Over a 1-year intervention period, teams of clinicians implemented culturally affirming protocols to improve their primary care practice’s ability to serve LGBT patients.
A cross-sectional study was performed to assess whether age, body mass index, and/or components of antiretroviral therapy contributed to persistence of HIV viremia.
A team of investigators conducted a randomized trial comparing test-guided management of tuberculosis with systematic empirical treatment for adults with HIV infection.
HIV-positive patients in the United States face significant challenges associated with poor adherence to antiretroviral therapy (ART) and HIV-1 drug resistance, according to a study published in AIDS and Behavior.
HIV testing occurs at less than 1% of physician office and emergency department visits and at less than 3% of community health center visits.
Patients who are HIV-positive with a probable or proven severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection may not be at a greater risk for severe disease or death compared with patients who are HIV-negative,
Many sexually active men who have sex with men do not receive recommended prevention services and STD testing when receiving care for HIV infection.
Focused prevention and treatment of noncommunicable diseases may reduce the burden of multimorbidity in people living with HIV who have mood disorders and multimorbidity.
Researchers studied the average age of menopause, prevalence of early menopause and premature menopause, and correlates of menopause occurring at <45 years in women living with HIV.
Symtuza is a 4-drug combination of darunavir, an HIV-1 protease inhibitor; cobicistat, a CYP3A inhibitor; and emtricitabine and tenofovir alafenamide.
Most have regular doctor, but few have had conversations about same-sex sexual behaviors, HIV testing.
NIH-sponsored trial was being conducted in South Africa.
Integrase strand transfer inhibitors (INSTIs) are a generally well-tolerated class of antiretrovirals that have a higher antiviral potency compared with other classes of ART.
Effective implementation of HIV prevention strategies begins with appropriate patient-clinician communication, and one of the most important things a nurse practitioner and physician assistant can do is normalize the conversation.
Number of HIV-2 diagnoses remains low; more false positives seen with greater use of differentiation test.
Data published in JAMA Network Open suggest that prescribing practices for ART in pregnant women living with HIV in the US do not align optimally with national guidelines.
A substantial number of HIV infections are likely attributable to pre-existing infection with the herpes simplex virus type 2.
Similar proportion of infants attain, sustain viral suppression when starting <48 hours, 2 to 14 days after birth.
Administration of simeprevir is more problematic with ART; sofosbuvir has fewest interactions with ART.
Many prescribed ARVs with insufficient evidence, not recommended for use in pregnant women with HIV.