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Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections

Scientists, clinicians, public health experts, community leaders and people living with HIV will discuss the latest developments in HIV-related research at the largest open scientific conference on HIV/AIDS and related issues.

AASLD - IDSA HCV Guidelines Update
HCV Guidelines | May 24 2018
Preexposure Prophylaxis for the Prevention of HIV Infection in the United States—2017 Update: A Clinical Practice Guideline Clinical Providers Supplement  
CDC | March 2018
Surveillance for Viral Hepatitis – United States, 2016
CDC | April 2018
State-Specific PrEP Resources

New HCV AASLD IDSA Guidelines Update Sept 21 2017: New Treatment-Naive & Treatment-Experienced Guidance / Genotype 1 & Genotype 3

NATAP | September 22, 2017
Science over Stigma: The Public Health Case Against HCV Treatment Sobriety Restrictions
The evidence for U=U: why negligible risk is zero risk
i-base | 9 August 2017

New Guideline: Treatment of Chronic Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Infection with Direct-Acting Antivirals (DAAs)

HIV Clinical Resource

Exciting News from the AIDSVu Team

Updated AASLD/IDSA HCV Guidelines
NATAP | September 16, 2016
The Perilous Road from HIV Diagnosis in the Hospital to Viral Suppression in the Outpatient Clinic
Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. publishers | July 27, 2016
Recommendations for Use of Antiretroviral Drugs in Pregnant HIV-1-Infected Women for Maternal Health and Interventions to Reduce Perinatal HIV Transmission in the United States
AIDSinfo | June 7, 2016

AIDS Patient Care and STDs

Libertpub.com | 2016
Kidney Function

"Treatment is recommended for all patients with chronic HCV infection”

Infectious Disease Society of America | October 22, 2015

EASL Recommendations on Treatment of Hepatitis C 2015

European Association for the Study of the Liver – May 2015
PrEP: HIV Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (slide set)
Source: New York/New Jersey AETC
Diagnosis and Initial Management of HIV/AIDS: What the Primary Care Provider Should Know (slide set)
Source: New York/New Jersey AETC

News Updates

Diabetes isn't adequately managed in women with HIV, says US research
aidsmap | July 3, 2018
Risk Prediction Scores Aid Management of Chronic Kidney Disease in HIV
Infectious Disease Advisor | June 21, 2018
Unplanned Pregnancies Prevalent Among HIV-Positive Women
Infectious Disease Advisor | June 20, 2018
Viral suppression reduces cancer risk but does not affect common cancers
aidsmap | June 15, 2018
Association of Viral Suppression With Lower AIDS-Defining and Non–AIDS-Defining Cancer Incidence in HIV-Infected Veterans: A Prospective Cohort Study
PubMed | June 12, 2018
Gay men get less HIV but more STIs after starting PrEP, meta-analysis finds
aidsmap | June 8, 2018
Rapid change in Australian gay men's safer sex practices, from consistent condom use to PrEP
aidsmap | June 6, 2018
A new, national HIV prevention TV commercial is launching
Gilead | June 2018
HIV-negative gay men uncomfortable relying on an undetectable viral load to prevent HIV
aidsmap | June 5, 2018
37th Anniversary of the First Reported Cases of AIDS in the United States
June 5, 2018 – HIV.gov
HCV outcomes worse for patients with public insurance, Medicaid
Helio | June 3, 2018
Kidney function declines faster in men on HIV treatment than for their HIV-negative peers
aidsmap | June 1, 2018
Hepatitis Awareness Month
CDC | May 31, 2018
Effects of Pre-exposure Prophylaxis for the Prevention of HIV Infection on Sexual Risk Behavior in Men Who Have Sex with Men: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis
Clin Infect Dis. 2018 Mar 2. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciy182. [Epub ahead of print]
High prevalence of high-risk opioid prescribing among HIV-positive adults in the US
aidsmap | May 29, 2018
NVHR Applauds New AASLD and IDSA Guidelines for Hepatitis C Screening and Treatment for At-Risk Populations
NVHR | May 25, 2018
Gay men having chemsex are five times more likely to have a new HIV diagnosis than other gay men
aidsmap | May 23, 2018
PrEP may make it hard to tell if someone has an HIV infection
aidsmap | May 23, 2018
A Mother, an Outreach Coordinator and a Cancer Survivor: Faces of the Hepatitis C Epidemic
O’Neil Institute | May 18, 2018
High prevalence of menopausal symptoms in women living with HIV, but very few receive ...
aidsmap | May 17, 2018
Living with HIV more than doubles the risk of erectile dysfunction in middle-aged MSM
aidsmap | May 14, 2018
Living with HIV more than doubles the risk of erectile dysfunction in middle-aged MSM
aidsmap | May 14, 2018
Community Pharmacy on the Frontlines in the Fight Against HIV
West View News | May 9, 2018
HIV may increase the risk of skin cancer
aidsmap | May 9, 2018
Prostate cancer and lung cancer projected to be most frequent cancer diagnoses in people with ...
aidsmap | May 8, 2018
HIV Quickly Starts Damaging the Brain
POZ | May 7, 2018
Primary Care for People With HIV Should Encompass More Than Viral Suppression
TheBody.com | May 3, 2018
Pathways to Retention in HIV Care Among U.S. Veterans
liebertpub.com | March 29, 2018
NMAC Report on Biomedical HIV Prevention Tools
NMAC | April 2018
Anti-HIV drug combination does not increase preterm birth risk, study suggests
National Institutes of Health | April 25, 2018
Hepatitis A causes less severe disturbances in liver function in people with HIV but illness lasts ...
aidsmap | April 25, 2018
EASL: Effectiveness Of Hepatitis C Virus Screening Laws in the United States: Evidence From Paid Claims Data From 2010 To 2016
NATAP | April 17, 2018
Researchers puzzle over whether HIV accelerates cancer progression
aidsmap | April 16, 2018
Relationship Between CD4 Counts, Hypertension in Patients with HIV
MD Magazine | April 16, 2018
Treating Opioid Overdose, on the Ground
New York Times | April 15, 2018
Non-consensual sex is a recurrent problem in the chemsex environment
aidsmap | April 9, 2018
Attention HIV-Positive Smokers: This Article Could Save Your Life
POZ | April 4, 2018
Worse Cognitive Outcomes Associated With CMV Antibodies Following ART for HIV
Infectious Disease Advisor | April 3, 2018
Can You Get the PrEP You Need? A Special Report
Advocate.com | April2, 2018
Updates to Human Papillomavirus Disease Section of Opportunistic Infections Guidelines
AIDSinfo | April 2018
Tennessee Department of Health: Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) & Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Outbreak Response Plan
CDC | January 2018
Hot News: Sexually Transmitted Infections on the Rise in PrEP Users
AIDS Rev. 2018 Jan-Mar
Overdose Deaths Involving Opioids, Cocaine, and Psychostimulants — United States, 2015–2016
CDC | March 30, 2018
Symptomatic HIV Patients with ACS Undergo Fewer Revascularization Procedures
MD Magazine | March 28, 2018
US Deaths From Infectious Diseases Decline, But Not Everywhere
U.S. News & World Report | March 27, 2018
HIV and the Opioid Epidemic: 5 Key Points
KFF.org | Mar 27, 2018
Menopause worsens fatigue, muscle aches in women with HIV
Healio | March 23, 2018
HIV and Neurology: An Overview of Complications and Challenges
Pharmacy Times | March 22, 2018
Research sheds more light on cardiovascular risk in people with HIV
aidsmap | March 21, 2018
Racial Disparities in HIV Control Persist Despite Equal Access to Care
Infection Control Today | March 21, 2018
Cervical Cancer Screening in Patients With HIV: Updated Guidelines
Medscape | March 19, 2018
Treatment with extended-release naltrexone increases chances that HIV-positive prisoners will ...
aidsmap | March 13, 2018
AIDSVu Maps PrEP Use Across the U.S.
Statin users have lower rates of many types of cancer
aidsmap | March 8, 2018
PrEP Underuse May Point to Political Problem
MedPage Today | March 7, 2018
One-month tuberculosis prophylaxis as effective as nine-month regimen for people living with HIV
NIH | March 5, 2018
Effects of Pre-exposure Prophylaxis for the Prevention of HIV Infection on Sexual Risk Behavior in Men Who Have Sex with Men: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis
Clin Infect Dis. 2018 Mar 2. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciy182
US studies underline importance of primary care physicians for people with HIV
aidsmap | March 1, 2018
Not Enough People With HIV Receive Proper Cancer Treatment
POZ | February 28, 2018
Study: Testing All Adults for Hepatitis C Virus is Cost-Effective
Specialty Pharmacy Times | February 27, 2018
Lymphoma treatment outcomes just as good for people with HIV
aidsmap | February 21, 2018
Severe fibrosis improves in most patients after hepatitis C cure but persists in a quarter
aidsmap | February 20, 2018
HPV16 highly prevalent among HIV-positive MSM in France and strongly associated with high ...
aidsmap | February 19, 2018
ICYMI: PrEP Prescriptions on the Rise: But More Work Remains
HIV.gov | February 16, 2018
Prevalence and Incidence of Anal and Cervical High-Risk Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Types covered by Current HPV Vaccines among HIV-Infected Women in the Study to Understand the Natural History of HIV/AIDS in the Era of Effective Therapy (The SUN Study)
14 February 2018 - Journal of Infectious Diseases
Extragenital Chlamydia and Gonorrhea in Young Black Men Who Have Sex With Men: Missed Treatment Opportunities for HIV-Infected MSM?
Sex Transm Dis. 2017 Oct 19. doi: 10.1097/OLQ.0000000000000746
Tobacco use among people living with HIV: analysis of data from Demographic and Health Surveys from 28 low-income and middle-income countries.
Lancet Glob Health. 2017 Jun;5(6):e578-e592. doi: 10.1016/S2214-109X(17)30170-5.
22 people test positive for HIV in Sargodha village
Geo News, Pakistan
PrEP resources for front line medical staff
Further Disparities in PrEP Uptake Revealed Among Medi-Cal Beneficiaries
CHIPTS | February 8, 2018
Neurological Complications of HIV Infection
New edition: HIV, stigma & discrimination
aidsmap | February 2, 2018
Hypertension among persons living with HIV in medical care in the United States– Medical Monitoring Project, 2013-2014 - "We found that about 1 in 8 patients had undiagnosed and untreated hypertension."
Open Forum Infectious Diseases | January 30, 2018
Viral suppression protects against long-term liver damage caused by older HIV drugs
aidsmap | January 29, 2018
Chantix Is Effective at Getting HIV-Positive Smokers Off Cigarettes
POZ | January 26, 2018
Women with HIV less likely to receive recommended treatments for gynaecologic cancers
aidsmap | January 25, 2018
Smoking causes one in five cancers in people with HIV in North America
aidsmap | January 22, 2018
Increases in Acute Hepatitis C Virus Infection Related to a Growing Opioid Epidemic and Associated Injection Drug Use, United States, 2004 to 2014
Amer Jnl of Public Health Feb 2018
Attitudes towards men who 'bareback' are a barrier to wider use of PrEP
aidsmap | January 15, 2018
Evolving Models and Ongoing Challenges for HIV Preexposure Prophylaxis Implementation in the United States
JAIDS Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: Feb 1 2018
Hiv & Diabetes - risk factors/ARTs
Brief Report: The Right People, Right Places, and Right Practices Disparities in PrEP Access Among African American Men, Women, and MSM in the Deep South
JAIDS Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: Jan 1 2017
Mapping How The Opioid Epidemic Sparked An HIV Outbreak
89.3 WFPL | January 14, 2018
Twice the rate of bone loss among ART-treated women than men
aidsmap | January 9, 2018
Desire for Patient-Centered HIV Care Among Inconsistently Engaged Racial and Ethnic Minority People Living With HIV
JANAC Jan 8 2018
Usage Remains Low for Pill that Can Prevent HIV Infection
Voice of America | January 8, 2018
High prevalence of emphysema in middle-aged HIV-positive smokers
aidsmap | January 8, 2018
Gynecologic cancer in HIV-infected women: treatment and outcomes in a multi-institutional cohort
AIDS | January 4, 2018
Innate Immune Response and Outcome of Clostridium difficile Infection Are Dependent on Fecal Bacterial Composition in the Aged Host
J Infect Dis. 2018 Jan 4;217(2):188-197. doi: 10.1093/infdis/jix414.
Incidence of diabetes mellitus and factors associated with its development in HIV-positive patients over the age of 50
Middle-aged HIV-positive people have increased risk of 'silent' cerebral vascular disease linked to ...
aidsmap | January 2, 2018
Inflammation-Related Morbidity and Mortality Among HIV-Positive Adults: How Extensive Is It?
NCBI/PubMed | January 1, 2018
Inflammation-Related Morbidity and Mortality Among HIV-Positive Adults: How Extensive Is It?
JAIDS Jan 2018
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