HIV

The UK’s The Food Chain Fights HIV/AIDS Head on With Crisis Support

September 22nd 2021, 3:15pm

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This London-based charity intervenes in the short term when its clients come up against roadblocks that prevent ready access to good levels of nutrition, whether that crisis is nutritional, physical/mental health, housing, or financial related.

States Late to Adopt PrEP Risk Falling Further Behind

September 18th 2021, 3:00pm

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A new analysis of 2014-2018 data among all states plus Washington, DC, for those who have either indications for preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP) or current prescriptions for the preventive treatment, shows a widening gap in PrEP uptake, with states considered early adopters pulling ahead of those considered late adopters.

Dr Helen Bygrave: Differentiated Service Delivery Can Work Across More Than HIV

September 13th 2021, 8:40pm

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Differentiated service delivery models can be employed to incorporate other chronic disease needs for patients with HIV, emphasized Helen Bygrave, MD, Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders).

More Focus Needed on Prescribing Disparities for INSTI HIV Treatment

September 10th 2021, 5:30pm

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Data from 2 patient cohorts show that by increasing awareness of such influences as clinic location and patient age and transgender status, gaps in prescription decisions for integrase strand transfer inhibitors (INSTIs) can be lessened.

Dr Jason Myers Details New Zealand’s Public Health Success Against HIV

September 8th 2021, 5:30pm

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Having one of the lowest adult HIV prevalence rates in the world is a significant public health success story, explained Jason Myers, PhD, CEO of the New Zealand AIDS Foundation.

Dr Allison Agwu on the Health Effects of In Utero vs Later HIV Acquisition

September 2nd 2021, 8:00pm

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Many young people develop resistance to antiretroviral treatment or they experience lipoatrophy; many also have metabolic complications or inflammation via immune activation, noted Allison Agwu, MD, ScM, FAAP, FIDSA, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

What We're Reading: HHS Creates Office of Climate Change, Health Equity; J&J HIV Vaccine Fails Study; Weight Gain in Children

August 31st 2021, 2:43pm

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HHS establishes the Office of Climate Change and Health Equity; Johnson & Johnson HIV vaccine fails mid-stage trial in sub-Saharan African women; prevalence of overweight and obesity increases significantly in children and adolescents amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Outreach, Engagement, Inclusion Infuse the Work of Georgia’s SisterLove Inc

August 30th 2021, 5:19pm

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In 1989, in Atlanta, Georgia, Dázon Dixon Diallo established SisterLove Inc to fill the information and education gap many women, especially Black women, were facing on how the emerging HIV/AIDS epidemic could affect them.

HIV Has No Effect on Early Symptomatic Neurosyphilis and Ocular Syphilis Outcomes, Study Says

August 27th 2021, 1:00pm

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Research shows early symptomatic neurosyphilis and ocular syphilis is increasing, especially the latter.

Dr Anna Marzec-Bogusławska: At Poland’s National AIDS Center, Our Patients Are Most Important

August 23rd 2021, 4:55pm

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Krajowe Centrum ds AIDS (National AIDS Center) in Warsaw, Poland, was founded in 1993 as part of the country’s Ministry of Health. Its chief area of advocacy and outreach is access to antiretroviral treatment, in addition to new areas of focus that include prevention of sexually transmitted infections and hepatitis C virus.