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May 30, 2014
Smoking Harms the Immune System in People With HIV
Smoking is detrimental to the immune systems of HIV-positive people taking antiretroviral therapy.
May 29, 2014
Preliminary Estimate Says PrEP Takes 7 Days to Work
Truvada as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) against HIV takes an estimated week to reach full efficacy and may protect for nearly a week afterward.
May 28, 2014
Gilead’s Sovaldi-Ledipasvir Pill Safe With Major HIV Drugs
The Sovaldi/ledipasvir combination pill to treat hepatitis C does not have a clinically significant impact on five common HIV antiretrovirals.
Voucher Incentives Draw Injection Drug Users Into HIV Care
Providing voucher incentives can increase key rates of engagement into HIV care among injection drug users living with the virus.
May 27, 2014
Seroconverting on PrEP Not a Major Risk For Truvada Resistance
Those taking Truvada as pre-exposure prophylaxis are not at a major risk of developing resistance to the components of the drug if they seroconvert.
May 23, 2014
Cancer Risk in HIV Population Linked to Viruses and Smoking
A doubled risk of cancer among HIV-positive people appears to be due almost entirely to raised rates of cancers linked to smoking and other viruses.
May 22, 2014
Low Vitamin D Is Linked to Poor HIV Treatment Outcomes
There is an apparent link between low vitamin D and an elevated risk of HIV disease progression among people beginning treatment for the virus.
May 21, 2014
Cracking the Code of an Enzyme That Ultimately Helps HIV
Researchers at Johns Hopkins University have discovered how to inhibit a key enzyme that plays an important yet complex role in HIV’s life cycle.
May 20, 2014
Cardiovascular Risks Need Better Management In HIV Population
High blood pressure and high cholesterol are each resistant to traditional forms of treatment among the HIV population.
May 19, 2014
Alcohol Is Very Risky for Those Coinfected With HIV and Hep C
Drinking even moderately is linked to a much higher risk of advanced liver fibrosis among those coinfected with hepatitis C and HIV.
May 16, 2014
Still Hoping for a Functionally Cured Canadian Baby
Proof that any Canadian children have been functionally cured of HIV has so far been elusive, with one child experiencing viral rebound after a treatment interruption.
May 15, 2014
CDC Issues New Guidelines for Using Truvada as PrEP
The CDC has issued new guidelines to health care providers for the use of Truvada as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to prevent HIV acquisition.
May 14, 2014
Media Cooks Up Claim That Soy Sauce Treats, Even Cures HIV
Numerous media outlets have erroneously reported that soy sauce contains an ingredient that treats or even may cure HIV.
May 13, 2014
Major Study Supports Benefits of Beginning HIV Therapy Early
Starting antiretroviral treatment for HIV before CD4 cells drop too low reduces the risk of AIDS and HIV-related illnesses.
May 12, 2014
Is a Parasite to Blame for High HIV Rates in African Women?
A widespread parasitic disease may be responsible for the disproportionate rates of HIV among African women.
May 09, 2014
Opioid Substitution Therapy Is Linked to Lowered HIV Risk
Methadone and buprenorphine-naloxone both lower injecting behaviors that put injection drug users at risk for HIV.
May 08, 2014
Low CD4s Despite HIV Treatment Linked to Risk of Cancer
A failure for CD4 levels to rise in the face of treatment for HIV is associated with a greater risk of virus-related non-AIDS-defining cancers.
May 07, 2014
Booze and Many Sex Partners Don’t Click With HIV Prevention
The more people drink and the more sex partners they have, the less likely they are to engage with an HIV prevention program.
May 06, 2014
New HIV-Fighting Protein Found in Coral Reefs
Researchers have uncovered a new class of proteins, found in coral reefs, that can block HIV from entering immune cells.
May 05, 2014
Harm Reduction Programs for Injection Drug Users Curb HIV
Implementing harm reduction programs among imprisoned and newly released injection drug users dramatically slows the spread of HIV. 
May 02, 2014
New HHS HIV Treatment Guidelines Account for Cost
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has for the first time added a section on cost considerations to its guidelines on HIV treatment.
May 01, 2014
HIV Bites Into Health-Related Quality of Life in the U.K.
People living with HIV in the United Kingdom have poorer health-related quality of life than the HIV-negative population.
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