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Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections

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

Glycated haemoglobin threshold for dysglycaemia screening, and application to metabolic syndrome diagnosis in HIV-infected Africans

PLoS One. 2019 Jan 31;14(1):e0211483. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0211483. eCollection 2019

NATAP: Cardiac Dysfunction in HIV/Belly Fat-VAT-Lipodystrophy

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease: a growing health problem in people with HIV

aidsmap | January 29, 2019

HIV-positive women less likely to be treated successfully for cervical pre-cancer

aidsmap | January 26, 2019

Experts suggest urine-based TB screening for all patients with HIV

Healio | January 26, 2019

PrEP promotion should be positive

aidsmap | January 25, 2019

Effect of Marijuana Smoking on Pulmonary Disease in HIV-Infected and Uninfected Men: A ...

The Lancet | January 24, 2019

Proportion of Incident HIV Cases among Men Who Have Sex with Men Attributable to Gonorrhea and Chlamydia: A Modeling Analysis

PubMed | January 19, 2019

Higher Viral Control in Women With HIV in Serodiscordant Relationships

Infectious Disease Advisor | January 18, 2019

New Updated HHS Exercise Executive Summary & Guidelines 2nd Edition

Trans Women Can PrEP Without Fear

Advocate.com | January 17, 2019

Associations With Kaposi Sarcoma in Patients With HIV

Physician's Weekly | January 14, 2019

HIV & Cancer Risk: Expert Interview

Infectious Disease Advisor | January 10, 2019

The science is clear: with HIV, undetectable equals untransmittable

NIH | January 10, 2019

Six innovative models for PrEP services

aidsmap | January 7, 2019

Hitch HIV prevention to a rolling wagon

The Hill | January 5, 2019

Top HIV News of 2018

Contagionlive.com  | December 26, 2018

HIV infections among black gay men taking PrEP, probably due to poor adherence

aidsmap | December 20, 2018

Trauma-Informed Approaches Toolkit

NASTAD | December 14, 2018

Women with HIV have increased risk of missed menstrual periods

aidsmap | December 13, 2018

HPV seroprevalence comparable among MSM and women

Healio | December 7, 2018

Mobile health has power to transform HIV/AIDS nursing

UW Today | November 20, 2018

Increased Risk for First and Second Primary Cancers in Patients With HIV/AIDS

Infectious Disease Advisor | November 19, 2018

Human papillomavirus prevalence and behavioral risk factors among HIV-infected and HIV-uninfected men who have sex with men in Taiwan

Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Nov;97(45):e13201. doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000013201

Majority of HIV Persistence During ART Due to Infected Cell Proliferation

Infection Control Today | November 17, 2018

HIV Positive Hispanics Face Greater Risk of HPV-Related Cancers

MD Magazine | November 15, 2018

Recent incarceration increases HIV and hepatitis C risk for people who inject drugs

aidsmap | November 12, 2018

Early HIV treatment reduces the risk of liver fibrosis

aidsmap | November 8, 2018

PrEP sorting: HIV negative gay men prefer sexual partners who are using PrEP

aidsmap | November 7, 2018

Identifying Patterns of Comorbidities in People Living with HIV

Contagionlive.com | November 6, 2018

Hepatitis C increases the risk of premature delivery for pregnant women with HIV

aidsmap | November 2, 2018

Researchers Propose Adding Viral Suppression Within 3 Months of HIV Diagnosis to HIV/AIDS ...

AJMC.com Managed Markets Network | November 1, 2018

Higher Hospital Rate With HIV in Women and Straight Men Than in MSM
HIV Drug Therapy, Glasgow 2018, October 28-31, 2018, Glasgow
HIV Linked to Higher Odds of Anemia, Neutropenia, and Thrombocytopenia
HIV Drug Therapy, Glasgow 2018, October 28-31, 2018, Glasgow

HPV-Related Cancer Prevention and Control Programs at Community-Based HIV/AIDS Service Organizations: Implications for Future Engagement

Front Oncol. 2018 Oct 26;8:422. doi: 10.3389/fonc.2018.00422. eCollection 2018

More Prevention Research Needed to Control the HIV/AIDS Pandemic

Contagionlive.com | Oct 25, 2018

Cost, Insurance, Daily Dosing Remain Barriers to PrEP Among US MSM
HIV Research for Prevention (HIVR4P), October 21-25, 2018, Madrid

HIV Transmission Rate 10 Times Higher With Anal vs Vaginal Sex: Meta-Analysis

HIV Research for Prevention (HIVR4P), October 21-25, 2018, Madrid

CD4s in "Normal" Anal Mucosa Are Activated in HIV+ Men With Anal Cancer Precursor

HIV Research for Prevention (HIVR4P), October 21-25, 2018, Madrid

Decreased HIV Incidence Among PrEP Users Compared to Non-users in a Boston Community Health Center, 2012-2017

HIV Research for Prevention (HIVR4P), October 21-25, 2018, Madrid

HIV-infected Hispanic adults face higher risks of HPV-related cancers

EurekAlert | Oct 22, 2018

TargetHIV Blog Profiles Living Bridge: Clinic Achieves 90 Percent Viral Suppression Rate

HIV/AIDS Bureau | Oct 22, 2018

Study Says This Blue Pill Is Stopping HIV

RealClearLife | October 20, 2018

Managing the complexities and risks of HIV and tuberculosis coinfection

EurekAlert | October 19, 2018

Low CD4 Measures Predict Virus-Related Cancers in HIV-Negative Gay/Bisexual Men

NATAP | October 19, 2018

Anal HPV-16 infection significantly more common in men who have sex with men, especially those ...

aidsmap | October 16, 2018

Latino Women With HIV Face Different Obstacles to Care Than Latino Men

Contagionlive.com | October 16, 2018

Less than half of prisoners with HIV retained in care 3 years after release

Healio | October 13, 2018

In medical first, HIV-positive mother donates liver to her uninfected baby, in South Africa

CNN | October 10, 2018

Another rare PrEP failure reported in San Francisco

aidsmap | October 9, 2018

Delayed ART, Smoking, Sleep Apnea, PI, (CVD) Tied to Erectile Dysfunction With HIV
IDWeek 2018, October 3-7, 2018, San Francisco
Only 30% With HCV/HIV in Safety-Net System Get HCV Therapy in DAA Era
IDWeek 2018, October 3-7, 2018, San Francisco

Improving HIV outcomes among HIV-infected patients diagnosed with cancer and followed in an integrated, multidisciplinary, infectious disease/cancer clinic

IDWeek 2018, October 3-7, 2018, San Francisco

People living with HIV underestimate the harm of smoking

aidsmap | October 3, 2018

Smoking and Accelerated Lung Function Decline in HIV-Positive Individuals: A Secondary Analysis of the START Pulmonary Substudy

Clinical Science | June 25, 2018

Incidence of first and second primary cancers diagnosed among people with HIV, 1985–2013: a ...

The Lancet | Sept 20, 2018

US doctors' organisation endorses event-based PrEP for the first time

aidsmap | Sept 19, 2018

Findings of large study suggest that HIV should be considered a major risk factor for cardiovascular ...

aidsmap | Sept 17, 2018

Carotid Artery Atherosclerosis Is Associated With Mortality in Adults With HIV

Infectious Disease Advisor | Sept 11, 2018

HIV testing and pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) use, familiarity, and attitudes among gay and bisexual men in the United States: A national probability sample of three birth cohorts

PLOS | September 7, 2018

Unstable housing associated with low CD4 cell count and detectable viral load for HIV-positive ...
aidsmap | September 6, 2018
The Association of Chronic Pain and Long-Term Opioid Therapy With HIV Treatment Outcomes

Appropriate pain management may have role in key HIV treatment outcomes, suggests US research

aidsmap | August 30, 2018

Diarrhea Rates in People With HIV Have Not Improved in Recent Years

Poz | August 29, 2018

Patient Navigation Associated With Positive Outcomes in HIV

Clinical Advisor | August 28, 2018

Smartphone App Can Help Improve Outcomes in Patients With HIV

Infectious Disease Advisor | August 28, 2018

Basic Information for People Living with HIV

STEPS to Care Toolkit

STEPS to Care, a new online toolkit to support engagement in HIV care, is now available for download on the Effective Interventions website.

HIV disease and diabetes interact to affect brain white matter hyperintensities and cognition

AIDS. 2018 Aug 24;32(13)

Impact of glycemic status on longitudinal cognitive performance in men with and without HIV infection

AIDS. 2018 Aug 24;32(13)

Diarrhoea continues to affect the quality of life of people with HIV in the modern treatment era

aidsmap | August 2018

NIH Officials: Closing Treatment Gaps Critical to Ending the U.S. HIV Epidemic

August 22, 2018—NIAID Newsroom

Untreated Genital Warts May Increase Risk of HIV Transmission

Infection Control Today | August 21, 2018

People taking a protease inhibitor who have heart failure have an increased mortality risk, study ...

aidsmap | August 18, 2018

HIV PrEP in the U.S. Military Services

August 15, 2018—HIV.gov

Treatment with modern antiretrovirals doesn't increase the risk of hypertension

aidsmap | August 14, 2018

New NIH reference book is one-stop resource for diabetes medical information

NIH | August 14, 2018

AIDS 2018: The Good and the Bad

TheBody.com | August 7, 2018

Naltrexone helps HIV positive individuals reduce heavy alcohol use

Yale News | August 6, 2018

People with HIV receiving methadone and HIV drugs spend less time with detectable viral load

aidsmap | July 2018

Study: Paclitaxel Best for HIV-Related Kaposi's Sarcoma

MedPage Today | July 29, 2018

Fatal Disseminated Kaposi's Sarcoma in Two Patients with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Infection

Am J Case Rep. 2018 Jul 25;19:868-874. doi: 10.12659/AJCR.910004

PrEP Use, Compared With HIV Diagnosis Trends, Lags in Youths, Women, the South

POZ | July 17, 2018

Mutated HIV strain in Canada is turning into AIDS much faster than usual, report warns

Daily Mail | July 27, 2018

It's time to make PrEP available to all who need it

aidsmap | July 17, 2018

Younger Adults with HIV Experience Shorter Times to Viral Rebound

MD Magazine | July 16, 2018

Trends in the use of oral emtricitabine/tenofovir disoproxil fumarate for pre-exposure prophylaxis against HIV infection, United States, 2012-2017

Ann Epidemiol. 2018 Jun 22

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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