4:06pm


On the eve of the 40th anniversary of the CDC’s first report on what would become known as HIV/AIDS, Perry N. Halkitis, PhD, MS, MPH, sends out an urgent call to continue this fight and rededicate resources to finding a cure.

Dr Michael Gottlieb Reflects on the Early Days of the AIDS Epidemic

May 27th 2021, 5:30pm


In the June 5, 1981, issue of the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report from the CDC, a brief 3-page report appeared describing 5 rare cases of Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia among 5 homosexual men in Los Angeles. Our full Q&A with the lead author on that report, Michael Gottlieb, MD, will appear next week. Below is a video preview.

Screening for HIV in EDs Improves Access to Care, Study Finds

May 25th 2021, 8:15pm


Between 2014 and 2018, annual diagnoses for HIV in an emergency department (ED) in Hamilton County, Ohio, more than doubled, from 20 to 42.

Dr Perry N. Halkitis: Injectable HIV Treatments Could Be a Game Changer

May 21st 2021, 5:30pm


Injectable versions of HIV treatments and pre-exposure prophylaxis will be a game changer in terms of convenience over daily pills, noted Perry N. Halkitis, PhD, MS, MPH, dean of the Rutgers School of Public Health and director of the Center for Health, Identity, Behavior and Prevention Studies.