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For African women seeking effective contraception

HIV Risk Does Not Differ With Three Contraceptive Methods

No significant difference seen with use of DMPA-IM, copper IUD device, levonorgestrel implant in African women
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends preexposure prophylaxis and HIV screening for prevention of HIV infection. These recommendations form the basis of two final recommendation statements published online June 11 in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

USPSTF Issues Recommendations on HIV Screening, Prevention

Recommendations support PrEP for those at high HIV risk, screening for teens, adults, in pregnancy

May 2019 Briefing – HIV & AIDS

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in HIV & AIDS for May 2019. This roundup includes...
People living with HIV have an increased risk for cardiovascular disease

Guidelines Issued for Addressing Heart Disease Risk in HIV

Individuals with HIV have significantly higher rates of CVD, may have underuse of statins, antithrombotics
Integrated stepped alcohol treatment reduces alcohol consumption in patients with HIV and a known drinking problem

Stepped Tx for Alcohol Use Disorder Studied in HIV Patients

Gradually increasing intensity of treatment reduces alcohol intake and improves HIV status
Early combination antiretroviral therapy leads to persistent functional T cell responses in most individuals with hyperacute HIV-1 infection

Early cART Leads to Enhanced T Cell Function in HIV Infection

Limiting acute viremia results in enhanced functionality of HIV-specific CD4+ and CD8+ T cells
A considerable proportion of women with HIV have a high probability of viremia above 200 copies/mL

Some Women With HIV Struggling to Achieve Viral Suppression

Overall, 71.2 percent have viral suppression, including 35.2 percent of those with high probability of viremia
For internal medicine residents

Prior Training Increases Internists’ Knowledge of PrEP for HIV

IM residents with training report more frequent prescribing, higher comfort level in educating patients
If the incidence rates were the same for black women as for white women

CDC: HIV Racial Disparity Measure Decreased From 2010 to 2016

Most incident HIV infections among black women would not have occurred if rates were same as for whites
A generic version of the HIV preexposure prophylaxis drug Truvada will be available in the United States by September 2020

Generic Version of Truvada Available in U.S. by Sept. 2020

Activists have been urging Gilead to make the generic drug more widely available