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The prevalence of neural tube defects is 7.0 per 10

Neural Tube Defect Prevalence 7.0 Per 10,000 in HIV-Exposed

Prevalence of 7.0 per 10,000 HIV-exposed pregnancies similar to prevalence in general population
Starting antiretroviral therapy for HIV-infected infants within hours of birth does not seem to result in a higher proportion of infants who attain and sustain viral suppression on antiretroviral therapy

Early Antiretroviral Therapy May Not Achieve HIV Remission in Infants

Similar proportion of infants attain, sustain viral suppression when starting <48 hours, two to 14 days after birth
HIV-infected patients lose immunity to smallpox despite childhood vaccination and immune reconstitution with antiretroviral therapy

HIV+ Patients Lose Immunity to Smallpox Despite Vaccination

Among HIV+ patients, there was a significant loss in vaccinia-specific CD4+ T cell memory

December 2019 Briefing – HIV & AIDS

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in HIV & AIDS for December 2019. This roundup includes...
Drug interactions between antiretroviral therapy and direct-acting antivirals pose a clinical challenge in patients with HIV/hepatitis C virus coinfection

Nurses Can Help Manage Drug Interactions in HIV/Hep C Treatment

Administration of simeprevir is more problematic with ART; sofosbuvir has fewest interactions with ART
For pregnant women with HIV

Antiretroviral Prescribing in Pregnancy Strays From National Guidelines

Many prescribed ARVs with insufficient evidence, not recommended for use in pregnant women with HIV
Facebook should remove "factually inaccurate" ads that "suggest negative health effects" of the HIV-prevention medication Truvada

Facebook Asked to Remove ‘Factually Inaccurate’ Ads About PrEP

Ads are from law firms seeking litigants for class-action lawsuit against Truvada maker Gilead Sciences
Seven percent of persons with HIV infection report cost saving-related nonadherence to prescription medication

Cost Saving-Related Rx Nonadherence Found for 7 Percent With HIV

Persons nonadherent due to cost more likely to have visited ED, been hospitalized, not be virally suppressed
From 2013 to 2017

New HIV Infections Remained Stable in U.S. From 2013 to 2017

Of the 1.2 million people with indications for PrEP in 2018, only 18.1 percent had been prescribed PrEP
A new program to provide free HIV prevention drugs to people who cannot afford them because they do not have health insurance was announced Tuesday by the U.S. government.

New Federal Program Provides Free HIV Prevention Drugs to Uninsured

Expanding access to PrEP is key part of government's aim of ending nation's HIV epidemic by 2030