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In Young Adults with HIV, Intentional Nonadherence is Linked to Perceived Medicine Sensitivity

Intentional nonadherence to ART by young adults with HIV is related to perceived medicine sensitivity mediated by medication concern beliefs.

Baseline BMI and ART-associated Weight Gain: No Shared Genetic Predisposition Seen

While susceptibility to ART-associated weight gain may be affected by each individual’s overall genetic predisposition at many genetic loci, polygenic risk score investigation demonstrated there is little to no underlying genetic predisposition to ART-associated gain by baseline BMI.

In Women with HIV, Several Adverse Health Habits Boost the Risk of Poor Outcomes

Investigators examined the relationship between the presence of two or more adverse conditions that contribute to poor health and increased mortality specifically in women with HIV. The findings were striking.

HIV + NAFLD = Greater Cardiovascular Risk

This large-scale study reveals that people living with HIV who also have non-alcoholic fatty liver disease are at a significantly higher risk of experiencing major cardiovascular events.

ART Adherence Challenges

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Strengthening the HIV Care Continuum by Improving Pediatric to Adult Healthcare Transitions

This study identifies key factors impacting healthcare transitions for youth living with HIV and suggests strategies to improve HCT outcomes.

In Women with HIV, How Does Menopause Affect Body Composition?

For women with HIV, antiretroviral therapy has been linked to weight gain. But these investigators found that women tend to have less weight gain in the late perimenopausal phase than in the premenopausal phase. What’s driving this?

Weight Change During ART: How and Why Does This Happen?


HIV Medication Adherence: What’s Your Role?

Antiretroviral Side Effects: Patient Preferences Evaluated

A discrete choice experiment showed that patients with HIV had different preferences in therapy side effects across short- and long-term studies using different therapy methods. Among the eight side effects identified within the study, weight gain was one of the most undesirable.

Increasing Awareness of PrEP Among MSM in Non-Healthcare Settings

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has several lofty goals for the Ending the HIV Epidemic initiative. So, who has been more likely to get the right services and who hasn’t, and what will it take to meet the government’s targets?

Are CVD Risk-Prediction Models Accurate in HIV Patients?

That was the question at the center of a recent meta-analysis, which concluded that certain general and HIV-specific models perform moderately well in predicting cardiovascular disease risk in HIV patients.
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Q&A with Sarah L. Braunstein, PhD, MPH: The “Status Neutral” Model

Dr. Braunstein, of the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, spoke with MedPage Today about the city’s innovative and successful initiatives to increase HIV testing, connect individuals to care or preventive services, and support long-term adherence to treatment and preventive measures.

HIV: We’re All in it Together

Statewide Longitudinal Trends in Transmitted HIV-1 Drug Resistance in Rhode Island

Transmitted drug resistance from patients on suboptimal ART increases the risk of treatment failure and disease transmission, but data are limited. These investigators assessed drug resistance mutations among treatment-naïve people in Rhode Island.

Addressing HIV-Related Stigma

Q&A with Michael Relf, PhD: Aging with HIV

Dr. Relf, of Duke University, spoke to us about recent findings related to changes in hospitalization rates and age-related comorbidity burdens of people with HIV.
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HIV and Tobacco Use: A Practical Guide for Clinicians

Ask. Advise. Connect. That’s the 3-point plan recommended by a team from Mass General, Harvard Med School, and Albert Einstein for treating patients with HIV who use tobacco.

The Effect of Obesity on Women Living with HIV

According to the results of a new study, it’s clinically important to routinely monitor the weight and body mass index (BMI) of women living with HIV, to help identify those with elevated BMI who may benefit from intervention.

Q&A: Noelle Le Tourneau, MPH, on HIV Treatment Efficacy

Washington University researcher discusses the real-world impacts of less frequent clinical appointments and prescription refills on ART.

HIV-Related Stigma and Fatalism in a Vulnerable Population

Individuals with HIV infection often report social stigma. However, a new study conducted following a recent HIV outbreak reveals a lessening of that stigma, but an apparent increase in fatalism.

How HCPs can Champion HIV Patients at Risk for Health Inequities


Managing Primary Care for the Whole Patient with HIV Infection

Integrating HIV Services With Other Health Services: A Win

Integrating HIV services with other healthcare services was shown to lead to major benefits for patients, such as knowledge of HIV status and obtaining antiretroviral therapy (ART).
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Organ Transplants: Safe for HIV-Positive Patients?

Thanks to federal policy and an increasing pool of research, things are looking up for HIV-positive patients in need of a new kidney or liver. As evidence of this, a U.S.-based team recently reported good outcomes among a pool of about 200 recipients.

HIV: The Effects of Prolonged Suppression

These investigators assessed trends in CD4/CD8 by age group over time and the possible links between CD4/CD8 and select comorbid outcomes.

Early HIV Intervention: Assessing Its Effectiveness

How valuable is universal early treatment of HIV versus usual HIV care? A new study looks at 5-year mortality rates for patients in those 2 subsets versus 5-year survival in the general population.

HIV: What New York City Can Teach Us

Trends over a 9-year period in the Big Apple are almost certain to be replicated in many other areas of the world, says an expert who studies people living with HIV.