HIV

Timely ART Initiation Varies Among Persons Who Have HIV, Study Finds

March 18th 2021, 7:00pm

Article

Despite HHS’ recommendation that everyone with HIV start antiretroviral therapy (ART) soon after their diagnosis, uptick disparities remain and are especially apparent among persons with drug abuse or dependence.

Immediate Initiation of ART May Slightly Decrease Cancer Risk for HIV-Positive Individuals

March 15th 2021, 9:00pm

Article

As part of the study, investigators looked into the long-term risk of cancer as affected by immediate initiation of antiretroviral therapy (ART).

Encouraging Preliminary Results for Dapivirine Vaginal Ring as HIV Prevention

March 9th 2021, 2:00pm

Article

An abstract presented today at this year’s virtual Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections lays out promising phase 1 results on a 90-day dapivirine vaginal ring for HIV prevention.

CDC Provides First Guidance on Safe Activities for Fully Vaccinated Individuals

March 8th 2021, 5:13pm

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In a briefing, the White House COVID-19 Team discussed the first guidance from the CDC on activities that individuals fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can safely resume, and Anthony S. Fauci, MD, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, gave an update on antiretroviral drug development.

Dr Robert Massie: The Insurance System Needs Fixing in the United States

March 6th 2021, 11:00am

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The American system of insurance doesn’t work, noted Robert K. Massie, Jr, PhD, MA, of the Society for Progress.

PrEP Rates Lowest Among Persons at Highest Risk of HIV With Medicaid Coverage

March 3rd 2021, 6:41pm

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Individuals at high risk of contracting HIV and with commercial health insurance adhered to their pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) regimens more than twice as long as persons covered by Medicaid.

HIV Care Continuum Strained Under COVID-19 Pandemic

February 27th 2021, 4:00pm

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The substitution of telemedicine for many in-person HIV services during the COVID-19 pandemic has produced mixed results, with persons living with HIV increasingly lost to follow-up despite favorable views of this method of care delivery.

Study Investigates Types of Support Among Gay Men Living With, Without HIV

February 23rd 2021, 10:30pm

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Georgetown investigators attempted to answer how type of supportive relationship may affect outcomes among gay men living with and without HIV, comparing results seen with primary and secondary relationships and having no support.

Outcomes Disparities Persist for Black Individuals Living With HIV

February 19th 2021, 10:28pm

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The most recent Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report from the CDC shows there is a great unmet need for earlier intervention for and treatment of HIV among Black Americans living in rural areas.

HIV Self-testing Skyrockets Among Transgender Individuals in New Study

February 17th 2021, 3:16pm

Article

Compared with being offered standard testing services, offers of initial and repeat self-testing led to a 3.5-fold greater uptake of testing for HIV among transgender individuals in a new study out of England and Wales.