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November 2018 Briefing – HIV & AIDS

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in HIV & AIDS for November 2018. This roundup includes...
Three-quarters of patients living with HIV worldwide know their infection status

More People Worldwide Now Know Their HIV Status

However, millions of people still do not know their status and do not have a suppressed viral load
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends HIV screening for individuals aged 15 to 65 years

USPSTF Suggests Universal HIV Screening, PrEP for High-Risk Patients

Screening recommended for those ages 15 to 65 years, including pregnant women
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends HIV screening for individuals aged 15 to 65 years

USPSTF Suggests Universal HIV Screening, PrEP for High-Risk Patients

Screening recommended for those ages 15 to 65 years, including pregnant women
The risk for sexual transmission of HIV is negligible when an HIV-positive sex partner adheres to antiretroviral therapy and maintains viral suppression

HIV Transmission Risk Small With Antiretroviral Compliance

No transmissions with antiretroviral tx, viral load of less than 200 copies/mL four to six months apart

October 2018 Briefing – HIV & AIDS

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in HIV & AIDS for October 2018. This roundup includes...
A rapid

High-Coverage Rollout of PReP Tied to Drop in HIV Diagnoses

Pre-exposure prophylaxis implementation linked to rapid decline in HIV diagnoses among MSM
HIV-exposed infants have high rates of congenital cytomegalovirus (cCMV) infection

Infant HIV Infection Ups Risk for Congenital CMV Infection

In utero HIV infection tied to higher cCMV risk in infants of HIV-infected women not on antiretrovirals
HIV-infected Hispanics have an increased risk for human papillomavirus-related cancers than Hispanics in the general population

Hispanics With HIV Face Higher Risk for HPV-Related Cancer

But five-year survival was above 50 percent among HIV-infected Hispanics across HPV-related cancer types
Family-centered pediatric advance care planning is associated with a lower likelihood of symptoms and suffering for adolescents with HIV

Advance Care Planning Lowers Symptoms in Teens With HIV

Family-centered pediatric advance care planning may result in fewer symptoms, less suffering