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Weight Gain, Raised BP Risk Seen for HIV Patients Switching to Dolutegravir

Patients switching from efavirenz to dolutegravir gain more weight at 12 months and have increased risk for hypertension

PEPFAR Has Scaled Up HIV ART to About 20 Million Persons Since 2004

Variability seen in viral load coverage and in viral load suppression among distinct subpopulations

Link Found Between Maternal HIV Status and Inflammation in Pregnancy

Distinct profile of inflammation/immune activation during pregnancy may negatively influence child growth

Long-Acting Injectable Preferred for HIV Preexposure Prophylaxis

Few side effects and low cost were the two most important decision-making factors

FDA Could Ease Blood Donation Rules for Gay Men

Draft recommendations around the new policy center on 'individual risk-based questions to reduce the risk of transfusion-transmitted HIV'

Another Significant HIV Vaccine Trial Fails

A second HIV vaccine trial has been halted after it failed to lower the risk for infection among high-risk people

Women Experiencing Intimate Partner Violence More Likely to Contract HIV

Furthermore, intimate partner violence tied to lower likelihood of achieving viral suppression among HIV-positive women

Cognitive Behavioral Intervention Ups ART Adherence in Adolescents, Young Adults

Improvement in self-reported antiretroviral therapy adherence and decrease in viral load seen with intervention

FDA Approves Sunlenca for Treatment-Resistant HIV

Sunlenca is the first capsid inhibitor approved for HIV

Self-Service Vending Machine Provides Harm Reduction Services

Vending machine dispenses naloxone, sharps containers, safer injection/smoking kits, pregnancy tests, HIV tests