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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

November 2019 Briefing – HIV & AIDS

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in HIV & AIDS for November 2019. This roundup includes...
In utero exposure to efavirenz is associated with an increased risk for microcephaly among children who are HIV-exposed but uninfected

Maternal Efavirenz May Up Risk for Microcephaly Among Offspring

Maternal efavirenz use tied to increased risk among children who are HIV-exposed but uninfected
Distribution of HIV self-tests among men who have sex with men can increase testing and newly identified infections

Distribution of Self-Test Kits Can Up HIV Awareness

Testing increased for men who have sex with men who received self-testing kits and their social network members
A syringe exchange program has averted thousands of injection drug use-associated HIV diagnoses over 10 years in Philadelphia and Baltimore

Syringe Exchange Program Has Positive Impact on HIV Diagnoses

Estimated 10,592 HIV diagnoses averted in Philadelphia, 1,891 diagnoses in Baltimore over 10 years
Canadian women with HIV have a median age of menopause of 48 years

Menopause Occurs at Median Age of 48 in Canadian Women With HIV

Lower education, hepatitis C coinfection independently linked to menopause at <45 years

October 2019 Briefing – HIV & AIDS

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in HIV & AIDS for October 2019. This roundup includes...
A syringe exchange program has averted thousands of injection drug use-associated HIV diagnoses over 10 years in Philadelphia and Baltimore

Syringe Exchange Program Has Positive Impact on HIV Diagnoses

Estimated 10,592 HIV diagnoses averted in Philadelphia, 1,891 diagnoses in Baltimore over 10 years
Tesamorelin reduces liver fat content in patients with HIV and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease

Tesamorelin May Aid Patients With HIV, Fatty Liver Disease

Tesamorelin significantly reduced hepatic fat fraction compared with placebo
California is the first state to allow pharmacists to dispense HIV prevention pills to patients without a doctor's prescription.

California Pharmacists Can Dispense HIV Prevention Meds Without Rx

Medications include both preexposure prophylaxis and postexposure prophylaxis