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WHO Encourages Action Against HIV Drug Resistance Threat

WHO Encourages Action Against HIV Drug Resistance Threat

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The threat of HIV drug resistance is increasing, and action needs to be taken to help improve HIV treatment plans.

A Physician Provides Insights on the 'Last Gift Study'

A Physician Provides Insights on the 'Last Gift Study'

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Terminally ill people with HIV have few opportunities to participate in research, but some leave a final gift to their community.

WHO Guidelines for Managing HIV Drug Resistance

WHO Guidelines for Managing HIV Drug Resistance

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The World Health Organization published new guidelines for managing HIV drug resistance in countries in which pretreatment HIVDR to NNRTIs is prevalent.

Viral Suppression in HIV Patients More Achievable With Financial Incentives

Viral Suppression in HIV Patients More Achievable With Financial Incentives

There was no increase in the linkage to care, but an increase was noted in viral suppression and continuity of care.

Urban Clinic Show High HCV Cure Rates Among HIV Coinfected Patients

Urban Clinic Show High HCV Cure Rates Among HIV Coinfected Patients

There was a sustained virologic response rate of 97%, with no variation by race in a predominantly black cohort.

First Generic Version of Truvada Approved by FDA

First Generic Version of Truvada Approved by FDA

The generic version has been approved for treatment of HIV-1, in combination with other antiretroviral agents or for PrEP.

CDC Recommends Conception Options for HIV-Discordant Couples

CDC Recommends Conception Options for HIV-Discordant Couples

Risk-reducing strategies are available for using sperm from HIV-infected male attempting conception.

ART Initiation Decreasing Prevalence of Advanced HIV in High-Burden Countries

ART Initiation Decreasing Prevalence of Advanced HIV in High-Burden Countries

Decreases were seen in Haiti, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Swaziland, Uganda, Vietnam and Zimbabwe.

HIV Patients Keeping Up With Antiretroviral Regimen

HIV Patients Keeping Up With Antiretroviral Regimen

However, too many continue to stop taking their medications a few years after diagnosis.

Start of ART Increases Life Expectancy in HIV Patients

Start of ART Increases Life Expectancy in HIV Patients

Physicians need to focus on encouraging patients to take their drugs consistently.

Cancer Burden Changing for HIV Patients Through 2030

Cancer Burden Changing for HIV Patients Through 2030

AIDS-linked tumors are predicted to decline by 2030.

More Progress Needed to Combat Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission

More Progress Needed to Combat Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission

Identification of missed opportunities can provide insight to improve existing strategies, researchers say.

Risky Sexual Practices Increasing Among MSM

Risky Sexual Practices Increasing Among MSM

Researchers say increased beliefs in treatment efficacy leads to increased condomless anal sex.

Understanding the Need for Improved Health Care for Transgender Community

Understanding the Need for Improved Health Care for Transgender Community

"We know enough to act - high rates of depression and HIV are all linked to the context in which transgender people are forced to live."

Patient Contracts HIV Despite Long-Term Adherence to PrEP

Patient Contracts HIV Despite Long-Term Adherence to PrEP

A 43-year-old man was infected with a strain of HIV that has become resistant to Truvada.

Sub-Saharan African Children Facing Higher HIV Drug Resistance

Sub-Saharan African Children Facing Higher HIV Drug Resistance

A 4-fold increase has been seen in pre-treatment HIV drug resistance in children with prenatal exposure to ART.

Higher Diabetes Mellitus Prevalence in HIV-Infected Adults

Higher Diabetes Mellitus Prevalence in HIV-Infected Adults

There was an increased prevalence in HIV-infected subgroups, including women, those aged 20 to 44 and non-obese.

Incorporating Sexual Health in Clinical Care

Incorporating Sexual Health in Clinical Care

Sexual health concerns will frequently surface first in conversation with primary care providers.

Addressing HIV Screening and Prevention in Primary Care Settings

Addressing HIV Screening and Prevention in Primary Care Settings

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It is estimated that between 60% and 75% of adolescents with HIV are not aware of their infection

More HIV Screening Needed for Severe Mentally Ill Patients

More HIV Screening Needed for Severe Mentally Ill Patients

Rates of infection are up to 15 times higher, yet testing rates are similar to those without psychiatric issues.

Higher Syphilis Risk in HIV Patients on Antiretrovirals

Higher Syphilis Risk in HIV Patients on Antiretrovirals

Medications may increase the susceptibility to bacterium that causes the sexually transmitted disease.

ART Adherence in Youth Increases with Daily Text Messages

ART Adherence in Youth Increases with Daily Text Messages

Personalized daily text messaging improves the adherence in youths over a 6-month intervention.

Using Social Apps To Increase HIV Testing Among MSM

Using Social Apps To Increase HIV Testing Among MSM

The year-long study period showed that the intervention group had a testing rate of 63.7%, compared to the comparison group of 42%.

HIV-Associated Anal Cancer Treated With Cetuximab and Chemoradiation

HIV-Associated Anal Cancer Treated With Cetuximab and Chemoradiation

The addition of cetuximab may result in less locoregional failure for squamous cell carcinoma of the anal canal.

Efficacy of HIV Vaccine Currently Underway

Efficacy of HIV Vaccine Currently Underway

This study will be the largest HIV vaccine clinical trial to take place in South Africa.

Significant Number of HIV Patients Exhibiting Multidrug Resistance

Significant Number of HIV Patients Exhibiting Multidrug Resistance

Many patients resistant to older medications also have problems with the newer drugs.

Long-Term HIV Remission Possible with Experimental Two-Drug Combo

Long-Term HIV Remission Possible with Experimental Two-Drug Combo

This combination includes an HIV vaccine and an immune-stimulating drug.

New Recommendations for Meningococcal Vaccination in HIV Patients

New Recommendations for Meningococcal Vaccination in HIV Patients

All HIV-positive individuals should receive meningococcal conjugate vaccines covering serogroups A, C, W and Y.

Use of Antenatal ART Associated with Higher Maternal and Neonatal Adverse Outcomes

Use of Antenatal ART Associated with Higher Maternal and Neonatal Adverse Outcomes

However, the use of antiretroviral therapy is associated with significantly lower rates of early HIV transmission.

Ibalizumab Shown to Treat Patients with Multi-Drug-Resistant HIV

Ibalizumab Shown to Treat Patients with Multi-Drug-Resistant HIV

'This is potentially a lifesaving therapy,' researcher says.

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